Top 11 Cool Cubby House Ideas

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If you feel like the humble cubby house has completely transformed since your childhood days, you're spot on. Today's cubby house ideas are chic, modern, and often have better exterior cladding than you're own home!

The cubbies market is booming across Australia, so if you've finally decided to roll up your sleeves and build the miniature house of your child's dreams, you've come to the right place.

11 Cool Cubby House Ideas for Your Next Project

1. Kmart Cubby House

Kmart Cubby House
Let your Kmart Cubby House hack adventure begin!


Kmart once again come to the rescue with the Kmart Cubby House. Their wooden house is $199 and is the perfect size for any child's first outdoor play space. The beauty of this cubby house idea is that it's a blank canvas so you can get as creative as you like with your decorating, in fact, there are entire blogs dedicated to cool Kmart Cubby House hacks!

2. Lifespan Kids

Lifespan Kids Cubby House
Watch the kids become the king of their own castle.


From elevated houses with climbing frames to ones with super slides and even white picket fences, the Lifespan Kids range is pretty impressive, so impressive, in fact, that one of their most popular outdoor playhouses is so cool they don't even call it a house, it's a SkyfortLifespan Kids Cubby Houses can be ordered online for extra convenience and they also offer a range of accessories if you're planning on designing a house yourself.

3. Bunnings Cubby House

If you're after simple, no-frills cubby house ideas, Bunnings have got you covered with their Fantastic Foldable Playhouse. The foldable playhouse can be assembled in as little as 30 seconds and is a lot cheaper than other houses at $99. Bunnings also stock a range of accessories such as swings, slides, lamp posts and sandpits to take your design to the next level.

4. Bubby Cubby

Bubby Cubby
Looking for an indoor cubby house idea to give your kid's bedroom a bit of makeover?


Bubby Cubby's range of cubby house ideas includes indoor and outdoor designs. Their Archie Indoor House is $449 and makes the cutest indoor play nook or indoor shop for some seriously fun imaginative play.

5. Hide and Seek Kids

Hide and Seek Kids
The My Kidz Shack from Hide & Seek Kids has it all.


Hide and Seek Kids have an impressive range of deluxe outdoor and indoor cubby house ideas. Plus, if you've already designed your own DIY house and are just looking for those special touches to make the space feel like a real-life home, they have adorable accessories available online including telephones, slides, a mailbox, and even a chimney.

6. KidzShack

If pirates are all the rage in your house, just wait until you check out the themed Pirate Shack from KidzShack. Complete with a slide, sandpit, undercroft cubby space, fort platform and pirates flag, this pirate ship house is serious business. 

7. Big W Cubby House

Cubby House Ideas - Big W Cubby House
What kid wouldn't love a teepee house!


As far as cool cubby house ideas go, we love the Plum Great Wooden Teepee Hideaway from Big W. The wooden outdoor playspace comes as a blank canvas so you can get as fun and funky as you like with your design - the kids will love getting in on the creativity.

8. Castle and Cubby

Castle and Cubby
Can we nab the striped awning and use it on our own windows?


If you've got a spare $5,000 you can own one of the most epic cubbies in Australia. The Mister Zimi Cubby House is modelled after the fashion designer's Byron Bay home and comes complete with framed walls and ceilings, corrugated iron roof, barn doors and even bi-fold window shutters - wowza! Make sure you check out their range of other incredible designs online

9. Hipkids

Cubby House Ideas - Hipkids
Hipkids is the place to shop for kids outdoor fun.


Kids won't be able to get enough of interactive play with the Hipkids Piper Cubby House, designed with a large side window for plenty of rounds of shopping - fresh lemonade, anyone?

10. Mocka

Simple yet utterly adorable, the Mocka Kids Cubby House is a reasonable $299 and can be ordered online today. Made from fir wood and featuring a large side window for plenty of imaginative play, little boys and girls will immediately feel at home in this space and who knows, you might even get invited around for tea!

11. Little Chief

Ninja Obstacle Course
Any Ninja Warrior fans out there?


How's this for a cool cubby house idea! If you've got an obsessed Ninja Warrior at home, you're going to want to think about grabbing Little Chief's The Ninja asap. This design is not so much a house but an outdoor obstacle course that's perfect for ninja enthusiasts. Little Chief's range of impressive outdoor houses includes The Castle, The Beach Shack, and The Cafe. 

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