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Cubby Houses for Children

By Smith Jones Subscribe to RSS | January 4th 2012 | Views:

What is a cubby house?

A cubby house is a small house that children can play with for hours together. A cubby house can be constructed by the children themselves. It can either be in the form of a small tent, shed or playhouse. Manufacturers of a cubby house also provide it with certain accessories that are fun for the children to play with. Cubby houses are small play homes made of wood or plastic that the children can play with their playmates. They can be placed either in a big spacious room in the house or outside in the garden. Cubby houses are also made of cardboard, but these wither away soon. Cubby houses help the children to unleash their creativity and help them to pass their time usefully. They are available in different shapes and sizes.

Advantages of cubbies

Cubbies are small replicas of big houses that children can play with happily most of the time. When children play in cubbies, they also learn to keep it clean and learn many good habits also. A child’s sense of responsibility also develops when he learns to take care of the cubby house and keep it in a neat condition. Since most children tend to play with video games and Internet games, and as a result become lazy. A cubby house is a very entertaining past time. Most parents prefer to buy cubby houses that will last for a long period of time and will outgrow their children. The wooden cubby sets are the ones that are most preferred. There are different designs of cubby houses that can be bought. Some of them are described below.

• The holiday home type of cubby houses have very spacious and have plenty of space available for children to play comfortably. A barn door is provided with this model with the option of keeping the door open or closed, or even half open. Additional features that can be added are additional windows, chalkboards, internal furniture, planter boxes and guttering system. The windows are installed at the front of the house.

• The town house has the same features as described above, but is shorter in length.

• The patio cubby houses is very spacious like the holiday home type cubby house, and has a flat iron roof and a verandah that covers the total deck area.

• The getaway cubby house is the smaller version of the patio type play home.

Brief outline

The cubby houses are available in conventional as well as trendy designs. They can be of single storey or 2-storey structures. A good imagination is needed to create a cubby house if you intend to build one. It can also be designed elaborately and be quite stylish. The colors and design of the cubby house can also be coordinated. Involving your children in the formation of the cubby house will be creative. They might want a tree house type of cubby house and this would require a rope ladder to climb into the tree house, though older children might be able to climb the tree.

Smith Jones - About Author:

smith jones is an author for (, one of the best cubby house design company based in South Australia. He has been writing articles about cubby house for many years.

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