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Kids Under Cover: Cubby House Challenge


Sun 24 Mar 2013, 3:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton North, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: kirstie8

The Kids Under Cover 2013 Cubby House Challenge to raise money for the nearly 45,000 homeless and at-risk young people in Australia will take place from 20 – 24 March.

The challenge has led to five leading architects and builders partnering to design and build creative cubby houses, which will be auctioned at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show at the Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on Sunday 24 March.

Including a cubby which has a secret retractable central pillar which raises an upper storey green canopy roof; a mezzanine level which can double as an outdoor sleep out for up to three children with mosquito nest and a retractable roof; a communication port; a telescope to seek out intruders; solar panels to generate LED lighting and a secret hideaway too small for adult invasion – all of the proceeds will go to helping children in need through not-for-profit Kids Under Cover.

The organisation has already raised $125,000 since the challenge started – and with the number of young people homeless more than doubling over the last five years, much more is needed to prevent young people living on the streets.

Premier of Victoria, Ted Baillieu, will judge this year’s challenge, which includes an entry from TV’s Grand Designs’ presenter Peter Maddison.

The creative cubbies will be on display in the Cubby House Village at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) from Wednesday 20 March to Sunday 24 March, with the auction of the cubbies taking place at 3pm on the Sunday.

Raffles can also be purchased to win a cubby created by the Better Homes and Gardens team.