ARARAT - To celebrate their fifth birthday, GJ Gardner Homes, Ararat gave local children the chance to get creative over the summer holidays and come up with their dream cubby house.
The lucky winner Charlotte McAdams, from Hamilton, will have her dream cubby house, worth $2500 built by GJ Gardner Homes Ararat.
Charlotte was one of 196 children, who submitted a 25-word explanation of their dream cubby house, as well as an impressive drawing of what they thought it would look like once built.
Submissions were judged by G J Gardner Ararat franchisees Ashley and Sally Heard and Ararat West Primary School principal, Terry Kellar, who are excited to see the new design come to fruition.
"The competition is a great way to spread the joy of bringing a personal design to life, especially for children of the area," Ms Heard said.
"Charlotte stated in her submission that she wanted to share it with her friends, which is in the spirit of the G J Gardner community that have been so supportive of us over the past five years."
The final decision was based on the 'Colourful Simplistic Design', which flowed through with her selfless written description.
"It was really great to see the quality of designs coming from children aged only four to ten years old. We can definitely see the next generation of architects shining through, and we're looking forward to seeing more come from Charlotte in the future," Mr Keilar said.
G J Gardner Homes Ararat specialise in the construction of custom homes, working with customers to design and build unique houses that cater to each client's individual lifestyles.
Ashley and Sally Heard have been constructing homes with G J Gardner Homes in the area since 2008 and have developed a close and long-standing relationship with the community through the franchise.