Even in a housing crisis, Australians can't get enough of renovation stories on TV. Why?

By Ella Jeffery
Updated August 20 2023 - 7:07pm, first published 6:49pm

The Block has begun its 19th season this month, billed as "a Block that's entirely relatable to people right around Australia". This year, contestants renovate five "authentic '50s dream homes" in "the perfectly named Charming Street, in Melbourne's Hampton East".