Pirates Ahoy!


I’ve been receiving lots of lovely comments and emails – thank you all -  about the Minx’s new loft bed and slide (it was featured on Apartment Therapy’s Ohdeedoh kids’ site yesterday – hi Ohdeedohers!) and had been feeling smugly pleased with myself. 




Until a week or so ago, when a friend posted a link on Facebook and my smugness instantly evaporated. Now, this is what you call a loft bed and slide.

WARNING: Don’t read this with any trainee pirates, or trainee pirates at heart, anywhere in the vicinity of your computer.


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The pirate ship was custom built for the six-year old client and features a rope bridge leading to a specially built ‘jail’. See that rope to the left of the crows’ nest?  Slide down it and you end up in the closet below.





And as a final piece de resistance, see that intriguing orange hole in a secret hallway closet?






Well that turns out to be a DOUBLE. STOREY. SPIRAL. SLIDE acquired after the refurb of a local community centre.




Full details of the design and construction on MyModernMet.

Please don’t show this to the Minx.



  1. deri robins says

    It’s beautiful. But console yourself with this thought – the more elaborate the construction, the less the kid will have to fall back on his imagination. Our neighbour built a beautiful playhouse for his four kids – I have seen cottages with less impressive tiling. Whenever I dropped by, the kids were never in the house – they’d have made their own out of a clothes horse and blankets. I reckon that in childhood, translating the ultimate dream to a reality can be a bit of an own goal.
    But yeah, I want that boat bed as much as you do.

  2. says

    when i saw this bed i was so in awe that i almost went to the next store to buy everything i need to build that thing for myself. it’s terrific. i want that!!°

  3. camilla says

    Ahh but I don’t think the boat is actually the bed is it? You can see a corner of a bed plus quilt in the corner of a couple of the pics. So it’s really just a glorified climbing frame effort….. with a bog standard place to sleep opposite….

  4. says

    Haha! I wondered if anyone would spot that. It says in the write-up on MyModernMet that there’s space for special friends to sleep in the boat, so I’m choosing to call it a loft bed. But yeah, I don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t sleep in it all the time.

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