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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
Jun 8
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
Jun 8
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 7

Building off the Grid: Mountain Builds

For some off-grid builders, there's nothing better than living at sea level, but others prefer the air a little thinner! From a snowy North Pole abode to a Colorado Rockies retreat, the rewards of building on a remote mountaintop are well worth it.

Tuesday
Jun 8
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
Jun 9
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 7

Building off the Grid: Mountain Builds

For some off-grid builders, there's nothing better than living at sea level, but others prefer the air a little thinner! From a snowy North Pole abode to a Colorado Rockies retreat, the rewards of building on a remote mountaintop are well worth it.

Wednesday
Jun 9
2am | 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.

Wednesday
Jun 9
3am | 2c
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
Jun 15
3pm | 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
Jun 15
4pm | 3c
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
Jun 15
6pm | 5c
Season 4, Episode 2

Building Off the Grid: Mountain Cottage

A cannabis farmer builds an off-grid hemp cottage in the Coast Range mountains of California. Together with a bio architect and hemp expert, the farmer battles the elements and time in order to finish the cottage by hand before the rainy season arrives.

Tuesday
Jun 15
9pm | 8c
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
Jun 15
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 2

Building Off the Grid: Mountain Cottage

A cannabis farmer builds an off-grid hemp cottage in the Coast Range mountains of California. Together with a bio architect and hemp expert, the farmer battles the elements and time in order to finish the cottage by hand before the rainy season arrives.

Wednesday
Jun 16
12am | 11c
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
Jun 16
1am | 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
Jun 22
4pm | 3c
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
Jun 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.

Tuesday
Jun 22
6pm | 5c
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
Jun 22
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 1

Cumberland Mountain Home

A couple faces uncertain weather, intricate designs and treacherous mountain paths as they set out to build an eco-friendly geodesic dome with views of Tennessee's South Cumberland Mountain Range.

Tuesday
Jun 22
9pm | 8c
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!

Tuesday
Jun 22
11pm | 10c
Season 6, Episode 1

Cumberland Mountain Home

A couple faces uncertain weather, intricate designs and treacherous mountain paths as they set out to build an eco-friendly geodesic dome with views of Tennessee's South Cumberland Mountain Range.

Wednesday
Jun 23
12am | 11c
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!

Wednesday
Jun 23
2am | 1c
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
Jun 29
4pm | 3c
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
Jun 29
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 2

In the Arkansas Trees

A musician and college student works to build an off-the-grid treehouse compound in Arkansas, but water and supply issues could disrupt his 30-day deadline, even with his father's help.

Tuesday
Jun 29
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 4

Building off the Grid: Waterfront Builds

Many people dream of building off-the-grid on the water, but turning that dream into a reality will be sink-or-swim. From an underground home on a rock quarry to an oceanfront tropical paradise, these builds will be as incredible as their locations!

Tuesday
Jun 29
11pm | 10c
Season 6, Episode 2

In the Arkansas Trees

A musician and college student works to build an off-the-grid treehouse compound in Arkansas, but water and supply issues could disrupt his 30-day deadline, even with his father's help.

Wednesday
Jun 30
12am | 11c