Just got an email:
Channel 4 is looking for an all-round handyman, designer or engineer to present a brand new prime-time series. The working title is Making It In The Wild. Each episode one host will travel to the most extreme and extraordinary places on the planet to meet the families who have rejected the mainstream and built a home in the wild. However, their presenter isn't just visiting to immerse themselves in different ways of life. Channel 4 want him or her to help improve their hosts' home with an ambitious and life improving 'build' - from a whole new set of furniture to a wind turbine that generates electricity or dam to irrigate crops.
Channel 4 are looking for a presenter who is passionate about new ways of living, has a warm charismatic character, loves meeting new people and above all has the skills to build, fix or construct almost anything a new home might need! Or is not afraid to give it a go!
They're working that rich "Kevin McCloud Man Made Home" seam at C4 arent they?.
Im sure we could provide a resourceful committee of STWers covering most of the bases.
Footflaps, Rusty Trowel & wrightyson: construction
slackalice and kayak23: wooden furniture
binners: can do the greggs run.
and I'll look after the heating system