Meet the Dream Home Australia 2024 contestants

The Dr Chris Brown-led show will premiere in May.

Channel Seven’s new television series Dream Home Australia, hosted by Dr Chris Brown, is set to premiere “soon”.

The show will follow six pairs (meaning twelve contestants) as they compete for their ‘dream home’ and a cash prize of $100,000 by renovating each other’s homes room by room.

Judges Lana Taylor of Three Birds Renovations, award-winning interior designer Rosie Morley, and top buyer’s agent Simon Cohen will aid the contestants during the renovations before critiquing and scoring each new space in the stunning homes.

Think The Block meets House Rules

Before Dream Home Australia does premiere though, allow us to introduce you to the contestants competing on the Dr Chris Brown-led show.

Lara and Peter

Sydney couple Lara and Peter bought a house with grand plans to do it up.

However, the current cost of living crisis as well as rising interest rates and expensive building costs thwarted their plans of renovating their dilapidated home.

“The price of everything is going up, up and up. It’s a constant fight to keep what you have,” says Peter.

As such, both Lara and Peter work around the clock just to keep their heads above water.

However, now as contestants on Dream Home Australia, they’re excited to have their house turned into the dream home they’ve always wanted.

Brad and Mel

Brad and Mel, a Melbourne couple with four children, are ready to take on Dream Home Australia.

“We thought about our future and our children and saw this as an opportunity of a lifetime, so we took a punt and applied,” the couple shared.

Despite financial setbacks worsened by the pandemic and lack of renovation experience, they dream of a better home for their family, with Mel sharing what she hopes for her Dream Home.

“Open plan with loads of natural light, ample storage and clutter-free. Most importantly, filled with family and friends.”

Taelar and Elle

Victorian sisters Taelar and Elle are Dream Home Australia’s secret weapons. Taelar is a graduate of architecture and a professional house flipper, which is something the dynamic duo are hoping to take advantage of.

They will be renovating the Watsonia North house that Elle and her boyfriend, Brody, purchased in 2022 and she is excited by what this renovation means for her future.

“My life is completely transformed,” Elle shares.

“Because of this…my partner and I can plan a wedding; we can have kids because we’ll have a house ready to go to kick start that next stage of our lives.”

Hannah and Jonny

New parents from Queensland Hannah and Jonny are doing Dream Home Australia for their 10-month-old twins Goldie and Theodore, and have been waiting to do DIY renovations on their own home for some time.

“We got to a point with our DIY renovation journey where we had no more money or time to do any more renovations ourselves, and a large renovation was out of the question for us as we are both self-employed,” the couple shared.

‘When we found out we were pregnant with twins, the clock was ticking for us to get the house as safe as possible.

“We had flaking lead paint falling off the house, rusting flashing sticking out of concrete, the foundations were cracked and the house was slowly sinking.”

Rhys and Liam

Rhys and Liam are tradie brothers from Queensland, and they are ready to bring their skills as a tiler and carpenter, respectively, to the experience.

“I applied to help my brother, Liam, get his Dream Home.” Rhys shared.

“It will change Liam’s life. I’m glad I can help.”

Jacinta and Jordan

Sydney-based couple Jacinta and Jordan are ready for their rundown Punchbowl home to get a Dream Home renovation, and look forward to getting stuck into construction.

“I grew up around construction as most of my family are tradies,” Jacinta said.

“I always loved taking part in any renovation project anyone around me had.”

Dream Home Australia will premiere on Channel Seven and 7plus on Sunday, May 26th at 7pm.

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