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

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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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An eco-friendly couple fights an early winter to build a timber and straw-bale cabin in Maine.
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A couple builds a rainforest retreat within the edge of an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.
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A nature-loving architect builds a modern California cabin that rivals the views of nearby Big Sur.
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A couple race to finish a modern, off-grid lodge overlooking the south shore of Lake Superior.
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Newlyweds escape the city to build their first home up in New York's Hudson Valley; utilizing timber felled on their property, they craft their tiny house completely off the grid, but unexpected setbacks threaten to derail their honeymoon project.
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Alaskan adventure guide Don Lee builds a remote survival cabin on top of a glacier, a site plagued with avalanches and unpredictable weather.
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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.
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Cal Clark wants to build a cabin in Colorado, where his friend, Billy Joe, is starting an off-the-grid community; Cal and Billy Joe race to finish the cabin in time for hunting season, but a setback threatens to halt the project entirely.
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A man surprises his wife with a family vacation home on the edge of a Tennessee rock quarry.
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A young man designs his first home on family land in rural Illinois to be off the grid and on the go; he and his buddy combine their experience as long-distance travelers to improvise their build through a Midwest winter.
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A couple sets out to build a tree-house retreat in northern Georgia overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains; although the build calls for a mile-long, uphill trek with all of their materials, the end result is the ultimate childhood dream come true.
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Jason and Stephanie build a solar-powered dovetail log cabin; they live in a tipi onsite with their four children during the build, which gets hindered by driving rain, lost deliveries, broken equipment, and hurricane-strength winds.
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A family builds an ultra-modern farmhouse completely off the grid in the verdant Wisconsin countryside; when the project extends into winter, they're pushed to the breaking point as they face the impact of extreme cold on the build and themselves.
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In Ohio, two brothers build a high-end, off-grid vacation home on their family's cattle ranch.
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Furniture DIY-ers Ana and Jacob White build their dream cabin in the remote Alaskan interior on Paxson Lake, battling extreme elements while putting their carpentry skills to the ultimate test.
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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.
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A young cabin builder creates a one-of-a-kind cabin in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York during the winter months; because of the new and complicated design, the crew must adapt to the environment.
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Sonia Havill puts her skills to the test by building her first house -- an off-the-grid cob cottage on top of an Oregon mountain; Sonia enlists the help of family and friends, but her lack of experience and the rainy season may wash away her dream.
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A creative family builds a three-story tiny house full of clever features in Maine; but with limited experience and a three-month deadline, they'll need help from Maine natives to get it done.
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Kolin Buzerak returns to his family's 100-acre property in Upstate New York to put down some roots; he plans to build an off-grid timber frame cabin with a full kitchen, living space, dining area, and open loft bedroom.