Plant and Play Shed

by Nate Wensowitch
(Austin,TX, USA)

Plant and Play Shed

Plant and Play Shed

The Plant and Play Shed cultivates family interaction by incorporating the functions of a porch shed and a playground component for children.


The basic functions for the shed includes a garage door to provide access and storage of lawn equipment while allowing for substantial ventilation in conjunction with operable windows.

The dominating form of the butterfly roof provides water catchment into a rain harvesting retention container to irrigate the attached vertical greenhouse.

Attached is a childs' swing and slide. This component serves to fuse two basic backyard functions into a single, cohesive unit. The solution allows parents enjoy their outdoor space while interacting at a close proximity to their children playing.

Durable, low maintenance materials include CMU, standing seam metal room, metal wall panel, painted steel, and FSC Brazilian hardwood.

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Big and non-defined
by: ann

even it is non-defined and big for a shed, it is ok

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Nice!
by: Anonymous

I'd like one of these please! Nice work!

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Has it all
by: Anonymous

Great look, cost effective materials, green thought process and integration...nice.

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Santa's helper
by: Anonymous

If this could fit in a Christmas stocking I'd take two!

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How soon can I get one
by: James

This is a great combination of design and function fulfilling multiple purposes. Very well done!

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great
by: Anonymous

Great idea for the yard and having a place for the kids to play while you have a place to keep track of all the ongoing projects of a yard. I like how you can see the customization potential based on the size or room you have available.

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Plans?
by: Anonymous

Great for the space we have in back. How do we get the plans for this? Is it easy to change the size of the greenhouse? Mama wants more room for her plants. Will the plans be posted on this site?

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Another thing on my To-Do list
by: Anonymous

Fantastic but now my wife wants me to build her one this summer!! I'll send pics after it's done. Probably won't be quite this perfect...

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WOW!
by: Anonymous

WOW! Wish you'd designed this one when my kids were young! Perfect family space and I love the idea of catching the rain. Also---nice breeze-way!

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Great design
by: Anonymous

Well planned and love the green approach. Definitely something to keep in mind.

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Awesome!
by: Cheryl

Very thoughtful design! I love the rain water irrigation for the greenhouse (I have always wanted a greenhouse but never dreamed one could have a mixed use design).You have taken the ordinary to the extraordinary! I LOVE the slide!

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nice work
by: Anonymous

slick design, lets build one for somebody..

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Pretty cool!
by: Anonymous

This is really creative and interesting. WAY better than the boring crap-in-a-box eyesore sheds from Home Depot. I love the multi-functionality of your design.

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awesome!
by: stacey


Great design and wonderful teaching opportunity with the rain water harvesting and green house.
I want one!

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Great utilization of materials and natural resources
by: Anonymous

Very thoughtful design providing intelligent solutions in a fun, playful, and user friendly manner.

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I love it!!!!
by: melissa

I love the look of it and the fact that it has a little play area. The rain barrel is great too especially since everyone is trying to "go green" now! When are you going to build us one?

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Very smart design!
by: Kim C.

I love the idea of catching rainwater to irrigate the greenhouse. Making it kid-friendly is an added bonus. Great job!

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I'll take two!
by: PJ

Sweet design and concept! Great job!

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great design
by: Brewer

nice design. I especially like the rain water harvesting and natural ventilation.

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that is so clean!!!
by: Anonymous

nice composition and use of materials, and I love the dual purpose.

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