LET YOUR IMAGINATION GO WILD
There’s nothing nicer than watching children play pretend. It’s one of the most traditional forms of play, but taking the games outdoors can add another layer of imagination.
A standard cubby house can be a home, cafe, grocery store, castle, fire house, police station or a school, allowing children a new play environment every time.
Getting her kids to play outdoors was the impetus for mother-of-two Kellee Macpherson to create her bespoke cubby house business, Castle And Cubby.
“The best play is imaginative play and the best space to play is outdoors,” Kellee says. “I find the children play in cubbies quite fluidly — inside it, outside it and moving around it, and it’s so nice to see them mimicking the world around them.”
Macpherson says she takes pride in knowing her product is something that other parents will want to have in their backyard, with a stylish aesthetic that is not readily available in the market.
The small cubbies, which are all handmade from sustainably sourced and recycled timbers, can be made to fit small spaces as well as larger backyards.
“You want to be able to look out into your yard and like what you see. Making a yard childfriendly does not have to mean it’s ugly or not stylish,” she says.
This Castle And Cubby playhouse offers plenty of possibilities.