Nora Gharib presents the Tiny House Battle program on VTM from today – Tuesday 20 December – at 20:35. Experts Michiel De Backer and Nick Bal give tips and tricks to the construction teams every week. Find out all about Tiny House Battle and the contestants in this article.
Tiny House Battle
Do you live on 27m²? Is it possible! Each week, Nora Gharib presents the ultimate job challenge for two construction teams in the all-new Tiny House Battle. The bar is high and time is limited. In each match, two teams are given nine days to design and build a move-in ready tiny house to a buyer’s liking. In order to live compactly, the construction teams must think broadly and make maximum use of every square meter. From design to completion, the construction teams are assisted by technical construction expert Michiel De Backer and designer Nick Bal. And then it’s time for le moment suprême: the reveal to the buyers. What creative, resourceful and handy solutions does everyone pass by? Which construction team will blow the buyer away? And which house will be bought and soon shine somewhere in Flanders?
We saw the actress Nora Gharib earlier on VTM as a presenter on Blind Jumped.
Tiny House Battle host Nora Gharib narrates: “Renovation is one thing, but building a tiny house is next level. I am therefore very proud of the construction teams who, with incredible creativity and phenomenal craftsmanship, do their very best to transform a few square meters into a warm home for the buyers. Because it is , this program is about: giving people a new home.”
Lives in a small house
Nora Gharib continues: “The step that the buyers and their families have taken is incredible. They all have a special reason for living in a tiny house, and those stories have touched me one by one. The buyers simply hand over their money and blindly trust the teams that will build their ‘home’. Cheers! I’m always happy when I can help people through a TV show, and this time I’m very proud of the result!”
Did you know that this program was previously shown in the Netherlands. Tiny House Battle with Nora Gharib from VTM is therefore a remake. I wrote the following about the Dutch version: Tiny House Battle with John Williams
Michael De Backer
Quality and creativity are key in any match. That’s why experts Michiel De Backer and Nick Bal give tips and tricks to the construction teams every week. Michiel De Backer aka The Business Man guides the teams with his construction expertise. He is an architect and founder of Ark-Shelter, a company specializing in mobile housing concepts. “Designing a small house is more difficult than designing a home because you have much less space. For someone who has never done this before, this is a real challenge,” says Michiel De Backer.
Nick Bal aka The Creative Force investigates the decorating of the tiny houses. He is an interior designer, furniture designer and artist. “Designing small houses is not the same as furnishing an apartment. You have to give rooms more functions, and that makes all the difference,” says Nick Bal.
Participants Tiny House Battle
In Tiny House Battle we see new contestants every week. They compete in construction teams against each other. In the first episode, they are Team Joeri from Kortrijk with friends Joeri, Ucha, Emiel and Arthur. And Team Filip from Schoten with his family. Filip and Margot are a couple, Frans is Filip’s grandfather (and the construction team’s secret weapon) and Bert is Margot’s father. They go to work for Hanne and Sam from Antwerp.
Hannah and Sam
Nora Gharib meets contestants Hanne and Sam (from Antwerp) in the first episode of Tiny House Battle. The couple want to go back to basics and dream of living in nature. But even though they would like to live small, their wish list is anything but. “I want at least half of our plants, we want stained glass windows, a dedicated desk, lots of wood, no pull-out bed and we value our large storage closet,” it reads. The construction teams immediately doubt whether all this will fit into a tiny house for the participants. “They had a lot of demands, and I think they don’t really realize what they’re asking for,” the construction teams say.
Construction team episode 1
After the buyers have listed their wants, the battle can begin in earnest. The construction teams are given 9 days to build the tiny house. And they do so under the watchful eye of Nora and the experts Michiel and Nick. This week team Joeri (from Kortrijk) and team Filip (from Schoten) will compete against each other. Joeri, Ucha, Emiel and Arthur form a group of friends from West Flanders who met in construction. They like sleek, modern homes and each have their strengths. They compete against Team Filip, a close-knit family who call themselves ‘the hobbyists with perfectionism’. Filip and Margot are a couple, Frans is Filip’s grandfather and Bert is Margot’s father. Their secret weapon is ‘den bompa’, the most handy of the gang.
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20 December 2022 /Actress