Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness.
We offer young people the unique combination of supported housing options with scholarships
There are many ways to get involved and help at-risk young people and their families.
Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness by building studios
YES Partnerships underpin all of Kids Under Cover’s work
Find out more about youth homelessness, our news, our publications and current research
2017 saw the introduction of a panel of industry experts to judge the Cubby House Challenge®. Inaugural judge Peter Maddison, host of Lifestyle Channel’s Grand Designs Australia was joined by architect Joe Snell; interior designer Fiona Lynch; Lucy Feagins, editor of The Design Files; and Alice Stolz, National Managing Editor of Domain and parenting expert, Dr Justin Coulson, a highly sought-after international speaker and author.
Students from Carlton Gardens Primary School, the foremost experts in play, assisted the judging panel to award the category of Kid’s Choice, which this year was awarded to MySpace by Grimshaw Architects.
This year’s judging panel were all selected for their knowledge, expertise, and experience within building and design, real estate and the well-being of young people, along with their willingness to volunteer and commit their time to the judging process.
Architect and host of Grand Designs Australia
“The Cubby House Challenge is an inspiring
event that motivates designers, architects,
builders and auctioneers to ‘face off,’ all vying
to outdo each other in a philanthropic atmosphere”
Dr. Justin Coulson
Parenting & relationship expert
“I’m thrilled to be able to participate in the
Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge.
And as a dad to 6 kids, I am excited to see
what inspiring ideas I can take home for
my own family!” READ MORE
“Kids Under Cover is a charity that I have
admired for some time for their work in our
community & the change they bring to children’s lives”
Editor of The Design Files
“I’m excited to see the very best Australian architects
& designers channel their inner child to design the
ultimate kid’s cubby house, and to raise awareness
about youth homelessness in the process”
National Managing Editor of Domain
“Having a safe place to grow and play is essential for children.
I am honored to be able to bring some attention to help raise
money and awareness for Kids Under Cover”
If you are unable to come along to see the cubby exhibition at the Flower & Garden Show you can purchase a raffle ticket or simply make a donation to Kids Under Cover
Auctioneers announced – read the press release
Design & build teams announced – read the press release
Judging panel announced – read the press release
Return to the Cubby House Challenge page HERE