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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
Mar 30
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.

Tuesday
Apr 6
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
Apr 6
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 3

Building off the Grid: Georgia Mountain Silo

A young family sets out to build a silo greenhouse home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. Their unique build comes with many challenges, however, including unpredictable weather and a treacherous path to the construction site.

Tuesday
Apr 6
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 3

Building off the Grid: Georgia Mountain Silo

A young family sets out to build a silo greenhouse home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. Their unique build comes with many challenges, however, including unpredictable weather and a treacherous path to the construction site.

Wednesday
Apr 7
12am | 11c
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
Apr 13
2pm | 1c
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
Apr 13
5pm | 4c
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
Apr 13
8pm | 7c
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Tuesday
Apr 13
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
Apr 13
11pm | 10c
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Wednesday
Apr 14
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
Apr 14
2am | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 14
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
Apr 20
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 5

Building Off the Grid: Colorado Straw Bale Home

A newly blended family is building an eco-friendly straw bale house for their daughter in the mountains of Southwest Colorado. With winter fast approaching, the family races to finish when the build is threatened by torrential rains and cold nights.

Tuesday
Apr 20
9pm | 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.

Tuesday
Apr 20
10pm | 9c
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
Apr 20
11pm | 10c
Season 6, Episode 5

Building Off the Grid: Colorado Straw Bale Home

A newly blended family is building an eco-friendly straw bale house for their daughter in the mountains of Southwest Colorado. With winter fast approaching, the family races to finish when the build is threatened by torrential rains and cold nights.

Wednesday
Apr 21
12am | 11c
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
Apr 21
1am | 12c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 21
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.

Wednesday
Apr 21
3am | 2c
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
Apr 27
4pm | 3c
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
Apr 27
6pm | 5c
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
Apr 27
8pm | 7c
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Tuesday
Apr 27
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
Apr 27
10pm | 9c