Get Paid $1,000 to Binge Your Way Through House Hunters

Advertiser Disclosure

Our readers always come first

The content on DollarSprout includes links to our advertising partners. When you read our content and click on one of our partners’ links, and then decide to complete an offer — whether it’s downloading an app, opening an account, or some other action — we may earn a commission from that advertiser, at no extra cost to you.

Our ultimate goal is to educate and inform, not lure you into signing up for certain offers. Compensation from our partners may impact what products we cover and where they appear on the site, but does not have any impact on the objectivity of our reviews or advice.

A website called DIY Gear Reviews is pioneering a project that merges entertainment with educational research, and they're looking for one lucky and dedicated applicant.

If binge-watching House Hunters has always been your guilty pleasure, here’s your opportunity to transform it into a rewarding venture, with $1,000 on the line for your insights and dedication.

DIY Gear Reviews is conducting a study on home affordability, leveraging the HGTV show House Hunters as a data source. The study requires an individual to watch a season of House Hunters and record specific details such as the final purchase prices of homes, their locations, and the job titles of the buyers.

This information will be analyzed to assess the affordability of homes showcased in each episode. The goal is to determine if the home purchase prices seen on the show are realistic benchmarks for prospective home buyers planning their budgets.

The deadline to apply is February 17, 2024. The application can be found here

The Details 

The chosen applicant will need to watch Season 244 of House Hunters on FuboTV, which consists of 13 episodes. The task involves documenting the following information for each episode:

  • City and State of the house search
  • Names of the prospective home buyers
  • Job titles of the home buyers
  • Final purchase details, including:
    • Total purchase price
    • Number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and square footage (when available)
  • Financing details, if discussed, such as:
    • Down payment amount
    • Type of mortgage
  • A brief summary (1-2 paragraphs) for each episode, covering:
    • The type of home sought (fixer-upper, architectural style, key features)
    • Additional insights into the buyers’ preferences or personal background (e.g., family size)

The entire assignment must be completed within three weeks from the start of the project.

Related: 12 Legit Ways to Make Money Watching Videos


The chosen applicant will receive $1,000 upon completion of the project and $75 to cover the cost of a FuboTV subscription.


Eligibility is limited to applicants residing in the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older. Participants are required to use their own device capable of streaming, like a smartphone or computer, to view episodes.

Application Process

Submit your application through the form on this page. In your submission, you’ll briefly explain why you’re the right choice for this project. Take this opportunity to highlight your reliability and what makes you stand out.

Additionally, you’ll be asked to include links to your online profiles to help DIY Gear Reviews get to know you better. While LinkedIn is their preferred platform, they welcome links to your social media profiles or personal blog as well.

The deadline for applications is February 17th, 2024. If you’re selected, you’ll receive an email from them by February 22nd, 2024.

About DIY Gear Reviews

Screenshot of DIY Gear Reviews

DIY Gear Reviews is an online hub offering expert, lab-tested reviews on tools and equipment for DIY enthusiasts, homeowners, and professionals working on home renovation and maintenance tasks.

We Crunched the Numbers

Here is what your hourly pay rate will be under two different scenarios, assuming 13 episodes at 30 minutes each:

  • If you spend 30 minutes watching and 30 minutes documenting: $76.92 per hour
  • 30 minutes watching, 15 minutes documenting: $102.56 per hour

If you are even more efficient and can do some of the documenting during commercial breaks (8 minutes per episode), your hourly can be even higher. 

So, you think you have what it takes?

Apply here.