A family that has faced hardship has their dilapidated house completely rebuilt while they are away on vacation for a week.
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A family that has faced hardship has their dilapidated house completely rebuilt while they are away on vacation for a week. While early episodes renovated houses, the usual approach is to tear down the house on the first day and build a brand new, usually much larger, one, fully furnished. The houses are customized to the families, with rooms reflecting the interests of, especially, the children, and special technology for any unusual medical conditions. Host Ty Pennington usually has a "secret" project which is only revealed when the family sees it. The construction is accomplished with the help of a large army of blue-shirted volunteers and a wide array of sponsor-donated products and services. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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3 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Some neighborhoods the new homes were built in were in communities where property taxes were based on an averaged out value of the homes there, and since later on in the series many older homes were replaced with houses that were significantly larger, and thus more valuable (even in a bad neighborhood), this caused others living there to see higher property tax bills. See more »

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Ty Pennington: Bus driver, move that bus!
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Referenced in I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007) See more »

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Nothing but sap.
16 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off, I want to say that I respect the fact that EM:HE is charitable. Sure, most of the time what it does is very representable when compared to other reality TV abortions. But, let's not forget what this show is: Reality TV. What it aims to be is entertainment, not inspiration: that's just a side-effect. EM does what every reality show does, it looks to find the most emotional moments and milk the crap out of them. For some shows they exploit anger; for this show they exploit happiness. The result is one hour of pure corny sap- the equivalent of watching Titanic 8 times in a row. It's phony, it's protracted, and it has a tendency to be annoying. If you can stand watching this show because you believe it to be inspirational, then more power to you. To me, it's melodramatic and hokey. It's just another reality TV show, people. It's just trying to get ratings. Don't take it for more than it is.


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