I just received this playhouse, having read up for a day or so on which one to get. I'm usually a big Little Tikes fan, as well as Step 2, but this one won out. My daughter is 4.5 and my son is 2.5 years old, so I needed something they could both play with, gender-neutral, and especially TALL enough for my daughter who is really tall! Putting it together took my husband and I about 2 hours, but I think it could be done in slightly shorter time.... Instructions were easy enough to follow; it definitely helped to use an electric screwdriver. The kids have played with this house NONSTOP since we put it in our back yard. I heeded the advice that this house has just enough stimulation, but not too much, as well as the airiness of the windows and added bonus of the mailbox. The kids have dragged their play food out and play house and restaurant with them. My daughter, who is about 47 inches tall, can stand inside, and my son (2.5) is probably the perfect age for it. I'm very happy with this purchase and hope that it withstands our So Cal sun in my back yard.