One little boy’s amazing cubby house

We have looked at some amazing cubby houses on Babyology but for the most part they have been the designers’ showpieces. So it is nice to come across a real-life ‘working’ cubby with a wow factor.

Parents Judy and Tom set about creating a cubby house for their son Andrew to encourage imaginative play. Clearly Judy and Tom don’t do things by halves. The cubby has a loft, a deck, a ladder and a garage (because all boys need a shed!).

Tom is not a builder or a carpenter (but obviously very talented) and the cubby was designed from scratch and largely built from salvaged wood and other materials.

It’s the little touches that make a house a home and Andrew’s cubby has lots – from the address marker and the Calvin and Hobbes mural to the directional sign pointing to surrounding amenities such as the sandpit.

The piece de resistance is the garage complete with workbench, tools and a fantastic racetrack mural. Judy and Tom kept a record of the development of the cubby (it took more than four months to build) so if you’re planning something for your backyard, you may like to check in at Cutest Little Things for some inspiration.

(via Ohdeedoh)

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

Subscribe to Babyology

Our email newsletters keep you up to date with what’s happening on Babyology.

We also have special newsletter-only offers and competitions that are exclusive to Babyology subscribers.

Sign up below:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Send this to a friend