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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.

Tuesday
Feb 23
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
Feb 23
2pm | 1c
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
Feb 23
9pm | 8c
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
Feb 23
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.

Tuesday
Feb 23
11pm | 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.

Wednesday
Feb 24
12am | 11c
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
Feb 24
1am | 12c
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 24
2am | 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.

Tuesday
Mar 2
12pm | 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.

Tuesday
Mar 2
1pm | 12c
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
Mar 2
3pm | 2c
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
Mar 2
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.

Wednesday
Mar 3
1am | 12c
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
Mar 9
1pm | 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.

Tuesday
Mar 9
2pm | 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
Mar 9
4pm | 3c
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
Mar 16
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
Mar 16
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
Mar 16
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
Mar 17
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
Mar 17
2am | 1c
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
Mar 17
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.

Tuesday
Mar 23
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
Mar 23
1pm | 12c
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
Mar 23
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
Mar 23
4pm | 3c