A Canadian man's "stupid idea" to make extravagant playhouses has turned into a dream job in which he gets to bring children's wildest fantasies to life.
Leavitt started with only three employees. Now he has a staff of 15 and he's making luxury playhouses for clients all over North America. And he even has a TLC show in the works.
Leavitt worked as a landscaper for eight years before starting Charmed Playhouses. "One thing that I noticed is that in all these yards there were never really spaces that kids could go and enjoy," he told BuzzFeed Canada.
His fancy playhouses, on the other hand, are custom-made to suit the kids' interests. They can have fairy-tale designs or a more modern look, depending on what the family wants.
This playhouse comes with horse swings.
And here's the inside.
One of Leavitt's clients is Steph Curry. Here's what Charmed Playhouses is working on for the NBA superstar.
Curry's daughter Riley is pretty stoked about the whole thing.
This Rapunzel-themed playhouse is one of the first really fancy ones Leavitt made. It even comes with a blonde braid.
Leavitt's team has made about 20 playhouses since then, and he has tons more orders lined up. They come in all shapes and sizes, although they can cost a pretty penny.
All the playhouses are made in Leavitt's workshop, then delivered to the families for final assembly. He said the best part is still seeing the look on people's faces when they see it all come together.
"That's what makes this job unreal."
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