Katrina tried to hold back tears while describing the problems of the next room delivery: "We have nothing left to buy furniture with. We may be delivering an empty living room."
Amie was just as despondent: "If we don't win something, like a challenge then we are stuffed."
But opportunity came knocking – well, texting – in the form of a message from Scotty to meet him in his workshop.
Everybody motored to the workshop and lined up for their briefing. So Scotty began: "It's all about building a home so today you're building a home for someone very special to me."
Enter Rosie! Scotty's dog trotted into the workshop, greeted all the contestants then jumped up next to him: "Your challenge is to build a dog house for Rosie," he explained. "At the end she'll be your judge, and make no mistake she's a hard judge of doghouses."
All eyes lit up when Scotty announced the total prize value was $6000: "The team that builds the best dog house will get to spend $3000 at Keeki Design furniture store. The team that comes second can spend $2000, third place has $1000, and the last place getters will be in the doghouse."
With his tongue planted firmly in his cheek Rod sounded the most confident: "I know everything about building doghouses, I've been booted out into it so many times before." Tania laughed and let it pass. Like everybody else she was focused on the win.
Soon the workshop rung with the sound of circular saws, hammers, jigsaws and work.
Jenna and Josh got an early lead, no surprises there, while Katrina and Amie benefited from some generous help from Scotty.
Rod's experience and bush carpentry skills made short work of some of the tricky small jobs.
Scotty sent the couples off to Spotlight to collect everything they needed to decorate their masterpieces. Some ideas seemed more out there than others., with Amie suggesting... a disco ball?!
Back at the workshop it was a mad dash to the finish with everybody delivering a canine Taj Mahal for Rosie to judge. And she had some help from four very special friends: trainee seeing-eye pups from Vision Australia
Rosie got down to the serious business of seeing which doghouse she wanted to spend the most time in. Taking $3000 for first place was Rod and Tania. Second place, and $2000 of furniture, went to Katrina and Amie: "We were so rapt, it means we've got a lounge now."
Third place went to Josh and Jenna who walked away with $1000.
Which couple do you think had the best doghouse?