Vanilla Ice To Star In Home Remodeling Reality Show [Picts & Video]


90’s rapper Vanilla Ice has a new project underway—no not a new album, but a new show where shows off his creative skills with wood.

On his new show,” The Vanilla Ice Project”, Ice allows fans to journey with him as he chronicles his experience with flipping a 7,000 sq. ft. mansion.

Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, tells, that house remodeling became his passion after he had his family.

“I’ve been doing this for more than 10 years,” Vanilla Ice said in the interview. “Not just flipping homes, but remodeling them. And when the market was really good, up until 2005, I was also buying land and building homes. It would take me more than a year to get a return on the money [for each home].”

Ice states that he became interested in more than just house remodeling after he learned the ins and outs of the business.

“I [went] to these seminars by (real estate investing guru) Robert Shemin,” Ice continued.  “I read his books and learned a ton about real estate.  With the economy dropping and the real estate market dropping like it did [in the past few years], I learned how to adapt — and it actually works better for me as an investor now.

Now I can buy a home [for less money] than I can build one, and I don’t have to go through that long-term process of building it. I can get these distressed homes, and get some really good deals. Then three or four months later [after renovating them], I can make money. It’s very profitable. And it’s something I enjoy doing. It’s actually fun for me.”

The Vanilla Ice Experiment premieres on DIY Network on October 14th.

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  • This makes zero sense…what does Vanilla Ice have to do with home remodeling? If Vanilla ice does something I am actually tempted to do the opposite rather than follow his advice. Anyway, for those that are actually doing some remodeling a cool website I found is . It allows contractors to bid on your project online . That way you end up making sure you get competitive bids from everyone and also it saves the work of having to give a bunch of contractors a phone call. Pretty sweet deal

  • Sharon.

    creativity is just that too many people think it is limited to one area – go for it.i am disabled and many things are beyond my capability. Vision…ability to see harmony and create are not limited to your original expression of creativity. expand. go for the way I am need of a little help with the house. great p.r.
    I live in the Appalachian Mountains have 7 grand children STILL HAVE DREAMS GOALS. Still reaching to learn. refuse to let others categorize me. just lots pain in life. help?

  • Dan “Wild”

    I was watching HGTV and saw you’re into remodeling homes. I custom paint home in El Paso, TX and there’s not a large market for my talents out here. I would like the opportunity to submit some projects I’ve done and perhaps be able to work with you. When I was living in Phoenix, I did several prjects fro Alice Cooper.
    My name is Dan Wild, (Wild’s Magic Murals) 55 y/o, disabled vet.
    I hope to hear from you soon.
    Dan Wild