How To Build A Cubby House

Pre-noughties, back when most of us were kids, cubby houses were simple structures our fathers banged together with some wood scavenged from the tip. We highly Recommend you look at this stunning range , as your children will be thrilled to receive this cubby house for Christmas or birthdays as they will spend endless hours playing in it. there is also plenty of space for the whole family and it looks adorable in the back yard. These were the best cubbies I found when I looked for our DSs cubby 2 years ago.

We have big, we have small, we have short, we have tall, we have with a verandah, without a verandah, natural or stained… Whatever your Melbourne and cubby house dream, Aaron and his team can help you create it! I have since been able to get in touch with BCC who have stated it can be close to the fence provided the total roof area is no greater than 10m2 and maximum height is 2.4m.

So it begins with a computer drawing, this is something I always seem to do prior to building something as I am quite a visual person and find it easier to work out measurements this way. This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a roll-around shop cart with two drawers, an open shelf, and a cubby on the back. It also helps children take responsibility for the maintenance of the cubby house which means they’re more likely to work to keep it neat and tidy. This industrial style cubby house is with the tyre swing is perfect for little boys.

Giving your cubby house elevation not only increases the sense of adventure, but gives you so much more room for activities. The reason we say no to using pallets is because generally we don’t know the background of this material and when dealing with our kids and yours we just aren’t prepared to take that gamble. The inside of a cubby house is like a play room, so give them rubber flooring and perhaps paint the walls with blackboard paint to give them plenty of space to bring out the artist in them. This will leave you with a clearer indication of what’s best for your family and yard, so you don’t end up with a cubby house that goes unused.

The boys were keen to have a pathway to get to the cubby from the lawn, so with some spare edging we created the entrance path by digging a slight trench for the edging and then bringing the soil back against the edging. I’m not sure if it is normal to be this excited about a delivery BUT the cubby house we ordered for the kids for Christmas is on it’s way, and I am beside myself. The KURA Bunk Bed ($299) has been converted in to a cubby with some DIY fabric magic.

This one was at our house when we bought it, unfortunately due to the size it has become a bit of a 2nd garden shed. One of my grandchildren’s favourite activities at our home is to make a cubby using a sheet, bedspread or blanket (sorry Carmen), which we attach to the top of the wardrobe and then link to ‘Nanna’s bed’. Since we purchased out Cubby from Wills Cubbies, our kids are always outside playing, rather than being indoors all day. A cubby that is elevated will allow unrestricted visual access into ajoining yards.


Flooring ply is available in sheets slightly longer the usual 2400 for normal ply at 2700 mm, so if a 1200 X 2700 sheet is cut in half and joined at the tongue and grove it will give a depth of 1350mm and length of 2400mm. For sure, a bunch of kids piling into a cubby are gong to have different ideas about the way they use it and what they use it for.

City of Ryde’s Group Manager-Environmental Planning, Sue Weatherley appeared on Channel Seven’s Today Tonight last week stating the reasons for the written request to the cubby house owners for the demolition or removal of the structure. Simple cubby house plans and shed plans are available at hardware stores, in magazines and online if you’re up for the challenge of building from scratch. They can even model your cubby on your existing home or make a mini house for your pooch.

Personally I quite liked the look of the framework and I would have been happy to stop there to enjoy the beauty of the creation, but this wasn’t my art installation or cubby house! Castle and Cubby use 100% recycled apple crates sourced locally from one supplier in Melbourne. Cubby houses are play areas constructed as small, child-sized ‘houses’, usually consisting of one room, and sometimes elevated. While cubby houses are constructed for or by children, many residents do not realise that council approval, similar to what is required for a shed, may be necessary,” he said. To make the base of the cubby house, tape the the short ends of the boxes together to create a big square.

I do recall in my younger, braver yet stupider years ‘borrowing’ a few pallets from our next door construction site for a fire. So I thought that as a birthday present for the boys I would build them a bush cubby house that was camouflaged so that they could sit and watch these friendly visitors while being a little hidden. Considered as some of Australia’s top building and architecture firms, those involved are not only competing to be ‘Best in Show’, but more importantly, they’re fighting to prove to the disadvantaged young people of Australia that they are committed to making a difference in their lives.

Consider the size of your backyard and choose something that fits, but doesn’t dominate at the expense of free space. Carr Architecture and De Carolis: ‘King of the Castle’:Drawing inspiration from the dreams of young children wanting to be the ‘King’s’ of their own castle, this cubby is a royal’s playground. These one-of-a-kind cubbies built by Home Sweet Cubby might just be better than your real home.

The resulting cubbies are some of the most fun and unique to be included in the Cubby House Challenge, offering the ultimate creative play zones for any child, or group of children, lucky enough to own one. Cubby houses and sheds should be a reasonable distance away from the boundary of your property. Build one and attached to your existing cubby house or use stand alone Monkey bars / play gym set – v01. In Victoria or in fact, all over Australia, an Aarons Cubby House design quality will not be beaten.

All the plans and projects listed are BuildEazy free plans (unless otherwise stated) and are housed in this (BuildEazy) website. I also designed the cubby so that my youngest grandaughter could easily do things downstairs due to mobility issues caused by a genetic disorder. If it is unavoidable, think about building a fence to separate the play area from the street.

We were informed by our son that he was too big for sandpits and didn’t care if there was any sand in it. As soon as we had two barrow loads of sand in there (from the tonne we had ordered), he was in it with his cars, and there he remained for the next three hours! Steven has successfully combined his nursing and horticulture careers to be working as a nurse, a horticultural therapist and the gardens and grounds project officer at Austin Health in Melbourne.