|Mattias is having so much fun.|
I really, really adore this house. I adore it so much that I'm pretty sure I couldn't design something much better myself. I love the non-rectilinarity of it. I love the primary colors. I love the fact that it looks like it's for children, as opposed to being a mini-version of an adult house. I love the use of the canvas tarp roof. I love the fact that it's wood and not plastic. I love the rope ladder, the flags, the tie downs, the bell with a cord to ring, the funny little door. I'd love it sitting in the yard of my conservatively colored house. Heck, I'd even love to hear the neighbors complain about it.
Noah would love sitting on the little porch where he could
(Apparently, it comes in natural unfinished wood, so you could paint it any color you'd like.)
|Jako-o didn't want me to publish their photos, |
so I made these ARTWORK COLLAGES to show you how cool it is.
No, we're not getting it. First, because Jako-o doesn't ship to the US. Second, because it costs an outrageous amount of 2,500 euro ($3,300). To be honest with you, I THINK I could copy it pretty well. I THINK I could make it myself if I had the time and money to invest. But I don't.
So instead, I'm just showing it to you. So you, too, may pine over it.
I'm going to give you the link to this Stilt House and lots more photos. But it is rather tricky to get onto the website (i.e., they have some website ISSUES) so I'm going to give you rather explicit instructions for when you click on the link below:
- A (Flash?) dialog box will open and tell you that can only Browse but Not Buy from the US.
- If you click on their orange box you will get stuck in a vicious cycle and never get to see anything.
- SO INSTEAD, click on the icon at the bottom right corner that says "Worldwide (in English)."
- By that point, you will have lost the link to the playhouse.
- So, come back to THIS BLOG and click on the link ONE MORE TIME. This time the link should link you directly to the product. This may depend a little on how your cookies are set... but I think this will work for most people.*
- You can drool over the Stilt House and thousands of other amazing German Children's Products:
- (Some of my favorite items are the 'Designed by Parents, Made for Parents' items. There's no good way to get a list of all of them, but if you surf around, you should start noticing some items have a red tag stating 'Designed by Parents, Made for Parents.')
If you see any stilt play houses that are this cool in the US, will you please let me know? Because I'm just not finding anything comparable.
Also, see? I'm practically an ad for Jako-o and they aren't compensating me anything - and they wouldn't even let me show you their photos! (Good thing I'm such an extremely talented Ar-Teeest.) You're welcome, Jako-o.
*Alternatively, find this on the Jako-o website under (you'll still need to click on "Worldwide(in English)"):
>Playing in the garden
>House on Stilts