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

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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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Seeking to escape to a place where their family can unplug and enjoy nature, Jason and Crystal set out to build a 320-square-foot cabin on the Maine coastline in just 12 days with the help of a small group of friends.
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In Carbondale, Colo., a mountain biking group builds a mountain retreat; they use their bicycles to haul their building materials across rugged terrain, and they excavate by hand for a one-of-a-kind experience.
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After witnessing the demise of Casco Bay's Halfway Rock Lighthouse, Maine native Ford Reiche has the chance to return this iconic landmark to its former glory; it will take barges full of scaffolding and brave masons to pull it off.
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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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In Ohio, two brothers build a high-end, off-grid vacation home on their family's cattle ranch.
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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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An eco-friendly couple fights an early winter to build a timber and straw-bale cabin in Maine.
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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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A man surprises his wife with a family vacation home on the edge of a Tennessee rock quarry.
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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 family of five builds a forever home on their 46-acre property overlooking the Smoky Mountains.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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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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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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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