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Dad recreates the iconic house from UP for his Disney-loving son

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 30/03/2021 Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia
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A dedicated father has revealed how he painstakingly recreated the iconic house from the Disney Pixar movie UP in cubby form for his seven-year-old son.

Scott Fincher, 57, from Canberra, said he had watched the film countless times with his son, Leo.

So, he was prepared to spend months and thousands of dollars building a cubby house that is exactly like the film's home that is lifted into the sky and sent on an adventure after thousands of balloons are tied to it. 

a house with a mountain in the background: A dedicated father has revealed how he painstakingly recreated the iconic house from the Disney Pixar movie UP in cubby form for his seven-year-old son (his cubby pictured)

A dedicated father has revealed how he painstakingly recreated the iconic house from the Disney Pixar movie UP in cubby form for his seven-year-old son (his cubby pictured)
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'I decided to make the cubby in late 2019 when Leo started asking for a cubby like the UP house,' Scott told FEMAIL.

'I loved the architecture in the movie but wanted to make a simpler version.'

Because he said he had 'more time' due to the COVID-19 lockdown across Australia, the IT consultant explained he was able to get 'right into it'.

a bench in front of a house: Because he said he had 'more time' due to the COVID-19 lockdown across Australia, the IT consultant explained he was able to get 'right into it' (the house pictured with UP balloons)

Because he said he had 'more time' due to the COVID-19 lockdown across Australia, the IT consultant explained he was able to get 'right into it' (the house pictured with UP balloons)
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Scott used the same materials a tradesperson would have used to build a house.

He estimates the home weighs about 'three or four tonnes' and said the structure is 'incredibly sturdy'.  

'Fifteen months later, it's finally complete with just a couple of minor things to do,' Scott said.  

'I don't know exactly how much I spent, but it's probably around $10,000.' 

This equates to around $1,500 on the roofing, $2,000 worth of structural pine, paint, insulation and even Wi-Fi so his kids can stream movies from inside. 

a group of people sitting on a bed: He spent around $1,500 on the roofing, $2,000 worth of structural pine, paint, insulation and even Wi-Fi so his kids can stream movies from inside (pictured during a sleepover) © Provided by Daily Mail He spent around $1,500 on the roofing, $2,000 worth of structural pine, paint, insulation and even Wi-Fi so his kids can stream movies from inside (pictured during a sleepover) The cubby (pictured at night) took him 15 months to complete and the dad estimates he spent around $10,000 on the project © Provided by Daily Mail The cubby (pictured at night) took him 15 months to complete and the dad estimates he spent around $10,000 on the project

The proud dad said both of his kids are getting enjoyment from the cubby: 

'Leo loves it, as does his younger sister Taiya, who is three,' Scott said.

'We've already had a couple of sleepovers upstairs in the cubby and they love snuggling there to watch a movie.' 

When the results of the cubby were shared on Facebook, thousands called Scott 'dad of the year'.

'This qualifies as a tiny house,' one person commented. 

'This isn't a cubby house - it's a house!' another added. 

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