The Outdoor Room

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The Outdoor Room
Genre Lifestyle/Travel
Presented by Jamie Durie
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Michael Hauser
Running time 22 minutes
Original channel Seven Network
Picture format 16:9
Original run August 31 – 30 November 2008 (2008-11-30)

The Outdoor Room was an Australian television program, hosted by Jamie Durie, that aired on the Seven Network in late 2008. Repeats are currently broadcast on 7Two.

In January 2009, it was announced that The Outdoor Room has got the axe and would not return due to budgetary constraints to produce each episode.[1] Durie is currently filming an American version of the show.[2]


Similar to Durie's previous show Backyard Blitz, The Outdoor Room was a backyard improvement show that saw Durie design a new backyard for a worthy family. The series followed Durie as he travelled to various countries around the world to seek inspiration and gain new ideas before coming home to start work on the design with his team.

HGTV picked up the series with Jamie Durie. Produced by Scout Productions, Emmy Award winning producers of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Running 4 seasons, 52 episodes, the series was produced by show runner, Michael Hauser.

Along with reuniting with former Backyard Blitz horticulturist Jody Rigby, each week Durie was also joined by a prominent Australian chef who serves up a dish from each episode's country of inspiration.


No. Inspiration Original airdate Ratings^
1^ Italy 31 August 2008 1,291,000
2 United Kingdom 7 September 2008 1,356,000
3 Africa 14 September 2008 1,187,000
4^ India 21 September 2008 920,000
5 Bali 28 September 2008 1,047,000
6 Japan 26 October 2008 985,000
7 France 2 November 2008 1,005,000
8 Egypt 9 November 2008 1,028,000
9 Thailand 16 November 2008 963,000
10 Mexico 30 November 2008 912,000

^ Ratings are based on the average of the total ratings for Australian mainland capital cities.
^ This episode was a one hour series premiere.
^ This episode aired half an hour later at 7pm due to a Seven News special in its regular timeslot.

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  1. ^ Knox, David (22 January 2009). "Axed: The Outdoor Room". Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  2. ^ Byrnes, Holly (25 June 2009). "Jamie Durie dishes back the dirt to New Idea over Oprah". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 

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