shipping container house

Grand Designs fast approaching!

Oh my gosh, its less than a week till the show airs!! My husband Todd and I embarked on one of the biggest challenges of our lives at the end of December 2012 when we demolished our cute little 3 bedroom single level brick home in Graceville, Brisbane and took on the task of building an enormous 3 level home out of 31 shipping containers. We have not been allowed to share photos or talk about our experience until after the show airs so I am looking forward to posting lots of progress photos once the episode has aired. We are house number 1 of Series 5 of Grand Designs Australia, hosted by Peter Maddison. I have to say it was one of the most fun and rewarding experiences of my life. I have always hated being in front of any camera and Todd and I were nervous wrecks the first day they came to shoot. But the crew and Peter soon put us at ease and from there it just became one big lot of fun!

We are of course nervous about watching the show with the rest of Australia, not knowing how we will come across or how the house will look, but we know we are extremely proud of what we have achieved and are looking forward to reliving the experience on telly!