Build a Dream Playhouses Review and *Giveaway*

by Gina on February 24, 2011

US / 18+ Only :: Ends 3/27

I always wanted a play house when I was a little girl. Instead of having a real playhouse, however, I found myself fashioning pretend forts and hide-a-ways out of sheets, couch cushions, boxes…whatever I could find! I know, as adults, most of us have fond memories about playing in, or with, cardboard boxes as kids. Actually, that is where the founder of Build a Dream Playhouses came up with this idea.

A message from the Build a Dream team:

“We believe that imaginative play is absolutely critical to the developing minds of children. That is why we created a line of products centered on creativity and imagination. We supply the blank canvas for children to paint their dreams. It is truly amazing to continuously see our products transform into unique, one-of-a-kind playhouses.

Cardboard allows our products to be colored, painted, decorated, and customized to please every child’s dreams. Corrugated cardboard is also extremely durable and safe for children. Each and every product is tested to conform to the standards of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). We have also gone the extra mile to do testing not mandated by law to further ensure the safety of our products that we bring to market.

In addition to the commitment that we have to our valued customers, we also feel that as a company we have a commitment to our environment. Our products are manufactured from 80% recycled materials that result in an end product that is 100% recyclable. Our distribution center is located only 38 miles away from our manufacturer, which drastically reduces the fuel consumption required to ship our products.”

Take a look at these adorable designs:

My son is not old enough to truly enjoy his playhouse yet, but it is in a safe place awaiting him as he grows! I did take it out of the box and pop it open because I was so eager to see the design that we were sent. Of course, I also wanted to make sure I was able to provide you with an honest opinion of this product! Upon opening the box, I discovered that Build a Dream Playhouses was generous enough to send us this spectacular castle:

Pop N’ Play Castle — $59.95

When you receive your playhouse, it is completely flat:

But, watch how the product evolves:

How cool are the open windows, and doors and drawbridge that you can open and close?!


As you can see from this close-up view, the playhouse would be so much fun for kids to paint, color, and draw on! The main design is outlined for them, but they have free reign to really customize their playhouse. That’s what it’s all about!

I was very, very impressed by the quality of this product. Yes, it is cardboard, but it is a very high quality product. It is apparent that the people behind Build a Dream Playhouses spent much time researching the designs and refining their products in order to come up with some very creative playhouses that kids will love!

Win It!
Build a Dream Playhouses was generous enough to offer one of my readers a playhouse of their choice! Just complete the mandatory entry below and complete as many bonus entries as you desire!

Mandatory:
Leave a comment on this post stating which Build a Dream Playhouse you would choose if you won!

Bonus Entries:

  • Follow Build a Dream on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Follow Build a Dream on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Tweet the following message (1 entry – once per day):

#Win a Build a Dream Playhouse & spark your child’s imagination! http://tinyurl.com/4mx8xdl {Ends 3/27} @BuildADreamPH @TheCraveToSave

SEE THIS PAGE for complete list of bonus entries!

This giveaway will end on March 27, 2011 at 11:59pm. US/18+ only. Winner chosen by Random.org and notified via e-mail. Please see this page for official rules.

THANKS FOR ENTERING!

Disclosure: I was sent a product for review, but no monetary compensation was provided. The opinions expressed above are my own.

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1 Heather G February 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I would probably choose the kitchen

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2 Megan Wark February 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I would like the snack shack! :-)

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3 Megan Wark February 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

i like build a dream on Fb

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4 Megan Wark February 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm

i am following build a dream on twitter and tweeted the above message :-)

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5 Tasha Meyers February 24, 2011 at 6:40 pm

castle!

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6 Monique February 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm

My boys would love ice cream truck

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7 Monique February 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Following build a dream on twitter!

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8 Monique February 25, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I ‘like Build a Dream on FB as well

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9 Monique February 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Tweeted the above msg also

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10 Carol February 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I posted on twitter… truluvsurvivesd

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11 Carol February 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I added Build a Dream Playhouse on Facebook.

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12 Carol February 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I also followed Build a dream on Twitter. truluvsurvivesd

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13 Kris I. February 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I like the snack shack!

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14 Kris I. February 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I like Build a Dream on Facebook!

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15 Kris I. February 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I like you on Facebook!

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16 Kris I. February 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I follow you on GFC!

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17 Kris I. February 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I subscribe to your emails.

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18 August Harlow February 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I would definitely go for the Snack Shack!!!

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19 August Harlow February 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Following Build a Dream on FB

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20 Reeva February 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm

i would choose the snack shack.

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21 Reeva February 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm

i follow build a dream on twitter @cabbie413

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22 Reeva February 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

i already follow them on facebook – Re Morgan

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23 Rachel February 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I’d choose the Pop n play castle

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24 Rachel February 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm

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25 Rachel February 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm

also entered Kiki’s maternity giveaway

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26 Rachel February 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm

also entered Hayneedle giveaway

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27 Rachel March 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

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28 Rachel March 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm

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29 Brandi Elam March 2, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I would choose the castle.
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30 Brandi Elam March 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

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31 Brandi Elam March 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

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32 Brandi Elam March 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

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33 Brandi Elam March 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Like Build a Dream on FB
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Like you on FB
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36 Rachel March 3, 2011 at 9:11 am

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37 Aimee March 4, 2011 at 9:28 am

I think my son would like the dream machine.

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38 ash March 4, 2011 at 11:07 am

my little one would love the imagine wagon

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39 ash March 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

I follow via twitter.
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40 ash March 4, 2011 at 11:10 am

I like them on fb

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41 Rachel March 4, 2011 at 11:33 am

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42 Kathleen W. March 4, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I love the Castle–what a great idea for a birthday party activity and theme.

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43 Rachel March 5, 2011 at 7:47 am

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44 Renee March 5, 2011 at 10:34 am

I would choose the Kitchen!
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45 Renee March 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

Follow Build a Dream on Facebook
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46 Renee March 5, 2011 at 10:36 am

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47 Renee March 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

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48 Jen March 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I think I’d pick the castle too. That or the car.
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49 Mama Zen March 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I like the Mystery Machine!
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50 Freckleberry Mom March 5, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I’d pick the castle for my princess!

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51 Freckleberry Mom March 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I like Build a Dream on FB!
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52 Freckleberry Mom March 5, 2011 at 9:56 pm

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54 Rachel March 6, 2011 at 5:38 am

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55 Penelope March 6, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Without a doubt my sons would go bananas for the castle play set. Everyday is mid evil times at our house.

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56 Penelope March 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm

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57 Penelope March 6, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Follow Build a Dream on Facebook

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59 Alex H. (lexigurl) March 7, 2011 at 1:14 am

I would use the Snack Shack!
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60 Alex H. (lexigurl) March 7, 2011 at 1:15 am

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63 Alex H. (lexigurl) March 7, 2011 at 1:18 am

I follow on FB: Alex Herring

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64 Alex H. (lexigurl) March 7, 2011 at 1:18 am

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65 Alex H. (lexigurl) March 7, 2011 at 1:19 am

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66 Rachel March 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

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69 Rachel March 9, 2011 at 8:01 am

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71 Jacalyn March 9, 2011 at 8:03 am

I would choose the snack shack! :)

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72 Alyssa R. March 9, 2011 at 8:24 am

I would choose the castle. japcrundle@gmail.com

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73 Shannon Wieneke March 9, 2011 at 11:53 am

I would choose the Imagine Wagon
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81 Leah Walker March 9, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I would choose the Dream Machine. I wish the Cosmic Cruiser was a little bigger and could fit two small kids at once, then I would definitely choose it. LOl.

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