Fun, New, Portable Children's Playhouses Launched by Beezer

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Start-up introduces new and innovative, eco-friendly playhouse that is not only fun, but easy to setup and take down thanks to its quarter-turn BeezerBit fastener.

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It's been a blast to see kids' reactions when they first see the Beezer Playhouse, and it's been great to see how excited they are to help build it. I wish I'd thought of this 25 years ago!

We’ve all seen children ignore their shiny new toys, opting instead to play in the cardboard boxes the toys came in. Fortunately, Ben Lindaman never outgrew this favorite childhood pastime, choosing instead to create Beezer Playhouses.

“I think much of my creative spirit was established in those early days when I would start the weekend with a pile of cardboard, and at the end of the weekend I’d have a whole kid-sized city. I still vividly remember that sense of accomplishment,” said Lindaman, an engineer with 8 years of experience in product development.

Never forgetting about the fun he had and the learning that took place with the cardboard playhouses he created, Lindaman and his wife Julie set out to perfect his favorite childhood toy. Recognizing that while cardboard playhouses were loads of fun, there were some inherent challenges with them including the amount of floor space they consumed, their lack of durability, and the fact that eventually they had to be taken down, inevitably leading to their destruction. As such, the Lindaman’s created Beezer Playhouses and the BeezerBits Construction System, providing families with an easy, creative way to experience all the fun of a playhouse with none of the challenges.

Beezer Playhouses are made from 100 percent recyclable materials and are more durable than traditional cardboard playhouses. Thanks to the BeezerBits Construction System—quarter-turn fasteners designed to hold walls and roof panels together, as well as the working plastic doors and windows—Beezer Playhouses are able to withstand the wear and tear of creative, interactive-play time and time again. BeezerBits were also designed to help foster a creative learning atmosphere where children can have fun helping their parents build and decorate the playhouses. All Beezer Playhouses come with reusable storage carry-cases, and since the playhouse can be easily assembled, disassembled and stored in just a few minutes, they are perfect for homes with limited space, and can easily be taken outside, to a friend’s house or to grandma and grandpa’s home.

“It’s been a blast to see kids’ reactions when they first see the Beezer Playhouse, and it’s been great to see how excited they are to help build it,” noted Lindaman. “I wish I’d thought of this 25 years ago!”

Beezer Playhouses are now available for pre-sale through November 2011 at Kickstarter.com, a crowd-funding website dedicated to funding and following creativity. The Lindamans hope to pre-sell enough Beezer Playhouses through Kickstarter.com to expedite and deliver them in time for the winter holidays. For more information visit Beezerplayhouses.com.
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About Beezer Playhouses
Ben and Julie Lindaman founded Beezer Playhouses with the goal of helping children have fun while developing lifelong creative skills. Through Beezer Playhouse’s, the Lindamans look forward to giving back to the community through donations to local hospitals and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Julie has eight years of experience as a critical care nurse and is now pursuing a career as a nurse anesthetist. Ben has been an engineer at Polaris Industries for eight years and is a member of the product development team.

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