A DAD has revealed how he made a playhouse for his kids, and loved it so much he made a “resort” of them.
Canadian dad-of-three Tyson Leavitt’s designs proved so popular that he has now turned it into a thriving business, and sells his playhouses for up to £71,000.
Tyson, who posts on TikTok under @playhousewizard, uploaded a video saying: “Six years ago we built our kids a playhouse and enjoyed it so much we made a whole resort of them.
“Then decided to make it a business.
“I never thought I’d be building miniature castles for a living, but here we are.”
What started as a “stupid idea” has now taken off and Charmed Playhouses makes numerous luxury over-the-top treehouses and playhouses for children.
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Tyson and his wife Audrey started with three employers and he now has a whole team of staff – with his three kids Miles, Emmett and Lydia being important testers.
Tyson told Buzzfeed Canada: “We have playhouses that are $7,000 (£4,969) and we have playhouses that are over $100,000 (£71,000). It’s not up to us. The ideas come from our clients.”
No idea is too wild, and the company’s policy is: “We believe that every child deserves a place to play and let their imagination run wild.
“From slaying dragons to hosting lavish tea parties, every child needs a space to have some fun.”
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His background is in landscaping, and he’d often see back gardens that weren’t areas that kids could enjoy.
He said: “Even if a family’s backyard had a rickety swing set, it was shoddily made and usually clashed with the rest of the yard and house.”
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Now his designs are so good that many adults want to move in.
One said on TikTok: “I would live in one of those if I could.”
Another added: “This would have been my dream!”
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