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mk  ·  330 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v1.0 - January 2, 2020 (FINISHED)

We have a small door in our bedroom wall that leads to the attic. As we are low on storage space, I decided to build a cubby, enclose part of the attic, and push the entry back. I added the light.

I finished yesterday.

My daughter was instantly attracted to it, and begged to be allowed to sleep in it last night. Maybe on a weekend. It isn't heated or well-insulated.

Kids love cubbies.





user-inactivated  ·  329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    My daughter was instantly attracted to it, and begged to be allowed to sleep in it last night.

Don't mean to be a party pooper or a nervous Nellie, but you'll want to keep an eye out for bats. While there's a lot of conversation going on about the degree of rabies occurrences in bats, they are indeed a vector and they love attics like spiders love basements.

mk  ·  329 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh totally. That cubby is completely sealed with caulk (and the door with foam strip).

My wife and her friend went in together on a fixer-up rental, and just after closing, found the pregnant tenant had been bit by a bat a couple of weeks prior. The tenant got shots of course, and everything was fine, but I know they are in every attic. Actually not long after moving in our house I got one in a mousetrap. I didn’t know peanut butter would interest a bat.