Despite the criticisms hurled against The Baby Borrowers
by child advocacy groups, the houses and furniture used and seen in the NBC reality show are apparently hot commodities. The completely furnished homes in Eagle, Idaho, housed the five teenage couples who ‘borrowed' babies to see what it's like to take care of children. They all went up for sale Saturday.
Many people, most of whom are fans of the show, gathered before the 8 a.m. opening to get a head start. Soon, however, most of the items were gone. And understandably so, as this suburban neighborhood in southwestern Idaho has been seen nationwide for weeks.
Developer Keith Borup reportedly threw a block party to let the public get a look and have a piece of the project. Meanwhile, two couches, for instance, allegedly sold for $200. The buyer thought it was a steal.
“They are in very good shape and it doesn't look like any baby borrowers did too many bad things to them. We wish we would have been here earlier and bought more stuff."
Borup said his subdivision seemed perfect spot for the show. The producers agreed, commenting that it looked like it was built for a TV set. Borup only had one complaint: the paint job.
"I may have lost a little control there, they started, we'd like to paint we want to color code each house, we'd like to do a couple of accent walls, and it grew from an accent wall to five colors in each house," he says.
Meanwhile, the $3,000 that was raised at the block party will be given to the Salvation Army to help fund its Marian Pritchett School, that helps pregnant and teen parents get an education, staying true to the supposed goal of The Baby Borrowers
-Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of NBC)