It’s a dream playhouse for any kid.
And a lot of grownups, too.
The miniature building contains two rooms with brightly colored walls connected by a ship’s ladder. Sliding plexiglass doors open on hot days to create a cross breeze with windows in the back. It’s fully wired with low-voltage lights. And it came complete with a green roof and a planter box out front, art hanging on the walls and a bean bag, tiny table and other furnishings.
Builder Jim Gaffney constructed the playhouse for a charity auction for Housing Hope, the local nonprofit that aims to combat homelessness. For a month, Gaffney spent every weekend and every night working in his shop on the project.
Maybe he should have just written a check.
“It probably would have been easier, but it wouldn’t have been as much fun,” Gaffney said. “It about wore me out, but I really did enjoy it.”