The Block 2022: New houses begin taking shape in rural Victoria


The Block’s 2022 houses begin taking shape in rural Victoria – as the series makes a move to the country for the first time in franchise history


The Block’s 2022 series will be held in the Macedon Ranges Shire in Victoria, in what will be a first for the usually city-based franchise.

And according to The Herald Sun, weatherboard homes began arriving at the site on McGeorge Rd, Gisborne South last week – which will be the foundations of the luxury rural escapes the contestants will transform next year. 

Lots of vehicles, fencing posts and machinery is also currently on-site, with a sign showing the property is on ’24 hours surveillance’ to ensure no trespassers enter.

Coming soon! According to The Herald Sun, weatherboard homes began arriving at the site on McGeorge Rd, Gisborne South last week - which will be the foundations or the luxury rural escapes the contestants will transform next year. Pictured: Host Scott Cam outside one of the homes during a 2022 teaser trailer

Coming soon! According to The Herald Sun, weatherboard homes began arriving at the site on McGeorge Rd, Gisborne South last week – which will be the foundations or the luxury rural escapes the contestants will transform next year. Pictured: Host Scott Cam outside one of the homes during a 2022 teaser trailer

Each team will be required to build on a 10-acre property.

The plot of land in the the Macedon Ranges was recently purchased for around $11million, and the land has been subdivided into seven lots with a creek running through the site.

The publication reports that the final paperwork went through on the sale last week.

Room to move: Each team will be required to build on a 10-acre property

Room to move: Each team will be required to build on a 10-acre property

Gorgeous: Gisborne South is a 40-minute drive from Melbourne and is known for its vineyards, olive groves and alpaca industries, while the property itself boasts incredible views of Mount Macedon

Gorgeous: Gisborne South is a 40-minute drive from Melbourne and is known for its vineyards, olive groves and alpaca industries, while the property itself boasts incredible views of Mount Macedon 

Gisborne South is a 40-minute drive from Melbourne and is known for its vineyards, olive groves and alpaca industries, while the property itself boasts incredible views of Mount Macedon.

The Block’s host Scott Cam confirmed the show will be heading to the country in October.

‘I might get in trouble for saying this but we are going regional. Bit of a tree change which will be something different. I’m really excited about it,’ Scott, 58, told Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa.

Another twist: In a preview for 2022, the voiceover teased that the upcoming series will see host Scott Cam, 58, renovate his own house on the show

Another twist: In a preview for 2022, the voiceover teased that the upcoming series will see host Scott Cam, 58, renovate his own house on the show 

Tools down: Casting has already closed, with filming set to commence in February

Tools down: Casting has already closed, with filming set to commence in February

‘I can’t give you much more information than that but we are definitely getting out of the city next year.’

He added: ‘I’m looking forward to doing the walk around for the visits on horseback!’

Over the years, the show has been filmed in locations such as Sydney’s Bondi and Manly, as well as Port Melbourne, St Kilda and Brighton in Victoria.

The most recent season of the renovation show was filmed on a cul-de-sac in the suburb of Hampton in Melbourne.

Next season will have even more of a twist, a new trailer recently revealed. 

In a preview for 2022, the voiceover teased that the upcoming series will see Cam, 58, renovate his own house on the show. 

‘We will have it all. Tractors. Excavators. And even these buggy things, you know, this just really feels like a gratuitous plug for next year’s show,’ the voice-over says. 

Casting has already closed, with filming set to commence in February. 

Starting from scratch: 'We will have it all. Tractors. Excavators. And even these buggy things, you know, this just really feels like a gratuitous plug for next year's show,' the voice-over says in the trailer. Pictured: Scott Cam

Starting from scratch: ‘We will have it all. Tractors. Excavators. And even these buggy things, you know, this just really feels like a gratuitous plug for next year’s show,’ the voice-over says in the trailer. Pictured: Scott Cam

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