September 20, 2008

Officially Pepped for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Pep Rally yesterday was awesome!  I walked in there definitely not know what to expect, but what I found was a ton of volunteers, a ton of MSU students from the School of Planning, Design, and Construction and the show's production team.  Here's 2 articles where some of my interior design classmates can be seen: Article 1, Article 2

The first people to speak to us were the people from Mayberry Homes, the company that is donating the actual house that is going to be built.  They did a little introduction of their staff and explained how they got involved with the project.

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After that, the producers of the show from Lock and Key Productions dove in and got everyone excited for the project.  They explained how everything works, told us what kind of donations were still needed, and showed us various video clips, like the time lapse video I included below and others that left me choked up and almost in tears from time to time.  But, that's Extreme Makeover for ya!

It's crazy how the show is actually completed, with the house being built in a mere 106 hours!
We were also told that Ty Pennington flys back and fourth between 2 projects during the time of the door knock/build! Talk about a busy life!

If anyone would like to make a donation towards this project and help the family in need please do so by clicking here

This truly is going to be one amazing experience and I might have some additional exciting news about the project very soon!


3 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How fun! I can't wait to hear more!

Lisa Renee said...

Next update should be on Friday when the family/site is revealed!

erin@designcrisis said...

Yay! Updates! Sounds like an awesome experience in the making!