Phoyo Playhouses

A playhouse that is portable, practically indestructible and NOT made of plastic! I’m so excited by this new discovery! Isn’t it great? New Zealand architect, Robin Hannah, set about constructing a nifty slot-together version for her kids way back in the ’70s and well … fast forward and she’s kindly decided to not only repeat the design for her lucky grandchildren, but also to make it available to us! The best part? The Phoyo is made made of sustainably grown pine so it’ll last more than one generation (which means technically I can classify this type of plaything as an ‘investment’ — should my plastic-loving husband question the viability of the new purchase!)

On a practical level, the Phoyo comes with a clear varnish or you can receive it bare sanded so that you and the kids can jazz it up with your own bespoke design. I must say though, I kind of like it au natural. Oh and one more thing — aside from the fantastic utility of being completely screw/nail free, the clever six piece set simply flat packs away when not needed. Perfect! For dogs too I would imagine…

– Sara


Comments (7)

July 20, 2010

I like the idea of children painting it and also the fact that it doesn’t have nails. I love the little house, now I only need a garden 🙂

Esther in Amsterdam
July 20, 2010

What a great find, Sara! Love it!!!

July 21, 2010

What a great find! Absolutely love this concept. I wonder if it could be wallpapered…

January 27, 2015

Hi, I saw one of these cool playhouses yesterday while installing our removable wallpaper in a children’s hospital waiting area. They look beautiful. And they could definately be wallpaper with our removable product. Hope that helps!

July 21, 2010

Oooh, I love… and I love the idea of wallpaper, thanks Chloe!

Courtney in London
July 21, 2010

Oooh I LOVE this. What a great find!

July 21, 2010

Oh, wowee. These rock. I loves them. Just have to get a garden now! Xxx

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