Dreams Happen Playhouses

Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) was founded in 1989 to take on the challenge of helping people receive needed home repairs and enhancements to improve health, safety, and well-being. RTP’s mission is to rehabilitate homes and community facilities for low-income homeowners and neighbors, such as seniors, people with disabilities, and families, so that they can live independently in warmth and safety.

PCH participates in both the Dreams Happen and National Rebuilding Together Day events to help those in need in our community.

Dreams Happen

This biennial fundraising event pairs local architects with builders to create unique, elaborately designed life-sized children’s playhouses. Playhouses are auctioned at the Dreams Happen Gala and all proceeds benefit Rebuilding Together Peninsula.

2015 – Backyard Beta Box

This year, the Dreams Happen fundraiser and gala helped raise more than $450,000 for Rebuilding Together Peninsula. We partnered with Arcanum Architecture who designed the Backyard Beta Box, for us to build. It has some really fun features including hanging stairs, a metal slide and even a detachable climbing wall.


2015 Backyard Beta Box by Arcanum Architecture and PCH

YouTube video showing Backyard Beta Box:


Bay Area Parent Magazine article on Dreams Happen:


2013 – Ohana Hale

The island-inspired playhouse, built in 2013, was designed by Cara Kuroda Design and called Ohana Hale. The playhouse featured a tiny porch, a custom interior sea-life mural and a slide.

2013 Ohana Hale by Cara Kuroda Design and PCH

2013 Ohana Hale by Cara Kuroda Design and PCH

Houzz article showing all the 2013 playhouses:


To learn more about Dreams Happen, visit:


National Rebuilding Day


Each year in April, National Rebuilding Together Day unites the largest nationwide group of volunteers to rehabilitate homes, community facilities and revitalize Peninsula communities. Every year, some 3,000 volunteers help repair homes for more than 300 individuals throughout the Peninsula. The mission is simple: ensure that everyone has a safe, healthy and comfortable home.

To learn more about Rebuilding Together Peninsula, visit: