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In this home-building and renovation series, adventurous builders construct homes in hostile climates without the benefit of modern conveniences and infrastructure. The series airs on the Discovery cable network. Jake Rademacher, Ross Huguet, and Collette Foley star.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on DIY Network
9 Seasons, 76 Episodes
January 26, 2014
8.1/10
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Building Off the Grid Full Episode Guide

  • A mother-and-son team pulls up stakes from the crowded confines of Orange County to build an off-grid family commune outside Keaau, Hawaii.

  • A father-son duo builds an off-grid home in Montana's Flathead Valley. The 720-square-foot stick-frame home takes advantage of the mountain winds using a wind-turbine generator for power and features plenty of upcycled materials from the surrounding area.

  • A Montana carpenter has big plans to build a unique pontoon houseboat so he can live on Flathead Lake year-round. As both a builder and artist, he has the skills to turn his vision into a reality but an early winter threatens the whole project.

  • Peter and Ashley Jensen build a sustainable straw bale panel house in the Hudson Valley -- the first of its kind in the States. With only three months to work, the race against nature is as they attempt to finish before the East Coast winter sets in.

  • A group of off-grid-living enthusiasts come together to build a 300-square-foot bungalow. With a variety of eco-friendly features, including a solar-powered water pump, this house is a welcome addition to the environmentally friendly community.

  • A couple builds self-sustaining home near the Ozark National Forest.

  • A couple constructs an upcycled off-grid homestead deep in the sprawling South Carolina islands; plans for the catamaran-style home include a luxury yacht aesthetic, but the couple must build during hurricane season to meet their deadline.

  • A novice builder constructs a cabin in Vermont's White River Valley.

  • A man builds a modular home on a cliff off the coast of Vancouver.

  • A family attempts to build a 400-square foot cabin situated on a small island in Northern Idaho. Access to the property is limited and rough waters make it difficult to bring materials in. It's a race to the finish as winter hits the island early.

  • Mark Smith builds an off-grid modular home perched high on a cliff off the coast of Vancouver, Canada; the pressure is on as even the smallest mistake can result in the home tumbling 85 feet down into the ocean.

  • Cappie showcases the luxury of off-grid living by building a modern home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This stunning all-solar-powered abode will have a wood-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen and a 400-square-foot loft.

  • Cappie showcases the luxury of off-grid living by building a modern home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This stunning all-solar-powered abode will have a wood-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen and a 400-square-foot loft.

  • Builder Phil Parr heads to the wilderness of northern Colorado to build the ultimate off-grid tent. Far beyond simple nylon and poles, this lavish tent has a custom fabricated wooden frame, canvas shell and 650-square-feet of livable elegance.

  • A couple builds the cabin of their dreams deep in the Cascade Mountains.

  • Cat Taylor uses her artistic and naturalistic background to construct a remote sanctuary for her and her husband in the woods of Northwest Texas. The two-story home uses a mixture of sand, clay and straw with a touch of comfort to entertain family.

  • A couple plans to build an oceanfront Quonset hut in Maui, Hawaii.

  • Professional treehouse builder Michael "Murph" Murphy wants to build a cottage retreat for his family in Washington. He enlists his friends to create a natural siding and a massive fishing net for lounging above the living space.

  • A couple sets out to build a home using five shipping containers on a wooded lot in Oklahoma. They hope his professional background and their collection of building materials helps them finish the job quickly.

  • Marine scientists hire engineers Nicolas Derouin and Arnaud Luguet to create a first-of-its-kind floating home. Nicolaus and Arnaud have nine months to complete it, but unpredictable weather and build hiccups threaten the project.

  • A family builds thousands of earth blocks while withstanding winter monsoons, freezing temperatures and more to finish their San Antonio forever home.

  • 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.

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