The Evolution of a Cubby House

The Evolution of a Cubby House
A cubby house is a timeless shed that is well-loved not only by children, but also by adults all over the world.

This is a storage that comes in all shapes and sizes and is constructed for children to have fun and let their creativity take over. This is something that is indispensable in the development of your kids.

Today cubby houses are provided with lots of features that really broaden children’s imagination. 

The origins of the cubby house

The idea of a cubby house originates from imagination itself. The first cubby house usage was actually known in JM Peter Pan in 1904. In a play, a small house was built around Wendy Darling to keep her in security. A little white shed behind JM Barrie’s property gave rise to this idea. Toy makers started to create such sheds for children to have their own homes. In the UK such a shed is known as a “Wendy House”, or just a playhouse. In Australia, it is often referred to as a “cubby”.

The original “cubbies” in Australia were constructed by hand, very often by the children themselves with the help of their parents. They weren’t constructed to any special security standard and were very unsteady.

Safety concerns

Safety very quickly became a concern for many parents. Scrap materials and bare sharp edges and nails made cubby houses extremely unsafe. Thus, there was a need for cubbies that were safe to be used and that are built to last for many years as well.

Today’s cubby houses

Today’s cubby houses are completely unique and are usually custom made to suit the needs of your kids and to match your property. They are constructed from the quality materials to be safe and sound. Many cubbies in Australia are provided with extra features such as climbing nets and slides.

Shed Bonanza offers a range of design options and sizes to choose from, so you can customize your child’s playhouse to meet their wildest dreams.