Parents' Guide to

The Scrap House

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Family-friendly reality TV built on recycling.

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Inherent in Scrap House is the hallmark of many of today's reality shows: suspense. Each day, the builders and designers must sort through local dumps to find useable materials and improvise when they come up dry. Lacking aluminum siding, for example, they hunt down discarded street signs and use them for shingles; or they gather hundreds of shower doors, paint them, and plaster them to the front and side walls -- all as time ticks by.

Thanks to public service campaigns and the diligent work of local politicians, recycling is a part of our lives as never before; Scrap House is a clever take on that new fact of life. The experts involved in the building are endearing and knowledgeable, and parents can feel good about letting their kids watch, knowing that they'll be entertained and get a lesson in sustainable living.

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