Sure, we make awesome play houses, which kids love to play in outdoors. For families in the sunbelt, that works just about year-round (except that we hear almost no one in Arizona ever goes outside between June and August). Maybe people have to throw a jacket on once in a while, but it's basically uninterrupted active outdoor play.
Up here in Maine? The snow and 20-below weather chases some people indoors (not anyone we know - we're all tough guys who walked five miles in the snow uphill each way when we were kids - but some people) every once in a while. Active outdoor play can be hard when your nose freezes off after 10 minutes in the out of doors.
The bonus is that you get hot chocolate when you come back in.
Still, there are places even colder than Maine, where indoors can be even more attractive. Like, say, the Keweenaw Peninsula
, at the very top of Michigan, where they measure snowfall with giant stand-up thermometers that are 20 feet high.
So, what can we do for those people? For you people?
Well, we can make really cool indoor structures, too. Like the one we built for the Keweenaw Family Resource Center
, as part of their upstairs treehouse structure. They're loving it.
We heard from Cathy, who runs the place:
"Well it has been quite the year," she writes. "We have had over 1200 kids visits to the Tree House from March through September so it has been busy. As you can see from the photos it looks great."
And here are the pics:
We say, "if your kid can imagine it, we can build it." Indoors or outdoors. Give us the idea. We'll make it happen.