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Ja­son - 6 Sarah - 4

This is the cou­ple that just about all of us will back – they’re su­per re­lat­able and down-to-earth. The hard­work­ing cou­ple has been stuck mid-reno for the past decade – it was one of those jobs that just got away from them. Un­for­tu­nately, Ja­son, a plumber, in­jured his back and ended up in bed for six months, which put them well be­hind the eight ball. Now they’re hop­ing to give their three kids a kick-start and fi­nally fin­ish off their build.

Their strengths will be fin­ishes, trade re­la­tions and man­age­ment but Sarah did strug­gle in the first few weeks, af­ter re­al­is­ing the raw­ness of the show. For the first few weeks, you’re sleep­ing in a derelict house with no roof and the toi­let is a solid muddy hike away through a Melbourne win­ter night. It’s not ex­actly five- (or even one-) star liv­ing.

Start­ing off strong with an im­pres­sive first few weeks, this de­ter­mined cou­ple found it hard bal­anc­ing the dreams they had for the rooms with the harsh re­al­ity of fur­ni­ture stock sup­ply (you can re­ally only buy what’s on the floor) and the con­straints of a work­ing week. Ja­son and Sarah want to hon­our the his­tory their build­ing presents and it’ll be ex­cit­ing to see how they fuse that clas­sic style from a past era, with to­day’s strik­ing modern fea­tures.

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