You can install a cubby house on most surfaces, as long as it is level. The cubby base has 3 long legs, approx 10cm high. This means that on dirt, mulch, toppings and some small stoned surfaces we can dig the legs in so that the entrance to the cubby is flush with the ground. Otherwise, if you have a paved, concrete or other hard surfaces, as long as it is level we can sit the cubby on top and there will be a small (3 inch) step up into the cubby.
We recommend placing your cubby in a well drained positioned to ensure the longest life of the timber feet. Our footings are made from Cypress pine which is naturally termite and weather resistant, but we still do recommend ensuring that they are not placed directly onto soggy ground. If your area is prone to a little damp you can build up a barrier with a layer of cost effective crushed rock. We recommend approx 10cm of crushed rock under the cubby house.