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Season 2, Episode 3

Building Off the Grid: Appalachian Underground

A husband wants to surprise his wife on their 10th wedding anniversary with a family vacation home on the edge of a rock quarry in the Appalachian Mountains. He plans to build this 700-square-foot home with an L-shaped ecoshell of soil and grass to blend into its surroundings. Besides the challenges of building in the remote location and keeping the project a secret, the deadline is nearly impossible with a countdown of only 35 working days before the 10-year wedding anniversary.

Wednesday
May 5
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 8

Building Off The Grid: Ozark Mountain Lodge

An adventurous couple builds a home with self-sustaining features near the Ozark National Forest. And while they both have renovation experience, building on the dangerous mountainside terrain in a location plagued by flash foods will be a challenge.

Wednesday
May 5
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 1

Building Off the Grid: Georgia Mountain Treehouse

A young couple sets out to create their dream treehouse retreat in Northern Georgia overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although the build calls for a treacherous mile-long, uphill trek with all of their materials, the end result is the ultimate childhood dream come to life.

Tuesday
May 11
12pm | 11c
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
May 11
3pm | 2c
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.

Tuesday
May 11
5pm | 4c
Season 6, Episode 7

Missouri Modern Farmhouse

A Missouri couple is cleaning up and building out their inherited property, but troubles multiply as hurricane rains flood the build site, a gigantic burn pile creates larger flames than expected and the materials that actually do arrive are broken.

Tuesday
May 11
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 9

Alabama Arch House

A young family in Alabama breaks ground on their forever home during peak hurricane season. Between the delays from flooding, waiting for their building kit to arrive and falling glass, it will take everything they have to make this dream a reality!

Tuesday
May 11
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 2

Building Off the Grid: Killer Views

Two families decide to simplify their lives by going off the grid. A family of four builds their dream home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Lubec, Maine, while pro snowboarder Sean Busby and his wife move out of their yurt in Whitefish, Montana, as they build their off-grid home with stunning views of Glacier National Park.

Tuesday
May 11
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 1

Building Off the Grid: Woodland Expedition

A young man is designing his first home on family land in rural Illinois to be off the grid and on the go. He and his buddy combine their experience as long-distance travelers to improvise their build through a Midwest winter.

Tuesday
May 11
11pm | 10c
Season 6, Episode 9

Alabama Arch House

A young family in Alabama breaks ground on their forever home during peak hurricane season. Between the delays from flooding, waiting for their building kit to arrive and falling glass, it will take everything they have to make this dream a reality!

Wednesday
May 12
12am | 11c
Season 3, Episode 2

Building Off the Grid: Killer Views

Two families decide to simplify their lives by going off the grid. A family of four builds their dream home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Lubec, Maine, while pro snowboarder Sean Busby and his wife move out of their yurt in Whitefish, Montana, as they build their off-grid home with stunning views of Glacier National Park.

Wednesday
May 12
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 1

Building Off the Grid: Woodland Expedition

A young man is designing his first home on family land in rural Illinois to be off the grid and on the go. He and his buddy combine their experience as long-distance travelers to improvise their build through a Midwest winter.

Wednesday
May 12
2am | 1c
Season 6, Episode 7

Missouri Modern Farmhouse

A Missouri couple is cleaning up and building out their inherited property, but troubles multiply as hurricane rains flood the build site, a gigantic burn pile creates larger flames than expected and the materials that actually do arrive are broken.

Wednesday
May 12
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 4

Building Off the Grid: Maine Straw Bale Cabin

An eco-friendly couple plans to build a timber frame, straw-bale cabin in a heavily wooded forest of Maine. But when winter comes early, the already difficult build nears impossible as single-digit temperatures threaten to end the dream before it even starts.

Tuesday
May 18
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 5

Building Off the Grid: Cascade Mountain Escape

Deep in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, a couple is building their 2,400-square-foot dream cabin. The location gives them amazing views but hauling heavy beams up dusty switchbacks on a six-month deadline pushes them to their limits.

Tuesday
May 18
2pm | 1c
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.

Tuesday
May 18
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 3

Building off the Grid: Georgia Mountain Silo

A young family sets out to build a silo greenhouse home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. Their unique build comes with many challenges, however, including unpredictable weather and a treacherous path to the construction site.

Tuesday
May 18
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 10

Colorado Earth House

Two renovators purchased land in remote Colorado to build a new home away from home. They've decided on using a rammed-earth process to construct all-natural walls, but when winter comes early, they realize this process is more laborious than anticipated.

Tuesday
May 18
9pm | 8c
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
May 18
10pm | 9c
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
May 18
11pm | 10c
Season 6, Episode 10

Colorado Earth House

Two renovators purchased land in remote Colorado to build a new home away from home. They've decided on using a rammed-earth process to construct all-natural walls, but when winter comes early, they realize this process is more laborious than anticipated.

Wednesday
May 19
12am | 11c
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.

Wednesday
May 19
1am | 12c
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
May 19
2am | 1c
Season 6, Episode 3

Building off the Grid: Georgia Mountain Silo

A young family sets out to build a silo greenhouse home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. Their unique build comes with many challenges, however, including unpredictable weather and a treacherous path to the construction site.

Wednesday
May 19
3am | 2c
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
May 25
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 3

Building Off the Grid: Big Sur Modern Retreat

A nature-loving architect plans to build a modern cabin deep in the California Redwoods that will rival the jaw-dropping views of nearby Big Sur! The unusual architecture, rainy season and difficult build site create challenges at every turn, but if all goes well, this cabin is sure to be one of a kind.

Tuesday
May 25
1pm | 12c