What exactly is a loft?
Lofts advertised on our website are spaces under the roofs of houses or office buildings. Lofts can be adapted for many uses, including storage spaces.
What are the advantages of storing your items in a loft?
They will be protected from water damage and flooding, and if ventilation is good, mould is easily kept away.
How can I obtain more information about the Host’s loft before I rent it?
Simply click the “Send message” button on a listing.
You can communicate directly with your Host using our messenger function.
Are lofts air-conditioned?
Since heat naturally rises, lofts tend to be the hottest rooms in the house. As such, you may be worried about whether your Host’s loft has climate control.
You can verify this under the “Features” section in a listing. You can also enquire about this with your Host using our messenger function.
How secure are items stored in a loft?
You can view the security features of a listing under the “Features” section.
How much can I make renting out space?
Your earnings will depend on what kind of space you have and where it's located. You can list the space and see the monthly price suggested for the type of space.
What is the Notice Period?
The User (Host or Renter) needs to provide at least 1 month's notice to end their booking unless it has a fixed end time.
Does Cubbiq charge a fee?
Listing the space on Cubbiq is free of charge, while all the bookings have a Service Fee. The fee is included in the rental price paid by the Renter. In this way, the Host is not charged directly.
How to reset my password?
If you forgot your password or have trouble logging in to your account, reset your password by contacting us at email@example.com, and we'll get you back in no time!
How can I rent out storage safely during the COVID-19 pandemic?
To decrease the COVID-19 spread and keep yourself safe please follow these simple rules:
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when in public places.
- Keep the distance with people outside of your household.
- Often wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Reschedule your meetings and activities if you don’t feel well. Do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to update your reservation.
What are forbidden items for storage?
It is forbidden to store the following items under any circumstances:
- toxic, hazardous, polluted, radioactive or contaminated goods;
- firearms, munitions, weapons or explosives;
- radioactive materials;
- flammable or hazardous goods including petrol, gas, oil, paint, white spirit or lighter fluid;
- living or dead plants, animals, insects, fungus or bacteria;
- foods and drinks including fruit, vegetables, meat or cheese;
- damp, mouldy, rotten or infested items damaged by parasites;
- items emitting fumes or strong smell, producing gas or leaking liquid;
- cash and securities;
- illegal goods including drugs or stolen property;
- items creating noise, generating heat, or increasing in size
- liquid of any type;
- or any item whose storage invalidates insurance policy that otherwise covers the items or the Storage Space.
About storage in lofts
Lofts are spaces under the roof of a house or building that can be adapted for a variety of uses, such as storage spaces. Different sources will assign different meanings to the terms “loft” and “attic”, but the two are, by most definitions, similar.
The main advantage of storing your items in the loft over the basement is that they will be protected from water damage and flooding.
However, lofts can be susceptible to temperature and humidity changes. They get hotter when the sun is out, as it shines directly on them. As for humidity, moist air rises in a house, as it is, counterintuitively, less dense than dry air. This is because water has a lower molecular weight than nitrogen and oxygen, which it replaces in humid air. Think about how clouds are formed.
You’re welcome for the impromptu chemistry lesson!
Things you can store in a loft include smaller boxed items containing things like holiday decorations, seasonal sports gear, camp equipment and all kinds of household items. But due to the temperature and humidity issues mentioned above, there are some things you should never store in a loft, such as food, wine, electronics, or even paint and glue.
We recommend you don’t store heavy items up in the loft, a maximum of 25 kg/m3 is a good rule of thumb. This is so the floors of the lofts aren’t put under undue stress.