Builder Derek Galbraith and his ski buddies construct a backcountry ski hut to give them access to highly sought-after powder snow conditions. The team builds the cabin at a lumberyard and attempts to helicopter the logs to the build site for reassembly.
Jeff Erickson takes on a cliffside build off the coast of Seward, AK, and danger arises when he hires a helicopter to transport supplies to his mountainous site. As winter approaches, pouring rain and cold temperatures threaten the cabin construction.
Retired fighter pilot Mike Oldenkamp is determined to build a grain bin-style cabin that honors his wife Teresa's Midwestern roots. As the Alaskan winter looms, the couple battles to complete their cabin before the weather stops them in their tracks.
First-time builders Amy and Matt Hill brave the frozen landscape as they race to build a cabin in the dead of winter for their snowmobile adventures. They quickly discover that building in freezing temperatures is more challenging than they thought.
First-time builder Nick Blanco is eager to construct a fishing lodge entirely out of driftwood he plans to scavenge and mill himself. However, Nick faces harsh realities on Kodiak's rugged shores when he disappears during a storm while searching for wood.
Father-son duo Jere and Ben Crew set out to construct a 5,000-square-foot floating lodge for clients. They plan to tug it 13 miles across the passage to its new home at Sea Otter Sound Lodge, but their efforts may be threatened by hurricane-force winds.
If you think building in Alaska is hard, try doing it as a newbie! Join some of our bravest and most determined first-time builders as they go all-in and figure out how to build their dream cabin, rookie-style!