House Rules

House Rules: Everything we know about where the show is filmed

New series, new set.

By Alex Lilly
DIY and home renovation fans rejoice, House Rules is back for another year and its seventh season!
Once again, the search is on to find the best renovators in the country and with brand new judge Jamie Durie on the scene, we can't wait to see what's in store. But have you ever wondered about the filming location?
Each season, the six teams travel around the country to renovate each others' homes, but each season kicks off at Home Base- the House Rules meeting point.
For the last six seasons, the location was in Melbourne but for the seventh season, it's in a brand new city. In fact the teams' first challenge of the series was to renovate a neglected Sydney warehouse and transform it into their new Home Base.
While we don't know too much about the new location, we do know that it's in a "secret inner city location." So do any of you Inner Westies living in Sydney recognise it?
The new Home Base is in the inner city of Sydney. (Image: Channel Seven)
A blank canvas for 2019. (Image: Channel Seven)
This year, the teams hail from Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland. But we know a few more details about some of the team's homes.
Sisters Mikaela and Eliza's home is three hours south of Perth in the remote coastal town of Yallingup.
"The house was a bit of an empty shell and there wasn't a lot of furniture; we were using a mattress on the floor in the lounge room," Mikaela told the Eastern Reporter.
"Although the house was functional and liveable, it was old and had a lot of things in it that were falling apart. The kitchen was in disarray and mum's bedroom was a complete mess."
Mikaela and Eliza's family home is located three hours south of Perth, WA. (Image: Channel Seven)
Victorian married couple Pete and Courtney have a three-level house in Victoria's Ferntree Gully and it's reportedly "one of the biggest ever" to appear on House Rules.
The Herald Sun reports that it was built in 1982, has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and, according to realestate.com.au, it sold for $748,888 in July 2017.
"I just think it's awesome that Ferntree Gully's on TV," Pete told local publication Knox Leader.
"We've been hashtagging on all our Instagram posts #gothegully. It's quite amusing and a bit fun."
We're keen to see what will go down in Ferntree Gully. (Image: Channel Seven)
Speaking to TV WEEK, married couple Shayn and Carly also gave some insights on their Sunshine Coast home.
"We bought this house because we fell in love with the location," Carly said of their 106 square metre home in Aroona.
"The schools, the beach; it's the perfect family home and we want the girls to grow up here. I would love for this house to be our forever home."
This season we'll see brothers Tim and Mat and their house in Thornbury, Victoria. (Image: realestate.com.au)
The cameras will also head down south to Victoria where brothers Tim and Mat hail from.
According to Property Observer, Tim's family home will be made up on the show, and this three-bedroom 1950s weatherboard cottage in Thornbury is described as having "loads of potential."
WATCH: House Rules 2019: Meet chippie brothers Tim and Matt.