Here’s how to start. Figure out which area/s you like free labor help for, particularly something that you could not do yourself and would need a contractor for. Take really good pictures of these spaces and upload them to your computer to attach to your application via the internet. Have an idea of what changes and repairs you would like to see happen. Explain these in detail and know your house dimensions. If you have a good sob story, or some kind of reason you deserve this crew to help you, include it. Every bit of info helps when trying to win over a producer of a T.V. show.
Now, if you have any money put aside, like a budget of $2000 or more, you should let the show know that you can contribute cash for this renovation, because in most cases they need it and may be able to match it. (Labor is free! Materials cost.) Be honest when deciding how much you can contribute. A show like Candice Olson’s Divine Design or Design for the Sexes chose clients with cash to spare. If you are handy, can sew, build, paint, disclose this in detail of projects you have done and what you are willing to do!!!
Unfortunately, if you live in a high traffic area, or main street, chances are that your location won’t be chosen. You need to explain where the trucks and crew can set up and include ample parking. Can your large backyard hold them? Can you share with a neighbor? Likewise, if there is any kind of permit issue, you may want to get permission ahead of time for any and all repairs you may want to delve into. Certain townships, cities, have a lot of red tape to cut through, but if you do it, than you’ve made it easier on the cast and crew. Remember, if you do the problem solving ahead of time, it may help persuade the powers in charge to decide to help you improve your house.
Good luck!!! And Best Wishes!!