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Season 5, Episode 4

Building off the Grid: Waterfront Builds

Many people dream of building off-the-grid on the water, but turning that dream into a reality will be sink-or-swim. From an underground home on a rock quarry to an oceanfront tropical paradise, these builds will be as incredible as their locations!

Wednesday
Jun 17
12am | 11c
Season 3, Episode 7

Building Off The Grid: Montana Mountain Modern

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.

Wednesday
Jun 17
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 5

Building Off the Grid: Streamside Cottage

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

Monday
Jun 22
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 4

Building Off the Grid: Lake Superior Lodge

A Minneapolis couple aims to build a modern, off-grid lodge overlooking Wisconsin's south shores of Lake Superior. They'll use reclaimed wood from the property combined with modern, high-end finishes to build the home of their dreams. If they want to experience all that nature has to offer in the northern Wisconsin woods, however, they'll have to face sun, snow and a few slip-ups as they race to finish the project.

Monday
Jun 22
6pm | 5c
Season 5, Episode 5

Building off the Grid: First Time Builders

Some off-grid builders have years of experience while others have never picked up a tool in their life. But that won't stop these amateur DIY-ers from trying to build the off-grid home of their dreams. They will take on a straw bale home in Maine, a container dream home in Oklahoma, a Vermont stone cabin, a Hawaii dome home and a Montana earthbag retreat. Mistakes will be made and deadlines will be missed, but if these novice builders can pull it off, the results will be truly rewarding!

Tuesday
Jun 23
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 5

Building off the Grid: First Time Builders

Some off-grid builders have years of experience while others have never picked up a tool in their life. But that won't stop these amateur DIY-ers from trying to build the off-grid home of their dreams. They will take on a straw bale home in Maine, a container dream home in Oklahoma, a Vermont stone cabin, a Hawaii dome home and a Montana earthbag retreat. Mistakes will be made and deadlines will be missed, but if these novice builders can pull it off, the results will be truly rewarding!

Wednesday
Jun 24
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 2

Flathead Lake Pontoon

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.

Sunday
Jun 28
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 2

Building Off the Grid: Mountain Timber Frame

Kolin Buzerak has recently returned 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. His goal of living off the grid before winter hits is threatened, however, when the locally sourced lumber will not dry fast enough. His dad, mom, brother and girlfriend all chip in to help speed up the tedious work of hand building the intricate timber frame so Kolin's dream home can come true.

Sunday
Jun 28
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 7

Building Off the Grid: Colorado Crest

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.

Sunday
Jun 28
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 6

Building Off the Grid: Container Dreamhouse

First-time builders Shay and Shae set out to build a home using five shipping containers on a wooded lot in Oklahoma. They hope his background in electrical and welding, and their collection of building materials, helps them finish the job quickly.

Tuesday
Jun 30
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 6

Building off the Grid: Most Sustainable

Building off the grid is all about sustainability. These builders are dreaming big while still living in harmony with Mother Nature, creating a Colorado solar abode, a Texas earth block ranch, a straw bale panel getaway, a green Rocky Mountain clubhouse and a Montana tiny house. Constructing an eco-friendly home won't be a walk in the park but if these builders are successful, the result will be a sustainable dream come true!

Tuesday
Jun 30
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 6

Building off the Grid: Most Sustainable

Building off the grid is all about sustainability. These builders are dreaming big while still living in harmony with Mother Nature, creating a Colorado solar abode, a Texas earth block ranch, a straw bale panel getaway, a green Rocky Mountain clubhouse and a Montana tiny house. Constructing an eco-friendly home won't be a walk in the park but if these builders are successful, the result will be a sustainable dream come true!

Wednesday
Jul 1
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 6

Building Off the Grid: Container Dreamhouse

First-time builders Shay and Shae set out to build a home using five shipping containers on a wooded lot in Oklahoma. They hope his background in electrical and welding, and their collection of building materials, helps them finish the job quickly.

Wednesday
Jul 1
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 6

Building Off the Grid: Container Dreamhouse

First-time builders Shay and Shae set out to build a home using five shipping containers on a wooded lot in Oklahoma. They hope his background in electrical and welding, and their collection of building materials, helps them finish the job quickly.

Monday
Jul 6
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 4

Building Off the Grid: Piney Woods Place

Naturalist builder Cat Taylor constructs a remote sanctuary for her and her husband in the piney woods of Northwest Texas. She builds the two-story house using a mixture of sand, clay and straw and adds touches of comfort to entertain family.

Tuesday
Jul 7
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 7

Building off the Grid: Mountain Builds

For some off-grid builders, there's nothing better than living at sea level, but others prefer the air a little thinner! From a snowy North Pole abode to a Colorado Rockies retreat, the rewards of building on a remote mountaintop are well worth it.

Tuesday
Jul 7
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

Building Off the Grid: Smoky Mountain Homestead

A family of five is living out their ultimate homesteading dream and building a forever home on their 46-acre property overlooking the Smoky Mountains. In order to finish their home, however, the family must overcome incessant rain, physically excruciating build conditions and even car accidents. But if they can pull it off, they'll have a beautiful two-story cabin with million-dollar views.

Tuesday
Jul 7
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 4

Building Off the Grid: Piney Woods Place

Naturalist builder Cat Taylor constructs a remote sanctuary for her and her husband in the piney woods of Northwest Texas. She builds the two-story house using a mixture of sand, clay and straw and adds touches of comfort to entertain family.

Wednesday
Jul 8
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 7

Building off the Grid: Mountain Builds

For some off-grid builders, there's nothing better than living at sea level, but others prefer the air a little thinner! From a snowy North Pole abode to a Colorado Rockies retreat, the rewards of building on a remote mountaintop are well worth it.

Wednesday
Jul 8
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 2

Building Off the Grid: Smoky Mountain Homestead

A family of five is living out their ultimate homesteading dream and building a forever home on their 46-acre property overlooking the Smoky Mountains. In order to finish their home, however, the family must overcome incessant rain, physically excruciating build conditions and even car accidents. But if they can pull it off, they'll have a beautiful two-story cabin with million-dollar views.

Wednesday
Jul 8
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

Building Off the Grid: Island Getaway

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.

Tuesday
Jul 14
8pm | 7c
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Tuesday
Jul 14
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 3

Hawaii Dome House

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. With the help of a skilled aircrete instructor, the duo overcomes a learning curve to make their dreams come true.

Tuesday
Jul 14
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 4

Building Off the Grid: Lake Superior Lodge

A Minneapolis couple aims to build a modern, off-grid lodge overlooking Wisconsin's south shores of Lake Superior. They'll use reclaimed wood from the property combined with modern, high-end finishes to build the home of their dreams. If they want to experience all that nature has to offer in the northern Wisconsin woods, however, they'll have to face sun, snow and a few slip-ups as they race to finish the project.

Tuesday
Jul 14
11pm | 10c
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Wednesday
Jul 15
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 3

Hawaii Dome House

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. With the help of a skilled aircrete instructor, the duo overcomes a learning curve to make their dreams come true.

Wednesday
Jul 15
1am | 12c