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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.

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The New­port Cubby is one of Hide and Seek Kids’ most pop­u­lar mod­els.

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