Cubby houses take imaginative play to the next level. One minute they’re a secret sanctuary, then the next they’re a magical forte worth battling over with invisible swords. Whatever their purpose, they’re guaranteed to get your kids outdoors and keep them busy.
If you’re lacking the tools and time to build your own, you’re not alone. We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to buying one pre-made and ready to assemble. We’ve rounded up the best 6 cubby houses available in Australia that you can order online, right now.
- Rustic and Raw Little Cubby House by Castle + Cubby, $980. Each cubby is made from recycled materials that have been locally sourced, and left untreated. Castle + Cubby is a favourite of Sunny Blake (son of Hamish Blake & Zoe Foster Blake), and Dale & Sophie Vine‘s two boys. Delivery and installation is included in the purchase price for those residing near Bayswater VIC, otherwise interstate delivery can be arranged. Keep it raw, or let your imagination run when decorating like their example fish market stand, or the super cute ice-cream hut!
- Palm Springs Playhouse by The Land of Nod, $263.41. A perfect solution for those with limited space or in apartments, the Palm Springs inspired playhouse has been designed in a cool mid-century Californian style. The s’mores campfire set would be the perfect accompaniment. Shipping is around $100 to Australia.
- Kidkraft Cubby House at Zanui, $419. This arrives with everything but the kitchen sink. Wait – it includes that too! Kids are guaranteed to be entertained for hours with a picnic table and bench seats, outdoor grill/BBQ, mailbox, blackboard and interior bench with sink.
- Piper Cubby House by HipKids, $999.95 (pre-order now for September release). A large side window and two blackboard plaques for personalisation complete this gorgeous cubby. Set up in an hour or less, then start customising as you please.
- Villa by Aarons Outdoor Living, from $1995. Build your ultimate Aussie cubby house. Start with your basic cubby and add on extras like an elevation, slides, fireman poles, letter boxes, ship’s wheel, telescope – you’re options are endless.
- Castle by Aarons Outdoor Living, from $2495. As above – but bigger. It’s the Australian dream, kid sized.
If you just want to dip your toe in the water with cubby houses, take a look at the Art House by Mocka. For $29.95 you’ll get a full sized cardboard cubby house ready for colouring in and sticker fun.
TIP: Make sure you consider shipping, and take your time reading through the inclusions list. In most cases the cubby in the photograph has additional extras and has been painted.
Prices and inclusions are correct at the time of publishing.