Owning a house can feel like a big responsibility, what with plumbing repairs, tax bills, and heavy mortgages. If only life were as carefree as when we were children. But kids don’t get to have their own house, of course. Unless they are so very fortunate as to have one designed by the likes of Barbara Butler.
Fun for kids
Barbara Butler designs play structures. They are wonderfully colorful, have inventive themes, and are made to last for years and be strong enough for adults to use too.
Most of us wouldn’t want our own “real” house to be so whimsical. Some like a lot of historical character, others want a bit of fantasy, but it’s usually only kids who love an all-out wild little house to hang out in.
Of course the kind of playhouses you see Barbara Butler designing and building cost a fair bit—as much as a nice remodel for your own home might.
Still, I enjoy seeing such imaginative forts, castles, and cottages with all their bridges, slides, zip lines, and bright cheery colors. It makes me want to put more fun into my own designs.
And it sounds like Barbara has a lot of fun in her work. It says on her website that when she put her all into the research and building of her first creative backyard play structure, “Suddenly all of her loves fused together: art, outdoors, building with wood, children, family and play!”
Kind of inspiring, don’t you think?