Are outhouses and sheds good places to store sports equipment?
Some examples of what you can store in outhouses and sheds include tools, gardening equipment, bicycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and sports equipment.
Can I store items other than those listed above?
Yes, although we recommend that you make sure your items are suitable for storage in an outhouse or shed. Get in touch with the Host to obtain more information about this.
What happens if the outhouse or shed I rent leaks rainwater or gets flooded?
This is a possibility, so make sure that the shed or outhouse is well-built, without any cracks, and check for signs of flooding or leaks in the past. Sheds and outhouses made of metal are less likely to leak. Nearby drainage channels need to be well-maintained, and the outhouse or shed should not be located at the bottom of a slope.
You’ll also want to clarify with your insurance agent or company whether your insurance plan covers such situations.
How secure are items stored in outhouses or sheds?
Housebreaking and related crimes are a rare occurrence in Singapore. If you’re storing larger items in the outhouse or shed the chances they’ll be stolen are even slimmer than usual.
Even so, you’ll want to make sure your insurance plan, if you have one, covers burglaries. We also provide a Protection Guarantee that pays up to 2000 SGD for items lost or damaged.
You can view the security features of a listing under the “Features” section.
Do I need insurance?
We recommend you get insurance for your belongings, especially if they are valuable. We do not provide insurance, but do provide a Protection Guarantee to pay an amount in compensation for loss or damage of property, subject to our Terms and Conditions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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 outhouses and sheds
What are outhouses and sheds exactly? These are small roofed structures, usually located in someone’s backyard or garden, used for storage or even as workshops. If you Google “what is an outhouse?”, you may think we’re telling you to store your items in a toilet. Don’t worry, that’s not the type of outhouse we’re talking about!
Outhouses and sheds are perfect for storing bulkier items that you may not be able to move indoors. Bicycles are a perfect example, as are other sports equipment such as rackets, balls, ping pong tables or even tennis ball machines. Just make sure you have a way of transporting these heavier items to and from your Host’s property, preferably not by foot!
Your Host may also have hooks, shelves and racks installed so that you can store smaller items. The “flexi space” option may also be available, in which case you may be sharing the space with other Renters. If so, make sure you keep an inventory of your items, complete with photos, and keep your items properly secured.
Remember not to store things that are affected by temperature changes or humidity, such as food, wine or electronics. Still, the space may be large enough for the Host to have a refrigerator in there, so make sure you message them using our messenger function to get a better idea of what can be stored.