This cubby house is something we are really proud of, especially my husband Shannon and ‘Poppy Trevor’ who built it almost entirely from salvaged and secondhand materials. The only new things we had to purchase were three door hinges, bolts and screws, and yellow tongue flooring.
Trevor is a clearing sale fanatic and tends to stockpile materials from renovations, pulling down old farm sheds, and any other project that might offer materials for future use. I love to rummage though the layers in his sheds and delight in the treasures I find there. I used to do this as a kid in the sheds and yards at my grandfather’s farm. I love the smell of wood and rust and dirt, the history of the old and used.
A lot of our materials and tools were supplied by Trevor. However, we scored big time with the cypress log off-cuts used for the walls. These were found unexpectedly while driving past a small timber mill and paid for with a slab of beer!
I finessed the cubby with opshop supplies and Shannon and Trevor’s hard work paid off. The new owners LOVE it.