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Extreme Makeover is an extreme production

RICHLAND COUNTY (WKOW) -- There is a lot more to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition than what you see on television.

A few minutes outside of Richland Center, a tent city rises out of the hayfields.

It's a midwestern Hollywood, where hundreds of volunteers pitch in.

There are an amazing number of people out there.

Home construction is grueling. Volunteers get pampered with free massages, and with gourmet food.

It's even nicer for the production crew. ABC star Paige Hemmis adds "we're sometimes called Extreme Camp over because we take up so much land."

Many stars producers and writers work in these trailers: a home away from home.

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