Grand Designs Australia

8:30pm – Tuesday, October 23 on TV 3

This week’s unmissable Grand Designs Australia sees Daniel Leipnik and Andrew Preston attempt to build a classic pavilion-style pole home. Grand Designs Australia continues its latest season on Tuesday, October 23 rd at 8:30pm on 3. Daniel and Andrew have long cherished the dream of a laid-back, barefoot life in the tropics. And now they have finally found the ideal location at Trinity Beach near Cairns in Far North Queensland.

Their ambitious new home will grace a hillside block bordering a World Heritage rainforest and overlooking the Coral Sea. After years of planning this grand sea-change, they are ready at last to manage its construction.

Their vision is for a classic pavilion-style pole home, nestled in the tree tops. But project managing is tough enough if you’re on site… and they’re attempting the job from 4,000 kilometres away in Melbourne, plus this is a first time experience for them both. While they believe they’ve left no stone unturned designing their South Pacific inspired hideaway, they can’t escape the challenges of the location. A precarious driveway, tropical downpours and expensive local trades are all threatening to send their budget and schedule spiralling out of control.

Between pressing work commitments and the tyranny of distance, these idealists still believe they can pull off the house of their dreams. The question is, can they? Find out in Grand Designs Australia, screening on Tuesday, October 23 rd at 8:30pm on 3.

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