Leila’s Cubby Retreat started out as a rustic cubby hut, that mum Sue built 8 years ago for her and her brother, Keyaan, from recycled materials. It was unlined, unpainted and had a ply roof. When they moved 4 years ago, it was dismantled and reassembled a Mt Tambourine. It was the children’s museum, housing collections of bones, rocks, feathers and artefacts.
Earlier this year, 10 year old Leila said she’d like to turn it into a retreat, a place in which she could read, write and even sleep at night. She wanted a modern look with bright colours. And so began the Cubby Retreat Project, which is still a work in progress.
The rejuvenated cubby retreat is fully lined and sealed, has an insulated corrugated iron roof, glass panels in all the shutters, ceramic window and door knobs, a solar light and, is painted in a selection of stunning and beautiful Ecolour paints.