Like most kids Thing 1 and Thing 2 love playhouses. It doesn’t matter if they are two sizes too small, or even if they are smelly or dirty. They love them. We didn’t have one. I was hoping to snag a used one this summer but it never happened. This fall I came across My Very Own House Cottage. A playhouse made out of cardboard. Better yet it can be folded up and put away when not in use. I took the leap of faith and decided it would be the “big” gift this Christmas. It was a huge hit!
The house comes as one piece with instructions on how to unfold and piece together. It was fairly simple and ready to go in less then 10 minutes. The house can also fold back up which can be done by following the directions backwards. The directions are printed right on the house (in a hidden area) so they are always at hand. The house can easily be stored in a closet when not in use. I wouldn’t plan on folding and unfolding the house everyday but it is simple enough.