Can I see the house being built?
Yes! You’re more than welcome to come by. Take a
look at the schedule and decide what day or days would work best for
you. The spectator area will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday,
December 9th through Monday, December 14th (click here for directions).
You should plan for long periods of standing, so we suggest you wear
comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. No blankets,
lawn chairs or coolers are allowed. However, feel free to bring water
Will there be free parking?
Yes, we have parking available at the mandatory
check-in for anyone going to the build site which is located at 3301 N.
Main Street. Shuttles will run continuously between 8am - 8pm. Parking
around the build area is not permitted.
Will there be handicap-accessible parking?
The construction site and the shuttle service are
not handicap-accessible. There will be a handicap drop-off area at the
Am I allowed to walk to the construction site?
FOR YOUR SAFETY, we ask that you ride the shuttle to the construction site.
How do I become a volunteer?
First of all, thank you for wanting to volunteer.
This project couldn't succeed without people like you. Our volunteer
schedule is full. Please check back for updates on volunteer needs.
May I bring my children?
Children are welcome as spectators. Please keep
the weather in mind and take note that the spectator area has no seats,
so children will have to stand for long periods. Because this is a
construction site, children under the age of 18 are not permitted to
join our volunteers.
My grandmother is a huge fan of the show. Can she come down and see all the excitement?
Fans of all ages are welcome to stop by. Please
note that the spectator area is standing room only and the weather may
be inclement. We are unable to allow for coolers, blankets or lawn
chairs, but you are invited to pack water and a light snack. There are
no concession stands on-site.
Is it possible to get Ty’s autograph?
Everyone on-site, including Ty, will be working very hard for long
hours to make sure the family’s home is completed in time. There may be a
chance for autographs, but we cannot promise Ty or any of his team will
be available while you’re here.
Can I bring a sign?
Not only can you bring a sign, we encourage it!
Our volunteers and construction workers deserve all the support they can
get and your sign can help keep everyone energized. Just keep them
positive, short and visible from a distance.
Will I be allowed to smoke?
No. In order to keep the construction site as
safe as possible, we cannot permit smoking by anyone in the area.
Will cameras and video cameras be allowed?
Of course. Bring your camera and take as many pictures as you like.
You can also check out the photos we’ll be posting throughout the week
on this website.
If I come by on my lunch hour, can I bring food?
We do not have any concessions on-site but you are free to bring your
own lunch or snack. We don’t allow blankets, chairs or coolers, so be
aware that you’ll likely have to eat standing up. Also, we are guests in
this neighborhood, so please be sure to dispose of your trash properly.
If the weather gets bad, will spectators still be allowed?
The construction will continue, no matter the
weather, and the spectator area will stay open. However, please make
sure you dress appropriately and use good judgment when deciding to come
by. Umbrellas are allowed, but we do not have any enclosed or covered
areas for spectators.
Will there be bathrooms?
Yes, nearby portables will be available to
spectators. There will also be portables for all workers and volunteers.
What happens if I lose something while I’m there?
If you misplace anything, you may check with the “lost and found” at
the check-in tent. However, you are fully responsible for all lost,
stolen or damaged personal items.
Will there be paramedics for emergencies?
Yes, we will have paramedics on-site in case of
emergency. Hopefully you will not need them, but should you experience
an emergency, look for the paramedics or a staff volunteer and ask for
assistance. If it is a life-threatening matter, please do not wait for
assistance - call 911.
If I’m not able to volunteer or visit, are there other ways I can participate?
Absolutely. If you want to feel a part of everything that’s going on,
you can check out the regular updates on our daily blog and photo
gallery here on this website. We have also established an “Extreme Dream
Fund” to help the family. To learn more about donations, click here. Every little bit counts and your contributions will be greatly appreciated.