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PHOTO: PEARSON AND PROJECTS Alice and Caleb Pearson, with Alek and Mika, pose for a picture outside the 9th house they have renovated, in Alexandra. They sold the house within seven months and are now embarking on the next project.

After a harrowing 12 weeks on The Block NZ, you would think most contestants would be over the whole idea of a renovation.

Not Alice and Caleb Pearson, who won the show back in 2013. The Block NZ was just the start.

The couple now have two preschoolers, Alek and Mika, and are about to start their 10th renovation – and they are still just 32 years old. Eight of their past renovations have been their own properties.

The last one was a charming old villa in Alexandra, which they renovated and sold within seven months. And their latest project is another character villa they have bought in Richmond near Nelson. Earlier projects have included the renovation of a relocated house and an existing house on the same site, with a subsequent subdivision.

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