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Season 2, Episode 1

Building Off the Grid: Ohio Valley Hut

The Dutton Brothers are building a high-end, off-grid vacation home in the center of their family's 2,000-acre Ohio Valley cattle ranch. The home's unique design features include a wall of windows, a fully functional kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a solar panel station and an outdoor living area with a fire pit. A project like this in such a remote location would normally take six months to complete but the guys are working against a tight four-month deadline. And since they can only work on weekends, every minute is vital and every decision could either make or break the entire project.

Tuesday
Feb 4
10pm | 9c
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
Feb 4
11pm | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 5
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 1

Building Off the Grid: Ohio Valley Hut

The Dutton Brothers are building a high-end, off-grid vacation home in the center of their family's 2,000-acre Ohio Valley cattle ranch. The home's unique design features include a wall of windows, a fully functional kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a solar panel station and an outdoor living area with a fire pit. A project like this in such a remote location would normally take six months to complete but the guys are working against a tight four-month deadline. And since they can only work on weekends, every minute is vital and every decision could either make or break the entire project.

Wednesday
Feb 5
1am | 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.

Wednesday
Feb 5
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 6

Building Off the Grid: Container Dreamhouse

First-time builders Shay and Shae set out to build a home using five shipping containers on a wooded lot in Oklahoma. They hope his background in electrical and welding, and their collection of building materials, helps them finish the job quickly.

Wednesday
Feb 5
3am | 2c
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.

Saturday
Feb 8
12pm | 11c
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
Feb 18
9pm | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 18
10pm | 9c
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
Feb 18
11pm | 10c
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
Feb 19
12am | 11c
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
Feb 19
1am | 12c
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
Feb 19
2am | 1c
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.

Sunday
Feb 23
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.

Monday
Feb 24
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 3

Building Off the Grid: Carolina Catamaran

A couple of pro builders construct an upcycled off-grid homestead deep in the sprawling South Carolina islands. Plans for the catamaran-style home include a luxury yacht aesthetic, but the couple must build during hurricane season to meet their deadline.

Tuesday
Feb 25
9pm | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 25
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 3

Building Off the Grid: Carolina Catamaran

A couple of pro builders construct an upcycled off-grid homestead deep in the sprawling South Carolina islands. Plans for the catamaran-style home include a luxury yacht aesthetic, but the couple must build during hurricane season to meet their deadline.

Wednesday
Feb 26
12am | 11c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 26
2am | 1c
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.

Saturday
Feb 29
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 1

Building Off the Grid: Ohio Valley Hut

The Dutton Brothers are building a high-end, off-grid vacation home in the center of their family's 2,000-acre Ohio Valley cattle ranch. The home's unique design features include a wall of windows, a fully functional kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a solar panel station and an outdoor living area with a fire pit. A project like this in such a remote location would normally take six months to complete but the guys are working against a tight four-month deadline. And since they can only work on weekends, every minute is vital and every decision could either make or break the entire project.

Saturday
Feb 29
12pm | 11c
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
Feb 29
1pm | 12c
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
Feb 29
6pm | 5c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 3
9pm | 8c
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
Mar 4
12am | 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.

Tuesday
Mar 10
8pm | 7c