Could Your House Be on TOH TV?
What We're Looking For:
Want to give your old house a televised facelift? The This Old House TV crew is seeking engaging homeowners with old houses in need of renovation, with plenty of features to save and update. From downtown Boston lofts, to ornate Victorians in the suburbs, the series is accepting proposals for all housing types, styles and neighborhoods. Whether you are just in the dreaming phase, or well along with design, we want to hear from you!
Because the show only works on two projects a year, we are limited in what we can cover. At least one of these projects, if not both, is in the Greater Boston area, so that the crew can stay close to home for a significant part of the season. The second project is generally located in a mild climate where outdoor work may be undertaken during the winter months. Often we choose the geographic location for the second project before we consider proposals in that area.
2015 Greater Boston Search Timeline:
For 2015, The This Old House will consider proposals from November 5, 2014 through December 31, 2014. The project should be ready to break ground in early Spring 2015. In order to meet the show's broadcast schedule, work must conclude by November 2015 in most cases. The selected projects will be featured on multiple The This Old House episodes airing on PBS, premiering in the 2015/16 season.
What to Submit:
Brief description of the renovation project—be sure to also include house style, location and year built
Low-res digital pictures of the home's interior and exterior
Any architectural plans or schematics if they exists
Brief description of the current homeowners
Low-res digital pictures of the homeowners
How much you plan to spend
When you need to start and conclude the project
How to Submit:
Please e-mail proposals to email@example.com or submit them via regular mail to: This Old House Project Proposals, P.O. Box 130, Concord, Massachusetts 01742. Select homeowners will be contacted by show producers for further interviews. Due to the volume of proposals received, The This Old House will not be able to respond personally to everyone or return submitted materials.
The renovations are completely funded by the homeowners and not The This Old House, though the show coordinates product discounts and donations where possible. All donated items are considered gifts, on which the homeowners pay taxes.