Are your home repair solutions horrifying? Then you could be a TV star!
Calling all un-handy homeowners! A new HGTV Canada Special to be hosted by Steve Patterson of CBC Radio’s ‘The Debaters’ is searching for homeowners with eccentric and unconventional approaches to home repair. Are you more MacGyver than Mike Holmes? By participating, these not-so-handy homeowners will see their creative handiwork fixed for FREE.
Produced by Mountain Road Productions, the special will be a celebration of completely unique and utterly outside the box approaches to home repair. These ingenious “kooky” home improvements include such feats as installing linoleum as a backslash in the kitchen, nailing roof shingles down as flooring in the foyer or using that trusty duct tape in place of caulking around the bathtub.
“Our goal is to uncover great characters with a bizarre sense of home ‘improvement’,” says executive producer Tim Alp. “We are looking for houses filled with jerry-rigged solutions that are at complete odds with main stream expectations.”
We are on a Canada-wide homeowner hunt to uncover the strangest, wackiest, most extreme solutions to home repairs ever seen. Ideal candidates for this 1-hour TV special are gregarious, fun loving people who don’t take themselves too seriously and have an aptitude for completely outrageous DIY solutions. Who says you can’t use old crutches to hold up basement stairs? Your leg healed, so why not put those crutches to good use?
Un-handy homeowner submissions and nominations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. The story behind the questionable home improvements;
2. Photos of each of the eccentric repairs;
3. A photo of you and a photo of the not-so-handy person you are nominating;
4. Your contact information.
Deadline for submission: Production starts this fall. Don’t delay, apply now!
Visit HGTV.ca/CastingCall for more details.