The Bondor eco-cubby entered in the Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge received a seal of approval from ‘experts’.

Taking part in the challenge to raise money for the prevention of youth homelessness, Bondor, Australia’s leading supplier of insulated panels and thermal building solutions, constructed the eco-cubby, teaming up with micro-living specialists Build It Yourself and architect Fraser Paxton to complete the project.

A standout entry in the challenge with its striking design and environment-friendly, sustainable features, Bondor’s eco-cubby was assessed and approved by a group of enthusiastic Vermont, Victoria youngsters who donned hard hats, utility belts and high-vis vests for the job.

The team of ‘tradies-in-training’ were invited with Federal Member for Deakin, Michael Sukkar MP to check out the eco-cubby before it goes under the hammer at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show next week.

Bondor has incorporated some of its signature products into the mini-design, which they hope will make an impact in the competition.

Bondor National Product Manager Paul Adams explained that the team had worked to integrate elements that suited the Bondor philosophy while having a design appealing to kids. Designed as the first truly eco-friendly cubby house on offer for kids, the cubby house has the usual Bondor features such as a cool insulated frame, great colour theme and plenty of space to play.

The Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge brings together members of the building community to design, build and decorate creative cubby houses for public viewing and finally an auction. Kids Under Cover will use money raised to place freestanding, reusable studios in the backyards of families in need, to relieve pressure on overcrowded households.

All entries will be on display at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show from 25 March to 29 March 2015 with the auction taking place on Friday 27 March 6pm-8pm.

Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness.