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Season 4, Episode 1

Building Off the Grid: California Cob House

A group of off-grid-living enthusiasts come together to build a 300-square-foot bungalow. With a variety of eco-friendly features, including a solar-powered water pump, this house is a welcome addition to the environmentally friendly community.

Tuesday
Sep 15
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 2

Flathead Lake Pontoon

A Montana carpenter has big plans to build a unique pontoon houseboat so he can live on Flathead Lake year-round. As both a builder and artist, he has the skills to turn his vision into a reality but an early winter threatens the whole project.

Tuesday
Sep 15
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 3

Hawaii Dome House

A mother-and-son team pulls up stakes from the crowded confines of Orange County to build an off-grid family commune outside Keaau, Hawaii. With the help of a skilled aircrete instructor, the duo overcomes a learning curve to make their dreams come true.

Tuesday
Sep 15
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 5

Building off the Grid: First Time Builders

Some off-grid builders have years of experience while others have never picked up a tool in their life. But that won't stop these amateur DIY-ers from trying to build the off-grid home of their dreams. They will take on a straw bale home in Maine, a container dream home in Oklahoma, a Vermont stone cabin, a Hawaii dome home and a Montana earthbag retreat. Mistakes will be made and deadlines will be missed, but if these novice builders can pull it off, the results will be truly rewarding!

Thursday
Sep 17
7am | 6c
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.

Thursday
Sep 17
8am | 7c
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.

Thursday
Sep 17
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 7

Building Off The Grid: Montana Mountain Modern

A father-son duo builds an off-grid home in Montana's Flathead Valley. The 720-square-foot stick-frame home takes advantage of the mountain winds using a wind-turbine generator for power and features plenty of upcycled materials from the surrounding area.

Thursday
Sep 17
10am | 9c
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
Sep 22
1pm | 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.

Tuesday
Sep 22
2pm | 1c
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
Sep 22
3pm | 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.

Tuesday
Sep 22
4pm | 3c
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
Sep 22
5pm | 4c
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.

Sunday
Oct 4
11am | 10c
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.

Sunday
Oct 4
12pm | 11c
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
Oct 6
8pm | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 6
10pm | 9c
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
Oct 7
1am | 12c
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
Oct 7
3am | 2c
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
Oct 13
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 7

Building Off The Grid: Montana Mountain Modern

A father-son duo builds an off-grid home in Montana's Flathead Valley. The 720-square-foot stick-frame home takes advantage of the mountain winds using a wind-turbine generator for power and features plenty of upcycled materials from the surrounding area.

Tuesday
Oct 13
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 7

Building Off The Grid: Montana Mountain Modern

A father-son duo builds an off-grid home in Montana's Flathead Valley. The 720-square-foot stick-frame home takes advantage of the mountain winds using a wind-turbine generator for power and features plenty of upcycled materials from the surrounding area.

Wednesday
Oct 14
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
Oct 14
3am | 2c
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
Oct 20
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 1

Building Off the Grid: California Cob House

A group of off-grid-living enthusiasts come together to build a 300-square-foot bungalow. With a variety of eco-friendly features, including a solar-powered water pump, this house is a welcome addition to the environmentally friendly community.

Tuesday
Oct 20
10pm | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 20
11pm | 10c