Extreme Makeover Alaska house’s construction detailed on web site

Last week’s season premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition followed the team as they built a house in North Pole, Alaska, for a large family.

If you’ve ever wondered just how the show manages to build a house in seven days–or if they actually cheat and take longer than that–there’s a lot of insight on a web site maintained by the construction company that worked on the house, Landmark. And no, they don’t cheat; they built the house in seven days.

The site includes daily updates, which show pictures from every day of the demolition and build. For those interested in the actual construction, there’s a full schedule of every build-related task [PDF] for each day. It includes the length of time each job was scheduled to take.

The latest update on the site indicates that those involved were quite content with the edited version of the show: “The show was great! ABC did a fine job representing the people of Alaska!” it says.

Extreme Makeover Alaska

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