FAQ

Can I see the house being built?
Yes! You’re more than welcome to come by. Take a look at the schedule and decide what day or days would work best for you. The spectator area will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday November 9th through Wednesday, November 14th (click here for directions). You should plan for long periods of standing, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. No blankets, lawn chairs or coolers are allowed. However, feel free to bring water and snacks.

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Will there be free parking?
Yes, we have parking available (click here for directions). Take a moment to review the map and familiarize yourself with the area. Once here, please follow the directional signs and drive carefully. We will provide continuous shuttle service to take you back and forth from the parking area to the construction site.

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Will there be handicap-accessible parking?
The construction site and the shuttle service are not handicap-accessible.  There will be a handicap drop-off area at the construction site.

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Am I allowed to walk to the construction site?
FOR YOUR SAFETY, we ask that you park at the Old Showcase Cinemas (click here for directions) and ride the shuttle to the construction site.

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How do I become a volunteer?
First of all, thank you for wanting to volunteer. This project couldn't succeed without people like you. To sign up as a volunteer, click on the volunteer page and you'll find the sign-up form. We will be working on construction around the clock, so we need as much help as we can get! If we don’t currently have any openings that fit your abilities, we may have something soon. So check the site often and we thank you in advance for your support.

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May I bring my children?
Children are welcome as spectators. Please keep the weather in mind and take note that the spectator area has no seats, so children will have to stand for long periods. Because this is a construction site, children under the age of 18 are not permitted to join our volunteers.

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My grandmother is a huge fan of the show. Can she come down and see all the excitement?
Fans of all ages are welcome to stop by. Please note that the spectator area is standing room only and the weather may be inclement. We are unable to allow for coolers, blankets or lawn chairs, but you are invited to pack water and a light snack. There are no concession stands on-site.

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Is it possible to get Ty’s autograph?
Everyone on-site, including Ty, will be working very hard for long hours to make sure the Hughes family’s home is completed in time. There may be a chance for autographs, but we cannot promise Ty or any of his team will be available while you’re here.

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Can I bring a sign?
Not only can you bring a sign, we encourage it! Our volunteers and construction workers deserve all the support they can get and your sign can help keep everyone energized. Just keep them positive, short and visible from a distance.

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Will I be allowed to smoke?
No. In order to keep the construction site as safe as possible, we cannot permit smoking by anyone in the area.

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Will cameras and video cameras be allowed?
Of course. Bring your camera and take as many pictures as you like. You can also check out the photos we’ll be posting throughout the week on this website.

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If I come by on my lunch hour, can I bring food?
We do not have any concessions on-site but you are free to bring your own lunch or snack. We don’t allow blankets, chairs or coolers, so be aware that you’ll likely have to eat standing up. Also, we are guests in this neighborhood, so please be sure to dispose of your trash properly.

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If the weather gets bad, will spectators still be allowed?
The construction will continue, no matter the weather, and the spectator area will stay open. However, please make sure you dress appropriately and use good judgment when deciding to come by. Umbrellas are allowed, but we do not have any enclosed or covered areas for spectators.

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Will there be bathrooms?
Yes, nearby portables will be available to spectators. There will also be portables for all workers and volunteers.

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What happens if I lose something while I’m there?
If you misplace anything, you may check with the “lost and found” at the check-in tent. However, you are fully responsible for all lost, stolen or damaged personal items.

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Will there be paramedics for emergencies?
Yes, we will have paramedics on-site in case of emergency. Hopefully you will not need them, but should you experience an emergency, look for the paramedics or a staff volunteer and ask for assistance. If it is a life-threatening matter, please do not wait for assistance - call 911.

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If I’m not able to volunteer or visit, are there other ways I can participate?
Absolutely. If you want to feel a part of everything that’s going on, you can check out the regular updates on our daily blog and photo gallery here on this website. We have also established an “Extreme Dream Fund” to help the Hughes family. To learn more about donations, click here. Every little bit counts and your contributions will be greatly appreciated.

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