Before an engaged couple in Durham, North Carolina, can move into the arts-and-crafts dream home that he designed himself they'll face obstacles in the earth, and setbacks from the sky.
Ann McLean has always dreamed of a beachfront getaway, but can her builder get it done in time, without putting Ann in the poorhouse? She'll go from a sandy seaside plot to a cozy oceanfront cottage.
Before an Alexandria, Virginia, couple can move into the custom arts-and-crafts home they've planned, they'll have to overcome their own indecision, or their builder might walk off the job. They'll go from a tiny teardown to a three-thousand square foot dream home-or will they?
A New Jersey couple is building a modular home for their growing family, but with an untested design, and an unwelcome push from Mother Nature. Getting into their dream home will be anything but a breeze. They'll go from a marshy plot of land to a modular dream home with modern style.
Before an Austin couple can move into their four-bedroom ranch home, they'll have to build it themselves, while three small children and unexpected problems push them to the edge. They'll go from a vacant lot to a self-built dream home.
Before a Virginia couple can move into their timber-framed mountain getaway, they'll face both fire... and ice. They'll go from a hole in the ground on the side of a mountain to a rustic dream house.
Before a couple in York, Pennsylvania, can move into their contemporary dream home, they'll battle Mother Nature, win over a dubious building inspector, and race against time. They'll go from muddy lot to ultra-modern loft living.
A San Antonio couple hired his best friend to build the dream house she designed. But when the build runs into roadblocks, will the friendship survive? They'll go from an empty lot to a self-designed Texas hill country dream home.
Before an Illinois woman can move into her seven-bedroom Nantucket mansion, she'll have to flatten the house that's on her lot, make her builder do some mid-build changes, and keep him from blowing a gasket. She'll go from neighborhood eyesore to coastal dream home.
Before a young Salt Lake City couple can move into their three thousand-square foot modern home, they'll have to battle Mother Nature and race to finish on schedule... or lose out on a big tax credit. They'll go from an empty lot, to a hip, eco-friendly, three-bedroom home.
Building a home from the ground up may be the American dream, but it turned into a nightmare for Carrie Moore when Hurricane Katrina destroyed her house. Six years later, she's finally re-building and returning home. But to put her in a new house, the builder faces tight deadlines... and construction mishaps. They'll go from a vacant lot full of memories to a three-bedroom cottage and a long-awaited homecoming.
To build their four-bedroom mid-century modern house, a Denver couple will have to solidify their soggy lot, and figure out how to make paper plans work in reality. They'll go from saturated soil to a three thousand square foot modern dream home.
Before they move into their Spanish-style dream house, an Arizona couple will face a critical inspection, and unexpected expenses. They'll go from an empty plot of desert land to a Southwestern sanctuary.