Series Eight will be broadcast in spring 2022.
And the team behind RTÉs much-loved Home of the Year show hae begun their search for the most eclectic, unusual and architecturally stunning private houses to feature in next year’s competition.
ShinAwiL, the production company that puts the show together, is looking to cast a diverse range of homes and their owners throughout the whole of Ireland.
There were Cork homeowners aplenty in this year’s episodes, from David O’Brien and his dark and handsome Ballygarvan new-build to Ballincollig-based designer Rachel Hobbs and her renovated 1800s farmhouse.
Now producers are hoping for another good turnout from Cork creatives.
“Big or small, the judges will be looking for what makes your home special, and they will base their decisions on individuality, functionality, and clever design, as well as their own areas of expertise.” said a spokesperson for the company.
“Each week our panel of three expert judges will visit three homes across the country. They will tour each home giving it a score out of 10. The home that receives the highest score goes through to the final of Home of the Year, where the judges crown the winner.”
It’s easy to apply, just email [email protected] for an application form.
“After you have submitted your application and some photographs of the interior and exterior of your home, one of the casting team may get in touch to organise a Zoom virtual recce with you. Following this, all applications will then be assessed, and we will decide on the final 21 homes in the series.”
Auditions are currently underway, with the heats filming throughout September-October 2021.