From the Ground Up presented by Debbie Travis (Painted House) is about a self-made woman who fears that the 20-something generation has it all, except a future. Debbie, an international design show host and author, believes that many of them could find a future in Canada’s building and design trades.
The stakes are high as she travels to Canada and gets set to launch her boldest venture yet, moving into the volatile market of consumer homes – and she’s looking for a Chief Designer to make it a success. Debbie searches the length and breadth of the country to find twelve young Canadians to represent their generation.
Over five weeks, with the help of a major builder and some of the best master-trades people in the country, they’ll learn the basics of the construction and design trades while they help to build a house. The eager protégés will have to tackle unconventional challenges, from creating “living ads” to summer camp remodelling. With them every step of the way, Debbie will separate the driven from the divas and the talented from the traditional.
See who will be chosen to help her shake up the design world and receive the $250,000 cash prize.... Read more.