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Travis and Jessica Get an Awesome Outside Play Place

By: Thomas Boni

Above: Chelsea helps homeowner Jessica build a fence around the playhouse. Bottom: Homeowner Travis assists Danny.

Jessica and Travis moved into their house with their four young children two years ago.

But something’s been missing.

“What I envision, for our backyard, is a place where we can all play together,” Jessica says. “We love games; our family’s a big game family — and sports.”

“Really we were wanting a space outside where the kids could go and burn off energy,” Travis says.

With that in mind, Danny and Chelsea began taking measurements to put together a plan.

The Projects

This week, here’s what we have planned for Travis and Jessica’s home:

  • We’ll use the girls’ existing playhouse to anchor a small fenced-in area that will become their own pretend neighborhood, complete with oversized games for the whole family.
  • We’ll build a treehouse for the boys just off of the deck.
  • Behind it we’ll create a climbing wall with a cargo net on the backside
  • Opposite the picket fence, along the back edge of the yard, we’ll put together a balance beam obstacle course.

WATCH THE SHOW: Want to see how this Awesome Outside Play Place comes together?
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Travis and Jessica Get an Awesome Outside Play Place