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Behind the scenes at Kids Under Cover, the Board and the team have been working hard on a bold new plan. A plan which we hope will ensure our longevity and enable us to continue to support vulnerable young people for as long as we need to.
In late 2017 the Kids Under Cover board made a strategic decision to progress our studio model for the commercial domestic homeowner market. Funded by the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation and the Nous Community Partnership Scheme extensive research and exploration of the market was conducted to ensure such a plan was feasible.
After reviewing the findings, the decision to proceed saw us collaborate with Ortech Industries (current manufacturer of our studios) and NH Architecture to develop our first commercial prototype.
We are proud to have recently launched our brand-new social enterprise, Nestd.
On display at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, our tiny home was a very popular attraction. Across the five days, the Nestd team did not stop as people queued to take a sneak peek inside the display home and find out what it was all about.
Thanks to the World of Style by Porter Davis team the display home wowed visitors to the show with its elegance and sophisticated styling.
These beautifully appointed tiny homes are available for sale to the public, but unlike other tiny homes or granny flats on the market, this one has a social purpose. 100% of profits from sales will support our youth homelessness prevention programs.
If you or anyone you know is in the market for extra space, perhaps for your parents or your grown children saving for their first home, we encourage you to take a look at the website – nestdhomes.com.au or contact us today for more information.
And now the dust has settled on the launch, a display suite will be located in Port Melbourne thanks to the generosity of our friends at Vaughan Constructions who have donated some space for the Nestd tiny homes to be displayed and viewed.
We are very excited about this venture and look forward to keeping you posted on the progress.
It is with thanks we acknowledge the following funders who have been instrumental in supporting the development of Nestd
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