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What do you do if you don't trust the world around you? You build a new one. That's the motto of Michael Reynolds, Architect and visionary that created the Earthship. Earthships are houses that are completely self-sufficient and totally off the grid with no electricity or water bills - ever. Michael Reynolds and his team of builders along with 50 interns, who have given up their lives to be part of this project, have just four weeks to build a house in Big Sky, Montana for Earthship enthusiast Jeff Saad. Michael and his crew battle nature and time to try and complete this amazing house on "Building Off the Grid".

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on DIY Network
5 Seasons, 35 Episodes
January 26, 2014
Cast: Michael Reynolds
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Building Off the Grid Full Episode Guide

  • A Colorado couple attempts to build one of the most energy-efficient homesteads in the state. Mother Nature and bleeding edge technologies give them a run for their money as they race to complete their alpine lodge before winter.

  • Joey Caiafa wants to build a mountaintop hideout outside of Leadville, CO. He enlists the help of friends and an architectural designer, but missed deadlines, brutal weather and multiple injuries could bring the build to a halt.

  • A family builds a custom home where the mountains and desert collide in Colorado's last frontier. The dream project quickly turns into a job when the harsh terrain combines with the demanding pace they've set for themselves.

  • A couple builds a high-tech mountain base camp overlooking the Southwest Montana backcountry, but in a far-flung location where mother nature rules, they will be pushed to the edge and beyond.

  • A couple builds a high-tech mountain base camp overlooking the Southwest Montana backcountry, but in a far-flung location where mother nature rules, they will be pushed to the edge and beyond.

  • Young builder Jacob Hamby creates a cabin for a couple in upstate New York during the harsh winter. Because of the new and complicated design, the crew must adapt to the environment, work efficiently and leave no room for error.

  • A woman is determined to build an off-the-grid dream home in the desert outside of Tucson, AZ. She and her team face a steep learning curve and will battle Mother Nature in a race to finish before the Arizona summer arrives.

  • In the coastal forests of western Oregon, one woman is building her dream home completely out of mud. The results? Something truly one-of-a-kind.

  • Underground house builders Jon and Amanda D'Aleo work overtime to construct and bury an "earth-sheltered" home for their client before the Colorado winter hits.

  • Ken Grissom and his crew transport building materials to the remote island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, and construct an off-the-grid luxury getaway with the warm Caribbean water just steps away.

  • A family rebuilds their burned-down cabin along the "River of No Return."

  • A family rebuilds their 100-year-old mining cabin in Colorado's wilderness.

  • A creative family builds a three-story tiny house full of clever features on the easternmost property in the US. But with limited experience and a three-month deadline, they'll need the help of a few local Mainers to get it done.

  • A couple builds an earthen home in a remote canyon in Montana.

  • A young couple is leaving their Air Force to build a log cabin together and start a new life in the last frontier of Alaska. With only three weeks to make it ready before the winter, they’ll need all the family, friends and determination they can muster to get it done. Follow their journey as they endure the elements and long northern days to handcraft their new home from the ground up and completely off the grid.

  • Maine native Ford Reiche requires barges full of scaffolding, brave masons and the cooperation of Mother Nature to return Casco Bay's Halfway Rock Lighthouse to its former glory.

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