Onion-shaped Den - small
This onion shaped den is my most popular playhouse shape - equally appealing to children, teenagers and adults.
The sloping sides are comfortable to lean against. The doorway is low but wide giving a sense of enclosure without being claustrophobic. The organic shape sits well among plants in the garden but would look stunning in an open plan interior space too.
This is the smallest I have made so far and is very cute! It measures just over 1m diameter at the widest point and is 150cm tall. It comes complete with a wooden base. Due to the size this one is definitely for children!
The dens are given two coats of a non-toxic varnish which will need to be reapplied annually. Because they are made from natural materials my willow playhouses will not last forever if kept outside but, if looked after, should give at least 5 years service. They can, of course, be kept inside where they will last indefinitely if well cared for.
I can only make the larger playhouses (everything except the Podkin) in the Spring and early Summer when freshly cut willow is available. Hence, I only make 10-20 playhouses a year - most are made to order. I've had a very busy Spring and it won't be long before I run out of willow, so I will only be able to make a few more playhouses this season. You can choose to pay a £150 deposit which will put you on my waiting list. If I can possibly make it for you this year, I will. Otherwise you will be at the head of the queue for a 2023 playhouse! If you have any questions please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.