Queensland’s Rhys and Liam crowned Dream Home champions

Queensland’s Rhys and Liam crowned Dream Home champions

Queensland tradie brothers Rhys and Liam Almond delivered a knockout tropical backyard renovation, scoring 37.5 out of 40 to claim the title of 2024 Dream Home champions and $100,000 in prize money.

As one of six teams in the Dream Home competition, Liam’s dilapidated Deception Bay Queenslander received a stunning renovation, with the property now valued at $1.6 million.

Reflecting on their win and his new dream home, Liam described the competition as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for his family that also helped him reconnect with his brother.

“Rhys and I are mates, but we got to be brothers again, living under the one roof. Doing this with Rhys was one of the most meaningful and exciting things about the competition.

 “We’re coming away from this very proud of every moment, and we’re both walking away as winners,” said Liam

The cash prize was the icing on the cake for the brothers as Rhys sacrificed time with his young family to help Liam after rising interest rates put Liam’s renovation plans on hold.  

“Taking $100,000 off my mortgage is going to be life-changing for myself and my family, and that means the world to me,” said Rhys, who is now in a better position to finish off his renos.

Dream Home judges Lana Taylor, Simon Cohen, and Rosie Morley unanimously praised the pair’s backyard design and layout.

“Boys, I felt like I’d stepped into a complete oasis. You absolutely created a tropical dream out there, perfect for a Queensland setting,” said Lana.

Simon added, “You created a whole separate living area, which is just a massive tick for any family home.” 

Rosie loved the pavilion’s scale in relation to the home, saying it all “worked in harmony.”

Only half a point separated Rhys and Liam from the runners-up, Lara and Peter Bird, who scored 37 out of 40 for their Belrose backyard.


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