Saturday, March 7, 2009

Extreme Home Makeover

As I mentioned in a previous post, Extreme Home Makeover did a house in the neighborhood adjacent to mine last summer. It was a little less than a mile walk, so I went on the first day of demolition and snapped these pictures.

This was as close as I could get to Ty Pennington....unfortunately.

They mounted cameras on the tops of nearby houses, which I thought was extremely cool. This is the house directly across the street.

This is my favorite picture. The first CRUNCH! And crunch it did.

Check out the camera. You wouldn't believe how fast they could swing that camera around.

They had this house done in four days. They work around the clock, rain or shine. I got so sunburnt that first day that I didn't make it back down there until my best gal pal wanted me to go with her to see the finished product.

The family that lives here has three children. Both of the girls have a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy and they are in wheelchairs. The original house, as you can tell, wass definitely not wheelchair friendly. This one is completely open and makes their lives much more independent. Extreme Makeover rocks!


  1. Cool!!!! Have you talked to the family since they moved into their "Extreme" house??

    Unbelieveable that they can build a house so fast!!

    Thanks for sharing the pics :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  2. Cool! Great pics! It's great when someone can REALLY help people, knowing they deserve it and appreciate it... isn't it?

  3. Wow. That is incredible. What a great gift for that family.
    And I love the new look around here:)

  4. Did they air that already?? I know it was on the news all the time while they were building it! Too cool that you lived nearby:)

  5. I love this show. And am always in happy tears at the end!!

    I think I remember this one!

    BTW, love the new header :)

  6. How fantastic to be able to see some of the before, during and after of this wonderful project!! I have to admit that I've shed a tear or two at some of the life stories shared by the Extreme Home recipients - so deserving!
    Victoria from EdinDesigns @ DesignTies


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