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Adventurous builders battle the elements to build unique homes in remote areas.

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A couple plans to build an oceanfront oasis for their family in Maui, Hawaii and, to keep the budget low, they design a Quonset hut which can be built cheaply and quickly, but unexpected setbacks test their limits at every turn.
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Professional tree-house builder Michael "Murph" Murphy wants to build a cottage retreat for his family in Washington; he enlists his friends to create natural siding and a massive fishing net for lounging above the living space.
aired 10 days ago
A realtor and his three children set out to build their dream home on a wooded ridge top in the Ozark Mountains of Oklahoma; while navigating the hardships of their remote setting, they convert three shipping containers into an off-the-grid paradise.
aired 28 days ago
A snowmobile guide and his wife build a cabin in Wyoming; the build includes a cabin, small shop and garage, all constructed with zero fossil fuels; the team faces challenges, but the project will prove to be as grand as the scenery surrounding it.
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First-time builders Shay and Shae set out to build a home using five shipping containers on a wooded lot in Oklahoma.
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Marine scientists in Florida hire engineers Nicolas Derouin and Arnaud Luguet to create a first-of-its-kind floating home; they have nine months to complete it, but unpredictable weather and building hiccups may sink this project before it can swim.
aired 34 days ago
A young couple seeks to build a log cabin and start a new life in Alaska; with the help of family and friends, the couple endures the elements and long northern days to handcraft their new home from the ground up and completely off the grid.
aired 35 days ago
A couple builds their dream home in a remote canyon just north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana; they create an earthen home suited to the climate; they'll navigate the hardships of their remote setting while surrounded by stunning views.
aired 35 days ago
A couple build their off-grid dream home on a remote mountaintop overlooking the southwest Montana backcountry; together, they've dreamed up a mountain base camp that is high tech and suits their outdoor lifestyle.
aired 35 days ago
A family is determined to build an off-the-grid cabin along Idaho's Salmon River; the family members take on Class 5 rapids to portage out materials, and they must race to complete their cabin before low tide hits and they can't return home.
aired 35 days ago
Joe Donovan, an avid skier and adventurer, has found the perfect spot on a remote ridge in southwest Montana, and he battles the elements to build his rustic, straw-bale dream cabin with a little help from friends.
aired 35 days ago
While specialty builders Jon and Amanda D'Aleo design and build earth-sheltered homes in southern Colorado, they weren't expecting a project this far off the grid; they must work overtime to get the house constructed and buried before winter hits.
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Bamboo-home architect David Sands seizes the opportunity to build his own getaway in Hawaii that features a luxurious outdoor bath area and detached, starlit master bedroom; however, volcanic eruptions threaten to send the entire project up in smoke.
aired 38 days ago
In southwestern Montana, the Lighthiser family sets out to build an off-the-grid home overlooking the Yellowstone River; the family battles the elements to construct an efficient house in a windswept valley surrounded by stunning views.
aired 38 days ago
Off-the-grid contractor Gregg Smith battles the elements to build a cliff-side retreat for a family in the Sierra Nevada Mountains; for Gregg and his team, erecting this house in the middle of nowhere comes with its share of challenges.
aired 39 days ago
In Spearfish Canyon, S.D., off-the-grid builder Jared Capp sets out to turn four shipping containers into a stunning two-story mountain hideaway, featuring five bedrooms, a well, a living roof, solar panels, and other high-end amenities.
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A family builds thousands of earth blocks while withstanding winter monsoons, freezing temperatures and more to finish their forever home in San Antonio, Texas.
aired 49 days ago
With help from friends, an outdoorsman takes on the challenge of building a cabin in the remote White Mountains region of Alaska; the crew must work through snow, wind and mud to haul materials and build the perfect cabin in just seven days.
aired 49 days ago
Together with a group of volunteers, Laura William builds an earthen three-dome home in the desert outside of Tucson, Ariz.; the team battles a steep learning curve and Mother Nature in a race to finish before the scorching summer arrives.
aired 49 days ago
A man surprises his wife with a family vacation home on the edge of a Tennessee rock quarry.
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A family of five builds a forever home on their 46-acre property overlooking the Smoky Mountains.

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