Step inside some of Canada’s most creative, inspiring and thoughtfully designed short-term rentals in the all-new season of Handmade Hotels (6×30’). Hosted by renovation specialist and design enthusiast, Katie Herbert, the Makeful original series follows ambitious homeowners who harness their creativity and DIY skills to revamp spaces for short term rentals. Handmade Hotels uncovers hidden gems, from a 1970s-themed chalet to a remote treehouse-inspired cottage and a former refrigerator factory turned high-tech loft, the spaces are as diverse as the holiday goers themselves. Season 2 of Handmade Hotels airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, starting Feb. 26 on Makeful, during the channel’s eight-week nationwide free preview event, running until April 5.
“Following the successful first season, we’re thrilled to premiere a second installment of Handmade Hotels during our free preview event on Makeful, allowing over 10 million Canadian households to connect with the inspiring design stories featured in the series,” says Jamie Schouela, President, Canadian Media. “As a Makeful original, Handmade Hotels perfectly fits with the channel’s ethos to feature entertaining, inspiring and creative at heart programming.”
“In Handmade Hotels, our mission is to discover the most imaginative, handcrafted and creative rentals that leave travellers talking about their trip long after it’s over,” says Katie Herbert, Host, Handmade Hotels. “This season brings a greater variety of spaces and once again meets dedicated homeowners offering guests unique and memorable experiences, from joining secret dinner parties to pop-up concerts, ensuring their stay is one they will never forget.”
In every episode, Katie Herbert explores three short-term rentals, each have something different to offer visitors, such as creative ways to accommodate large groups and children, eco-friendly homes, high-tech renovations, resort-style glamping and restored historic homes. The series is packed with unexpected ideas and inventive flourishes.
The first two episodes include:
Episode 1 – Take a Chance
Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Katie discovers three short-term rentals that have made some big design decisions – with even bigger results. These extraordinary rentals include a bright cottage playhouse in the city filled with vibrant colours and textures, a hundred-year-old farmhouse transformed into a groovy 70’s-themed chalet and two deluxe glamping experiences on a rural farm.
Episode 2 – New Experiences
Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Katie explores three vacation rentals that let visitors step out of their comfort zone. First up is a secret communal space in the city where guests can join pop-up concerts and secret dinner parties with local artists. Then, Katie visits a rustic loft above an active barn, where guests can get to know the resident horses. Finally, Katie travels to two off-grid experiments in Tiny Living, including a Scandinavian-themed Tiny Home and a converted silver retro trailer.
Handmade Hotels is produced by Architect-Films, in association with Makeful and distributed globally by Blue Ant Media. Jo Virgo is the Series Producer with Tanya Linton and Mike Sheerin serving as Executive Producers. Brian Quigley is the Director and Ryan West is the Story Editor. Overseeing the series for Makeful is Sam Linton, Head of Original Content for Blue Ant Media.
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