He's back! Licensed contractor Rob Van Winkle, more popularly known as Vanilla Ice, is back as a guest in the nation's largest Amish community, ready to work hard and learn a lot.
That means meeting new families and giving them incredible homes they never thought possible.
Ice even learns a few new skills along the way.
Ice is definitely excited to see his foreman Albert Miller again. It looks like the feeling is mutual.
Here, Ice shares his vision with Albert. These homes will never be the same!
And of course, John Schalabach, Ice's host from season one is ready to see what Ice has in store for their Ohio community this season.
So, with the community behind him and a lot of work to do, Ice sets out to tackle some impressive construction projects.
Ice shares a remodeling video with the kids. Soon, everyone will be in the remodeling spirit!
Here, Ice shovels mortar to create a stone wall surrounding the patio at the Troyer residence in Berlin, OH.
Still working on the wall, Ice picks out the perfect stone to place next.
With the stone wall complete, Ice adjusts the smokeless grill — the perfect accessory for the fabulous new patio.
As a licensed contractor, Ice is a valuable asset to the Amish community.
He puts in the hard work, on and off the camera.
Plus, he's always ready to strike a pose.
And we know he knows how to have fun!
Here, Ice and foreman Albert Miller sing a little ditty to help pass the time.
And of course, Ice is always ready to bust out some sweet dance moves.
But at the end of the day, there's not much better than a good old fashioned jam session with friends.
After completing a stunning hunting cabin for John Schlabach, Ice finally gets to see John's reaction.
Just as expected, John loves the space and excitedly takes it all in.
He and his son Robert Schlabach anticipate a lot of good times in this incredible space.
Ice poses in front of the magnificent cabin.
With the cabin complete, Ice takes a moment to sit back and relax in the cabin's comfy seating.
But that rest doesn't last long, because up next, Ice gives the Miller family a brand new master bedroom.
Ice adds the finishing touches to the bedroom, hanging a luxe crystal chandelier.
He takes a quick pause for some comedic relief, modeling a pair of door knobs.
All finished, the master bathroom looks amazing with a luxury tub, walk-in shower and opulent details.
At the big reveal, the Millers are shocked at the beautiful transformation, which includes a new queen bed, headboard and bamboo floors.
But it's not all work in Amish country. After a long day, a fun game of baseball in the Amish Community Center is just what the doctor ordered.
And what's more important at a baseball field than a brightly painted concessions stand?
This stand is officially "open" for business!
Ice serves up snacks at the newly opened concessions stand.
And as if a concessions stand and baseball field weren't enough, Ice even brought in a camel to surprise the kids.
Okay, maybe he brought it for himself too ...
As a true animal lover, the Amish horse and buggy method was a fun change that Ice really enjoyed.
Here, Ice poses with Jeremy Miller as they tour the Miller's property.
Though Ice has a lot of help with each project, he certainly knows his way around a construction site.
From raking gravel ...
... to sawing lumber ...
... Ice gives his all to get the job done.
After a full day of construction, Ice and Albert are ready for a break.
Relaxing on the porch seems like the perfect way to unwind and appreciate a long day's work.
Of course, testing out the newly installed zipline is another fun way to unwind.
And with fantastic ideas like backyard ziplines, it's no wonder the kids love him.
In fact, they love him so much, it's a wonder he gets any work done.
Here, Jake, Megan and Layla Troyer take a break with Ice after a day of patio construction.
Ice shows Madeline and Julianna Raber their new bedroom, complete with a funky mirrored dresser.
To leave his mark, Ice is known for signing different spaces he has worked on. Here, he signed the Miller family's interior closet wall.
He even signed the Troyer family's basketball.
And for the Yoder family, an autographed porch shows that Ice was there.
See it all in season two of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish.
For his latest odyssey, and in an unexpected turn, Rob Van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice, spends time living and working on a farm near Fredericksburg, Ohio, as a guest in the nation's largest Amish community. Ice is seen here with his Amish host, John Schalabach.
Ice gets in touch with his rootsier and acoustic side in the rural setting of the Ohio Amish country.
Behind-the-scenes photographers catch a moment of the production crew shooting Ice's arrival and first impressions in the Amish community. Several Belgian draft horses look on in bewilderment.
Vanilla Ice, in familiar form, arrives in Amish country and begins to take in a world that's a bit unlike the one he's accustomed to. In short order, he'll be getting something of a wardrobe makeover.
... and so Ice takes on some of the traditional accoutrements of the Amish lifestyle. More on this later.
Vanilla Ice explores the farm and the community that will be home base for a while as the camera crew documents his first day's experiences.
Ice talks on camera about his first impressions and first day on the farm.
Ice takes a quiet moment to contemplate the adventure that lies ahead.
Ice makes a new acquaintance, a Belgian draft horse — a breed that's particularly strong and well suited for the rigors of pre-industrial-style farm work.
Ice meets community member John Schalabach, who will serve as his host and guide during his stay with the Amish community.
Vanilla Ice and John Schalabach
Vanilla Ice and John Schalabach
Ice and John begin a walking tour of the farm.
John shows Ice one of the horse-drawn buggies that members of his community rely upon for transportation.
In a land far away from L.A. or South Beach Miami, this is the home of John Schalabach — and the house that Vanilla Ice will call home during his stay with the Amish community.
The modest and traditional home of John Schalabach
It's forward fashion in reverse as Ice dons traditional Amish attire.
The ensemble is not complete without the appropriate headwear.
Ice gets comfortable in his newly adopted Amish apparel.
Once the new ensemble is complete, photo opportunities do arise.
More photo ops.
And photo ops keep coming.
New friends are discovered around every corner.
Over breakfast, Vanilla Ice discusses the day's activities with John and Rob Schalabach.
Rob Schalbach shares his ideas for the kitchen remodel with his dad and Vanilla Ice.
Vanilla Ice and the Schalabachs get the day started off right with a hearty breakfast before they begin work on their remodel.
John Schalabach and Vanilla Ice discuss the kitchen remodel over breakfast at the Schalabach's kitchen table.
Ice meets up with his host, John Schalabach, at the barn and prepares for his first day's work on the farm.
Vanilla Ice and John Schalabach exchange pleasantries as they prepare for their first day of work.
The proper equipment will be critical for today's farm chores.
John explains the scope of what's involved in today's tasks.
Amish host, John Schalabach, gives Vanilla Ice some pointers on how to do chores around the farm.
As it turns out, today's first job involves one of the less glamorous aspects of farm living: shoveling manure from the stalls in the horse barn.
The camera crew misses not one single moment of this rare opportunity in documentary filmmaking.
Pitchforks and wheelbarrows are one thing, but this is more like it.
It's a long way to the L.A. Freeway, but this traditional Amish buggy has been specially modified at Woodlyn Carriage Company in Millersburg, Ohio.
After a day's work, Ice and John Schalabach arrive back at home at the farm in Fredericksburg.
Ice and John share some well-deserved downtime at John's cabin home.
John Schalabach listens as Ice strums a few chords on an acoustic guitar. Perhaps there's a living to be made with this music thing. Stay tuned. More behind-the-scenes photography coming soon.
Back to the Vanilla Ice Goes Amish show page for more photos and video.
Host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, Vanilla Ice, "kids" around with this baby goat.
Vanilla Ice, host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, admires a draft horse in front of the Schalabach's barn.
Here, Vanilla Ice, host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, is seen "milking it" for all it's worth while feeding this calf.
Vanilla Ice, host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, is seen here horsing around with some very friendly barnyard animals.
Host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, Vanilla Ice gets back to his hip-hop roots with the hippiest, hoppiers of them all.
Vanilla Ice, host of Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, stops to make some hay with this four legged friend.
Vanilla Ice arrives in Amish country and says goodbye to modern conveniences as he settles into his new life on the farm with his Amish host John. After an early morning wake up call, and a rigorous round of shoveling manure, Ice joins his Amish construction crew to begin renovating an outdated kitchen for a devout Amish family experiencing some hardship.
John wants Vanillia Ice's help on his next big project - a Mennonite family's basement that's in desperate need of an update. The Amish know craftsmanship and Rob knows how to rock out an entertainment space, so together they transform the dungeon-like basement into a modern, zen family room.
Vanilla Ice returns to Ohio to help his Amish ninjas design and build a year-round hunting cabin. Back at John's farm, Rob's chores include an early morning pig stall-cleaning and a showdown with a Billy goat. The episode ends when John challenges Rob to another shootout for a chance to win his buggy back.
Vanilla Ice works with his new Amish Ninja Leon to build a master bedroom and bathroom retreat for a New Order Amish family. When Rob's not bringing the bling inside the house, he plays some Amish games with the Miller's seven young kids.
Vanilla Ice and Melvin check out a horse that Jon may want to buy. But curiosity gets the best of the boys and a buggy race ensues. After Rob and Mel head to see some familiar faces and help the family with a punch list of projects including bedrooms for the kids and a windmill.
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