We recently brought you our Black Barn Cubby House and what a beauty it is.

We traveled for hours down to Barwon Heads in Victoria to shoot at the perfect location, and well, it would have just been rude to not make the most of the situation. I mean we had our stunning photographer Nikole Ramsay and her assistant all geared up, we had models from the local area, we had some of the most amazing products from our good friends and collaborators and with my assistant Kashia only 8 months pregnant, we had time up our sleeves to style up a storm and bring you a second and completely new offering cubby house design.

Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce you to our new product offering, our cubby houses made from new apple crates, and this, our specially designed Tribe Cubby.

We have long brought you our cubby houses made from recycled apple crates, a beautifully rustic, greyed off timber that shows through its stencils, markings and patina, the history that it has had in the orchards.

We now bring you our new range of apple crate cubbies. They have none of the markings from their future life at the orchards, but what they have is a beautifully smooth finished surface, no gaps in the panels and a golden lusciousness to the timber. We make cubby houses from these that have all of the same sizes and accessories as the recycled materials. They also lend themselves beautifully to be painted in an array of colours.

For this photoshoot, we packaged up a little cubby house with an extended verandah roof including these gorgeous natural tree stump posts, decking around 2 sides. Our accessories included cafe windows, a timber awning, planter box. We went over and above with stenciling up the doors and windows to give this space a cool geometric and bohemian vibe to it.

When we were planning our photo shoot for the Black Barn cubby, this seemed like a bit of an after thought, but when we saw it all styled up in this gorgeous setting we were totally ecstatic with the results.

Our kids were dressed for the occasion in Children of The Tribe clothing. Our friends at Pop & Scott kindly let us borrow a few of their trademark planter pots which brought the right colours and markings to compliment the style. We also snuck in an uber cool Olli Ella round basket (under the window).


Our models were Jethro 5 & Shepard 3, my two rug rats – who despite being from a family of cubby house builders always have surprising levels of excitement at our new creations.  My assistant Kashia’s daughter Juno 4 (with the amazing top knot), and local kids whose mamas responded to a model call out. They had such an amazing day full of yummy food and playing with other kids in an enchanted forest. What is not to love about that!!

We just LOVE building play spaces for kids that scream natural, organic and stylish as hell. Come through and contact us to get a itemised quote for your backyard! Summer is just around the corner, your kids could be summer ready and out from under your weary winter feet sooner than you know!

A shout out to our resident Hamburglar who came along as the kid’s Wrangler and did not disappoint the clients – I mean the look’s on their faces say it all – pure joy!