Children love to be in tiny, cave-like places.


Wherever children play, around the house, in the neighborhood, in schools, make small “caves” for them. Tuck these caves away in natural leftover spaces, under stairs, under kitchen counters. Keep the ceiling heights low—2 feet 6 inches to 4 feet—and the entrance tiny.

… the places specially devoted to children’s play - Adventure Playground (73), Children’s Home (86), Children’s Realm (137) - and Thick Walls (197) - can be embellished with a special detail.

Build the caves right into the fabric of the walls - Thickening the Outer Walls (211). Make the doors very tiny to match the caves - an extreme version of Low Doorway (224)

Reference for full-text of Pattern: p. 927low-confidence