SHEER JOY OF A CUBBY
Trendy cubbyhouses are helping to transform Queensland backyards while adding extra value to properties going on the market.
Hide and Seek Kids, based at Virginia on Brisbane’s northside, is an Australian family owned and operated business helping little minds run wild.
The company designs and manufactures cubbyhouses, play houses, wooden toys and kids’ furniture.
Owner Annette Heath said children now spent so much time glued to the television, iPads and gaming consoles, so a cubbyhouse was a fantastic way to entice them outside in the fresh air.
“Kids love cubbyhouses because it offers them their own space, a space to let their imaginations run wild,” she said.
“Cubbyhouses now come with all the trimmings such as a veranda, chimney, letterbox and even a carport.
“Quite a few customers call us looking to purchase a new cubby as their previous cubbyhouses were left at their old home at the new owner’s request.
“When we were young a cubbyhouse was something you and your friends built in the backyard. Now they are such grand structures in people’s backyards.
“A lot of people love to paint and decorate their cubbies to look like their own houses.”
Fairy lights, outdoor settings and kitchen cabinetry also make for great cubbyhouse additions, Ms Heath said.
She said Hide and Seek Kids cubbyhouses were unique as customer service, children’s safety and value for money were the company’s three pillars.
“At Hide and Seek Kids we design and control all areas of manufacturing so we know exactly how our cubbyhouses are being made,” she said.
Prices of cubbyhouses start from $699. They are all flat packed and easy to assemble within hours.
Check out: hideandseekkids.com.au
The Newport Cubby is one of Hide and Seek Kids’ most popular models.