Here Are Some Of The (Extremely Niche) Shows HGTV Is Casting Right Now

updated May 3, 2019
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Are you ever watching HGTV and wonder how the heck they found some of the people featured on their shows (we’re looking at you, Home Strange Home). It all comes down to casting. Conveniently, the home and garden network has a whole site dedicated to who and what they’re currently looking for. Surprise, it’s not just more couples for all 184 spinoffs of House Hunters (two more of which are on the way).

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Shoutout to the hilarious and brilliant Bobby Finger at Jezebel for alerting the world to the existence of Be On HGTV, the network’s casting site. He wrote last week:

In addition to House Hunter-hunting, Be On HGTV provides visitors with peeks into the absurdly niche casting calls for future shows. I used to think the seemingly infinite supply of tiny house hunters on Tiny House Hunters was impressive, but then I saw these listings and suddenly their searches felt achingly normal.

In fact, some of the shows make our imaginary list of House Hunters spinoffs seem not totally off base. Here are a few of our favorites:

Heading south of the border

Are you ready to live that Mexico life? “Whether it’s the alluring beach town of Mazatlán or the popular Playa del Carmen, we’re looking for average people who fell in love with Mexico living and realized buying a home was more affordable than they expected.”

Bought a school bus?

“This new series will spotlight outgoing families, couples and singles with sidekicks looking to BUS…T out from ‘traditional’ home design and steer toward life as a skoolie having their project built by no one other than: the Bus Man.”

…Or maybe you bought a castle instead

“Are you purchasing an abandoned castle and turning it into the fairy tale home of your dreams?” Who isn’t??

Hawaii + yurts = show

Want to live in Hawaii and also have your heart set on a yurt? “DIY Network’s new series, Love Yurts, is looking for couples, families and singles living in Hawaii who dream of building a chic yurt retreat over the next four to six months.” You’ll have to cover building costs, but the show “guarantees that the Love Yurts builders will build the most hip and tricked out yurt you’ve ever imagined!”

Check out some more of the shows HGTV is casting over on Jezebel or Be On HGTV.