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What does it take to build a house totally off the grid in some of the most unforgiving terrain on the planet? We follow a cast of characters who set out to construct three incredible cabins in the obscure Alaskan wilderness. With no roads and no building supply centers, they’ll have to get creative in a new season of Building Alaska .

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The builders of Building Alaska brave the elements to construct their dream properties in the obscure Alaskan wilderness.
Season 3, Episode 11

The Finest Moment

Lee and his crew install a new woodstove to dry out the drywall mud and tape, and while he's waiting, Lee takes time to enjoy everything Alaska has to offer. Derek and his band of ski buddies race to protect the cabin from bears and construct homegrown countertops from materials on the site. And Tony finally makes it to the roofing stage of his Porcupine Creek build while his build partner Bob takes a new gig felling trees for a local homeowner.

Monday
Mar 23
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 7

Downward Slide

As the days get shorter and colder, and snow is visible on the highest peaks, the builders frantically race to get their homes sealed in. Chuck Gerwig suffered a huge blow earlier in the summer with the loss of his righthand man, and now his ten hour days are up to twelve and its starting to show. Barely keeping in front of his subcontractors, one small mistake could mean not finishing. In Chicken, Jim Wagner's organizational luck has just run out. His flooring is four bundles short. So, with everything shutting down for the winter in a week, he's got to decide whether or not to make the half day journey to the lumberyard, which is no guarantee, or finish the roof before snow flies. Finally, at remote Quiet Lake, Lee Raymond's son "high speed, no grease" Aaron, is scrambling to get the roofing on before the snow. But the constant rain mixed with Aaron's speed has created a very slick situation and Aaron just can't hold on.

Tuesday
Oct 13
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 9

Game Day

Just as Derek and his band of buddies are about to give up on their dream of a cliffside ski hut, Alaska hands them a miracle that turns a down day into game day. Lee loses one of his hardest working crew members out at Bulchitna Lake just as they have to lift an 800 pound truss into place, and Tony's hideaway cabin is in good enough shape to take a break and fish for halibut on the Lynn Canal.

Saturday
Oct 24
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 10

Heads Up

The drama at Derek's cliffside build near Valdez escalates after rain saturates the region and an accident on the roof almost takes out a crew member. Tony leaves his build in Bobby's hands to tend to another job and returns to find an injury has occurred. Lee discovers the culprit behind a messy footprint while the crew faces sketchy conditions to install the custom windows on their 2500 square foot Bulchitna Lake build.

Thursday
Nov 12
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 5

Plan B

Creig's build struggles with the emotional scars of the bear mauling. Tom's surprise from the sky shifts the build into a new gear, while Rich's Hail Mary fix keeps the build on track while he shows off his competitive side.

Sunday
Nov 22
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 1

We're Back

Extreme building is back in Alaska. Three men risk it all to build a remote hunting cabin, an off the grid bear lodge and an island retreat.

Tuesday
Nov 24
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 10

No Quit

While gale-force winds create danger for Tom's team and rainy conditions threaten Creig's build, Sitka is nothing but sunny, which provides the perfect conditions for Rich to have a whale of a good time.

Tuesday
Dec 22
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 11

Sparks Fly

Sparks fly at Tom's camp as a worker showdown threatens the project. Different sparks at Rich's camp bring power to the people, and bear attacks leave Jodi on edge at Creig's camp.

Wednesday
Dec 23
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 7

Plywood Don't Lie

Builder Mike Williams and his team gain some ground, but can they keep it while laying plywood over the cabin's foundation in Eagle Song? Dave and Hans try and get reacquainted with their build and it reminds them how little time and how much work they have left on Shelter Island. Builder Adam Tschappat comes face to face with his biggest fear for his cabin's success in the Wrangell Mountains.

Wednesday
Feb 17
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 6

Independence Day

Rich and his team race to stay ahead of the helicopter drops. Is a new builder on Tom's site a friend or foe? And an eight-point earthquake leaves Creig's build on shaky ground.

Tuesday
Oct 11
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 10

No Quit

While gale-force winds create danger for Tom's team and rainy conditions threaten Creig's build, Sitka is nothing but sunny, which provides the perfect conditions for Rich to have a whale of a good time.

Thursday
Dec 1
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 4

Stormy Weather

The three build teams continue their builds in unique, remote Alaskan settings. At Bruce Chambers' build on Latouche Island, getting the log walls up continues to be a nightmare, but Bruce finds the perfect way to let off some steam. On Chichagof Island, Mark Sams and his crew endure pounding rain that makes the build miserable. At Dave Poppert's build, he and his team race against Mother Nature to get the roof up before the snow falls in Point MacKenzie.

Tuesday
Nov 7
2pm | 1c
Season 6, Episode 2

Piece of the Pie

Bruce Chambers and his crew run out of supplies, putting their cabin build at a standstill. Mark Sams and his crew are challenged to make their foundation level and square, and Dave Poppert and his family deal with a non-functional milling machine while working on their family home.

Friday
Apr 20
10am | 9c

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