The 2-story clubhouse I built for my kids

Did you have a clubhouse as a kid? I did for a couple of years, and it sure was fun for me, my brother and neighborhood kids. Since I wanted my boys to have one too, I built them a clubhouse that took my childhood structure to a whole different level (literally). I built this a while back, but never put it online until recently. Initially it was a single story with a balcony, but I added a second story after realizing the rain was going to destroy my hard work if the balcony was left open to the elements for much longer. Watch below (or here). What do you think?

Here and there I like to take a break from stats and market trends to share passions well beyond real estate. One of my favorite things to do in life is to work with my hands. I honestly find so much joy and fulfillment when building – even though I’m fairly novice overall. Thanks for letting me share this project.

Questions: Do you think clubhouses are a positive or negative when selling a house? I’d love to hear your take. Any stories or specific examples?

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Design ideas for a two-story backyard clubhouse?

I shared before about the clubhouse I built four months ago. Well, it’s now time to take this piece of kid “real estate” in the backyard to the next level. I originally designed this fort with an upstairs balcony, which has been really fun for the kids, but ultimately this design is not going to promote what the experts call P.E.L. (playhouse economic longevity). My new plan now is to build out an enclosed second story with shutters on all windows. This will help weather proof the clubhouse a bit more.

I have earmarked September 24-25 as my building days, and I would love to get your suggestions and tips for anything I might add to make this structure an amazing place for my two boys and neighborhood kids. I am open ears and I would appreciate any feedback. See the image below to get a general idea of what I envision and watch a video of the clubhouse as it is now here. Thank you.

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