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Extreme Makeover Home Edition Helps Farmer Whose Home Burned

October 29, 2006 12:05 AM by Joe Blackmon

Ty and the gang come to the aid of farmers Shawn and Amy Kibe of Tama County, IA, by rebuilding their burned down home in a remarkable seven days, on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In December 2004, life was good for the Kibe family, after moving from the city to the country to fulfill Shawn’s dream of being a farmer and making a better life for his family of five. With life and business on the farm flourishing, everything seemed perfect until a few days before Christmas 2005, when their house caught fire. The Kibes returned home just in time to see firemen removing their charred Christmas presents through the broken windows. The family was forced to move into a tiny one-bedroom rented camper in a trailer park that isn’t big enough for camping, let along living! The three boys split their time between sleeping on the couch or outside in tents. And though it seems things couldn’t get any worse, the Kibes are about to lose their temporary home due to their insurance policy. Their only option seems to be to move back to the city and give up their farm.

The farm has not only given the Kibes a place to live; it’s been their salvation and livelihood. It’s up to Ty and the gang to restore the Kibes back to their beloved farm with a barn-raising of their own, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"-style.

While Ty and the designers, local builder Hubbell Homes of Des Moines and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the Kibe family will go on vacation in the Caribbean.

The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Ed Sanders, Paige Hemmis and Preston Sharp.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

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3 Responses to “Extreme Makeover Home Edition Helps Farmer Whose Home Burned”

  1. Jasmine Says:
    October 31st, 2006 at 4:18 am

    It’s a very good reality show. I like Ty so much and I think your voice is sexy. Is there any plan to do the makeover in other countries?

  2. GLADYS HAMMONDS Says:
    February 4th, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    I am writing this on Sunday, 4th of February, 2007. After watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on the Kibe Family of Tama County, IA, I have a question. Since I live in a duplex with a basement I’m real concerned about escaping in case of a fire. If I can’t reach the front door, I’ll need to go out my bedroom window. With a basement under my duplex, my bedroom window is 2 stories high. On this particular show (mentioned above) they showed a escape & rescue ladder in the bedrooms. I would like to find out where these ladders can be purchased. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Ms. Gladys Hammonds
    564 Country Club Court
    Winchester, KY 40391

  3. GLADYS HAMMONDS Says:
    February 4th, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    I am writing this on Sunday, 4th of February, 2007. After watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on the Kibe Family of Tama County, IA, I have a question. Since I live in a duplex with a basement I’m real concerned about escaping in case of a fire. If I can’t reach the front door, I’ll need to go out my bedroom window. With a basement under my duplex, my bedroom window is 2 stories high. On this particular show (mentioned above) they showed a escape & rescue ladder in the bedrooms. I would like to find out where these ladders can be purchased. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Ms. Gladys Hammonds
    564 Country Club Court
    Winchester, KY 40391

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