If you’re having an attack of the eco-guilts about all the plastic you seem to have accumulated since parenthood struck, then here is something you can feel good about — cardboard!
UK company Paperpod use recycled super sturdy cardboard to make toy houses and furniture. Offering 5 different style options for the playhouses, they come flat packed, are light, easily transportable, collapsible and environmentally friendly. Choose from traditional looking Playhouse and Den models, or go for the fun Rocket, Teepee or Paperpod designs.
All models come in plain beige cardboard which gives you a great opportunity to do your own decorating. A great idea for a party — just give the kids paint, brushes, crayons, felt markers and let their imagination and creativity run wild or suggest a theme they can work to — have them sign their name and you have your own customised playhouse! The real corker for parents — just collapse it down and put it away once you have finished with it, or, when they have grown out of it — either recycle it onto a friend or put it in your recycling bin.
Prices start at a very reasonable £38, you will need to email them for international shipping quotation.