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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
4 Seasons, 28 Episodes
January 26, 2014
Cast: Michael Reynolds
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  • 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.

  • With help from friends, an avid outdoorsman builds a cabin in the remote White Mountains region of Alaska. The crew must work through snow, wind and a lot of mud to haul materials and build the perfect cabin in just seven days.

  • South Dakota's premier builder creates an off-grid mountain hideaway.

  • A snowmobile guide and his wife build an off-the-grid guesthouse in the Wyoming mountains, complete with a small shop and garage. During the build, the crew faces challenges like snowdrifts and visits from four-legged neighbors.

  • A realtor and his three children set out to build their dream home together on a wooded ridge top in the Ozark Mountains of Oklahoma. But they aren't building a conventional house. They plan to convert three shipping containers into an off-grid paradise. Follow the journey as they navigate the hardships of their remote setting and unorthodox construction project. Surrounded by stunning views and with a little help from friends, they'll build it all by hand completely off the grid.

  • Off-the-grid contractor Gregg Smith battles the elements to build a cliffside retreat for a family wanting to reconnect in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But for Gregg and his team, erecting this functional build in the middle of nowhere comes with its fair share of challenges. Will the harsh weather and terrain push Gregg and his team to the limits?

  • John Beal is prepared to get away from the city and welcome a life off the grid in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

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