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Playhouse Challenge Comes to Christchurch

Playhouse Challenge Comes to Christchurch

Teams of Christchurch builders and architects are getting behind two Canterbury charities, this weekend, to create the most spectacular playhouses in New Zealand.

The Playhouse Challenge, initiated by Tenants Protection Association (Christchurch) and Birthright Canterbury, is based on the Australian Cubby House Challenge, which every year sees elaborate architecturally designed playhouses auctioned at the Melbourne Flower Show.

The Christchurch playhouses, which could easily grace the pages of a glossy home design magazine, will be auctioned at the Star Home and Leisure Show at 4pm this Saturday, 1 July, with families able to explore them from 10am on Friday 30 June.

Building playhouses to raise funds and awareness of the need for children to have good housing has been a perfect fit for TPA and Birthright. “While TPA’s main focus is on supporting people with housing issues, keeping a consistent roof over people’s heads is also very much a part of the work Birthright Canterbury does in strengthening single parent families,” TPA manager Di Harwood says.

“We are incredibly grateful to the building teams for the time and money they have spent on the Challenge,” Birthright Canterbury chair Jane Lancaster says. “The auction will be the perfect chance for people to show their support for two important charities, while buying a beautiful playhouse that the whole family can enjoy.”

Money raised at the auction will be divided between the two agencies and invested back into the community.

The playhouses have been built by Fusion Homes with Scratch Architecture; Irving Builders with PXA Architects; and Pound Road Trading. Awards will be presented for the best designed playhouse, people’s choice, and children’s choice.


To see the playhouses with their Quirky, Futuristic and Classic designs visit http://www.tpa.org.nz/page/playhouse-challenge or like the 2017 Playhouse Challenge Facebook page.


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