Some of the coolest things I remember from childhood were a tree fort in a chinaberry tree (good supply of ammo) and log cabins we built in a eucalyptus forest being topped and harvested for charcoal (Sidi Slimane AFB, Morocco). Sure, kids’ lives are much more scheduled and controlled these days, but having an outdoor space in the back yard to call their own can create a sense of adventure while still keeping them close to home. Collaborating with kids on the design and theme of their fantasy world can be a blast!