Turn your home dreams into a reality with The Home Channel and The Home Channel+

If you’ve been thinking about making some changes to your home, or are considering making a move and finding a home that better suits your lifestyle, tune in and be inspired by others who are doing just that. 

Grand Designs New Zealand

Grand Designs New Zealand introduces us to creative and enterprising New Zealanders who have taken on the challenge of building their own unique and inspirational homes. Pushing the boundaries, each project is both daunting and impressive, as individuals contend with extreme geographical adversity, ever-increasing construction costs, and unpredictable weather conditions.

Filled with high-stakes suspense, this series features a young builder who constructs a glass home on top of a bridge over a stream in one of the coldest regions of the country. In another South Island adventure, a single father determined to create an affordable, sustainable housing solution for his family designs a tiny, domed living space. Meanwhile, in a quirky twist of fate, one man fulfills his childhood dream of building a medieval castle, while another woman strips the history from one of Auckland’s cherished heritage buildings to create a New York-style loft.

Thursdays 21:00 / Sundays 15:00

Escape to the Country

With technology keeping us connected wherever we are in the world, an increasing number of people are seeking greener pastures outside of large metropolitan areas. Escape to the Country aims to discover the perfect homes for families looking to leave city life behind. Each episode features one couple or family in search of their ideal countryside retreat.

Join the presenters on their quest to find the perfect home while exploring the beautiful and unique surroundings of each location. This series invites viewers to uncover the treasures of the countryside, leading them to hidden nature reserves, captivating historical buildings, and introducing them to the local wildlife. Country living doesn’t have to remain a dream. There has never been a better time to escape to the country!

Mondays 21:00 / Saturdays 14:00

A Place in the Sun – Summer Sun

Then, since we can all dream, A Place in the Sun – Summer Sun follows property expert Sara Damergi as she scours Europe for the best properties at the most competitive prices. She embarks on house-hunting adventures in Spain, France, and Portugal, partnering with couples seeking a holiday home where they can bask in more sunshine during the summer months.

Armed with years of experience, she tackles the European property market in search of vacation properties that not only meet her clients’ high expectations but also fit within their budget.

Fridays 18:00 / Wednesdays 14:00

Quick and Easy Food

And finally, Jamie Oliver is back with more Quick and Easy Food to simplify and enhance mealtime in your home. Jamie provides clear instructions to inspire those lacking inspiration to create delicious home-cooked meals from scratch. He prepares substantial mains, delightful sides and salads, delectable puddings, and refreshing drinks, infusing each element with his unique twist.

This series aligns with Jamie’s ongoing mission to improve people’s lives through food by addressing issues related to kitchen confidence and time constraints head-on. The result is a show that is not only beautiful and enticing but also relevant and immensely helpful.

Wednesdays 18:00 / Sundays 14:30

 For all the best in home interiors, DIY, property, food and health, tune in to The Home Channel on DStv Channel 176, and The Home Channel + on Openview Channel 113.


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