Revolution: Ty Pennington Extreme Home Makeover Behind The Scenes


Ty Pennington: Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Ty Pennington recalled the nine years he spent on the road hosting Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which recently ended its series run on ABC.

He said that it was life-changing and called it the best job he’s ever had. But traveling for the show meant more than 3,000 nights spent in hotel rooms. Now he’s settling down in New York City.


Ty Pennington Behind The Scenes

After nine seasons of rebuilding homes, Ty Pennington hopes to rebuild lives on "The Revolution."

Behind The Scenes: Extreme Makeover Home Edition

First, Ty Pennington showed what his life was like living out of suitcases in hotels. He said he missed cooking at home and eating in a kitchen of his own. Mini Fridges & Microwaves just weren’t cutting it.

Cameras followed Ty Pennington during the final days of his work on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He talked about the challenges they faced over the years, battling unpredictable weather and short deadlines to give deserving families new homes.


Ty Pennington estimated that he spent more than 300 days each year on the road. Since 2003, the show has produced 200 episodes, bringing communities together and building homes for families in need. He did get cozy in the trailer that traveled around with him to the show’s building sites.

The Revolution: Ty Pennington Moved To New York City

Ty Pennington reflected on his journey as he flew to his future home of New York City. He said he lived there after finishing art school, with huge dreams and humble beginnings. He said that he dreamed of making a name for himself while he was sleeping in a friend’s darkroom because he couldn’t afford a place of his own.

Now he’s excited to return to New York City and continue his work, helping other people and making a difference in their lives on The Revolution. As he arrived in Manhattan, the ticker outside ABC Studios said “Welcome Home, Ty.”


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