Playhouse Build Program Launch

Introducing our Playhouse Build Program

With the Playhouse Build Program, our goal is to build joy in our community. Each event brings together creative volunteers and generous donors to create a place local children can imagine, play, and call their own. Play is an essential part of child development, and creative play in a safe, dream-inspiring place instills confidence and joy in the hope of our community’s future: our children.

Our playhouses are built from a customized template developed by Habitat SLO County’s Jim Harper. The simple design makes setting up these playhouses easy, while creative touches such as swinging shutters, shingled roofs, and a large door–coupled with the unique paint decorations–make the homes feel special for each child.

The finished playhouses are donated to local families or organizations, or may be resold in our ReStore.

March 25 Playhouse Build Event

Our Playhouse Build Program was officially launched on March 25 at the Octagon Barn in San Luis Obispo. Over 25 volunteers, staff, and supporters came together to decorate and assemble three full-size playhouses in six hours. Each team developed a creative design scheme for their house which included flowers, bugs, clouds, and stars, alongside festive and vibrant colors.

You can view one of these completed playhouses at “Build With Us” on Thursday May 4 at The Penny SLO before it is donated to the Tom Maas Clubhouse for the Boys and Girls Club in Paso Robles. The two other playhouses were donated to the San Luis Coastal Unified School District Adult School Parent Participation preschool playground.