2017 Results & Award Winners

Cubby House Challenge® has record breaking year!

All five cubbies sold at the twilight auction held on Thursday 30 March. Congratulations to all award winners, the design & build teams, auctioneers & the successful bidders who contributed to the $92,500 raised.

Congratulations to Top Auctioneer Glen Coutinho, RT Edgar who smashed the record for a cubby sold with GLOWB by Playce and Agency of Sculpture selling for $26,000. 

The remaining cubbies auctioned secured a combined $66,500. Generously, the total amount raised through the auction will be met by a dollar-for dollar grant of $70,000 by Gandel Philanthropy.

CEO of Kids Under Cover, Jo Swift is thrilled with the result “This year we have had an incredible response by not only the building and architectural teams, but also the generous bidders who have broken all records from previous years,” said Jo “The funds raised from the auction of the cubbies, and from the generous donation of Gandel Philanthropy, will be directly invested into preventing youth homelessness through our relocatable studio and scholarship programs.

“The amount raised means that we can provide secure backyard accommodation for three  more families, and these studios could go on to help up to fifteen young people over the studio’s lifetime.”

Following are the results of the auction and all award winners;



Glowb by Playce & Agency of Sculpture

SOLD: $26,000

WINNER: Australia’s Best Cubby

WINNER: Best Interior

WINNER: Top Auctioneer – Glen Coutinho – RT Edgar





MySpace Kids Choice

MySpace by Grimshaw Architecture 

Built by: Warrick Home Builders

SOLD: $21,000

WINNER: Most Interactive/Imaginative

WINNER: Kids Choice Award

Auction partner: Sam Rigopoulos – Jellis Craig






Kooky Cubby by FMSA Architecture

Built by: RMIT – D_Lab

SOLD: $20,000

WINNER: Best Architecture Award

Auction partner: Harry Li – iSell Group







Rapunzel’s Tower  by Porter Davis

SOLD: $14,500

Auction partner: Luke Banitsiotis – Woodards









 Chameleon by Probuild

SOLD: $11,000

Auction partner: Tom Roberts – Nelson Alexander








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