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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.

Saturday
Jan 11
12pm | 11c
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.

Saturday
Jan 11
1pm | 12c
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.

Saturday
Jan 11
2pm | 1c
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.

Saturday
Jan 11
3pm | 2c
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.

Saturday
Jan 11
6pm | 5c
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.

Sunday
Jan 12
8pm | 7c
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.

Monday
Jan 13
3am | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 14
8pm | 7c
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
Jan 14
9pm | 8c
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
Jan 14
11pm | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 15
12am | 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.

Wednesday
Jan 15
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.

Wednesday
Jan 15
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.

Saturday
Jan 18
8pm | 7c
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.

Sunday
Jan 19
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 9

Building Off the Grid: Dakota A-Frame

Jared "Cappie" Capp showcases the luxury of off-grid living by building a modern home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This stunning all-solar-powered abode will have a wood-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen and a 400-square-foot loft.

Tuesday
Jan 28
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 7

Building Off the Grid: Vermont Stone House

Novice builder Danny Clark attempts to construct a 600-square-foot stone cabin in Vermont's White River Valley. The home is sure to be a true work of art but his inexperience, the harsh winter and the unusual architecture push him to his limits.

Tuesday
Jan 28
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 7

Building Off the Grid: Vermont Stone House

Novice builder Danny Clark attempts to construct a 600-square-foot stone cabin in Vermont's White River Valley. The home is sure to be a true work of art but his inexperience, the harsh winter and the unusual architecture push him to his limits.

Wednesday
Jan 29
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 9

Building Off the Grid: Dakota A-Frame

Jared "Cappie" Capp showcases the luxury of off-grid living by building a modern home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This stunning all-solar-powered abode will have a wood-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen and a 400-square-foot loft.

Wednesday
Jan 29
3am | 2c
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.

Friday
Jan 31
8pm | 7c
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.

Saturday
Feb 1
3am | 2c
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.

Sunday
Feb 2
1pm | 12c
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
Feb 2
2pm | 1c
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.

Sunday
Feb 2
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 5

Building Off the Grid: Earth Block Ranch

A young family sets out to build their forever home on rolling ranch land outside San Antonio, using materials beneath their feet. They need to produce thousands of earth blocks for their build, withstand winter monsoons and freezing temperatures to finish the project before the sweltering summer hits.

Sunday
Feb 2
4pm | 3c
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.

Sunday
Feb 2
5pm | 4c