Is this the best job in the world? Housebuilder on hunt for ‘Archi-tot’ in Tamworth

Thursday, 21st March 2019

A HOUSE builder in Tamworth has created an exciting new role and is recruiting for an ‘Archi-tot’; there’s just one catch – you have to be aged between four to nine years old.

The newly created role will see one lucky youngster be paid £100 to design a ‘house of the future’ and their school will receive £500 artwork vouchers.

The competition has been launched at Landau Forte Academy Greenacres, where the team at Redrow Homes Midlands hosted an assembly for the local pupils and shared art parks to help them on their way to becoming the next ‘Archi-tot’.

From slides instead of stairs, ballet barres, a chocolate fountain in the kitchen or even a ball pit – Redrow Homes Midlands is looking for Tamworth kids to provide inspiration for the developer’s new homes.

Four to nine-year olds from across the region can apply for the role by visiting: and submitting a ‘house of the future’ design.

The winner could see their design incorporated into the housebuilder’s popular Heritage Collection.

To kick-start their efforts, parents can pick up art packs from Amington Fairway on Mercian Way.

Imaginative youngsters across the region have until Sunday 21 April to submit their entries and be in with a chance of being named Archi-tot for Redrow Homes Midlands in Tamworth.

Julie Wild, Area Sales Manager for Redrow Homes Midlands, said: “Here at Redrow, we’re committed to bringing young people into construction, and are recognised by the industry for our training excellence and apprenticeship programme.

“What better way to celebrate the creative talent of local youngsters? Who knows, we could even put in a good word for the winner to become one of our new apprentices in a few years’ time!

“We were thrilled to launch the competition with Landau Forte Academy Greenacres, the pupils were very excited about their challenge to design a home of the future. We wish the pupils and children in the local community luck with the competition, and we can’t wait to see what inventive designs they come up with.”

Julie Wild, Area Sales Manager, Emily Salisbury, Sales Consultant, with school children

Julie Wild, Area Sales Manager, Emily Salisbury, Sales Consultant, with school children

For more information about this competition and becoming an ‘Archi-tot’, please visit:, where the entry form can also be downloaded.

Amington Garden Village offers a choice of three, four and five-bedroom properties at the sought-after Amington Garden Village development. Located just three miles from Tamworth’s town centre, and also within easy reach of the A5, M42 and M6 Toll, the development provides a rural setting with excellent commuter links.

To find out more about homes at Amington Garden Village, please visit: