Sustainable cubbies get on board for Kids Under Cover
Charity group Kids Under Cover is auctioning cubby houses this month to raise money for their work. The cubbies come from talented designers and builders who have donated them to raise money for homeless and at-risk young people.
With nearly 45,000 homeless and at-risk young people in Australia, the need for ongoing funding is critical. Kids Under Cover’s Cubby House Challenge has raised over $200,000 since it began. This year the entrants aim to raise more money than ever before when the cubbies are auctioned on Sunday 30 March, 2014 at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Creative sanctuaries that draw on past childhood memories and dreams, coupled with sustainable building design practices and materials, are consistent themes in this year’s Cubby House Challenge designs.
One of the entries, ‘Caravan Me Happy’, designed by Greg Lawson and built by Little Green Room, uses only sustainable products. Suppliers have been handpicked for their sustainable ethos and shared commitment to sustainable design and manufacturing.
“At Little Green Room, we are inspired by great design and believe that kids are stimulated by the spaces they play in. We use sustainable materials because we want to be a part of the solution to keep our planet happy and healthy for our kids to enjoy now and in the future” says builder Naomi-Walters Patel.
Kids Under Cover urges everyone to get involved, either by purchasing a raffle ticket online at the Cubby House Challenge website, or attend the auction at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show and bid on one of the cubbies.