Cubby houses part 2

My previous post on cubby houses was extolling the virtues of the cubby made by children rather than a shop bought cubby.  If you have the skills then a handmade permanent cubby is the way to go for a play place in the garden. We have just been visiting in Canberra and in the garden where we stayed there is a cubby which has been lovingly built by the children’s father.  He has used recycled timber and iron to produce this beautiful cubby for them to play in.  He has carpentry skills as well as welding skills.

Can you see the dustpan and brush on the window ledge?  Notice the water tank to catch the rainwater off the roof and there is even a back door. The lantern is hanging in the tree in front.

Back door

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Margaret Anne Thompson says:

    Lucky kids, and a talented creative dad.Remember our kids cubby in Newport?It was a bit dilapidated but so cottagey with the wisteria and jasmine climbing all over it.The kids had so much fun in there.
    The grandchildren here love to close in the bottom bunk,and the top buck functions as a ships lookout often. They are a bit scared to venture to far from the house due to fear of snakes and other crawly things (city kids) but Sam made a tepee out of a she oak we had cut down, but they lost interest in that pretty soon after.Sam had more fun making it I think.

    1. suth2 says:

      Yes, I vividly remember the cubby at Newport. We have some great photos with the kids in it. I’ll email them to you. Bunk bed certainly can provide lots of fun.
      Kirsten just found a blue tongue lizard at her new house. I guess they are no longer in the city either!

  2. I love the idea of the back door, that’s great!

    1. suth2 says:

      The back door is a great idea as it is really only the size of the bottom half of a door so it is more like an escape door which is ideal for their imaginations.

  3. Northern Narratives says:

    That’s the best cubby I have ever seen 🙂

    1. suth2 says:

      I think he is a very clever man to create such a beautiful cubby.

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