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What do you do if you don't trust the world around you? You build a new one. That's the motto of Michael Reynolds, Architect and visionary that created the Earthship. Earthships are houses that are completely self-sufficient and totally off the grid with no electricity or water bills - ever. Michael Reynolds and his team of builders along with 50 interns, who have given up their lives to be part of this project, have just four weeks to build a house in Big Sky, Montana for Earthship enthusiast Jeff Saad. Michael and his crew battle nature and time to try and complete this amazing house on "Building Off the Grid".

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on DIY Network
6 Seasons, 45 Episodes
January 26, 2014
Cast: Michael Reynolds
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Building Off the Grid Full Episode Guide

  • A husband surprises his wife with a family vacation home on the edge of a Tennessee rock quarry.

  • A family of five builds a forever home on their 46-acre property overlooking the Smoky Mountains.

  • Cal Clark wants to build a cabin in Colorado, where his friend, Billy Joe, is starting an off-the-grid community; Cal and Billy Joe race to finish the cabin in time for hunting season, but a setback threatens to halt the project entirely.

  • A young man builds his first off-the-grid home on family land in rural Illinois.

  • A young couple sets out to create their dream treehouse retreat in Northern GA.

  • A family of four builds an ultra-modern farmhouse completely off the grid in the Wisconsin countryside.

  • A family of six building a solar-powered dovetail log cabin gets waylaid by driving rain, broken equipment and hurricane winds. It's a race against time to get the roof and doors on before the first Maine blizzard hits.

  • Innovative designer and builder Graham Hill sets out to transform a steep Maui jungle plot into a 600-square-foot, hi-tech dream home with multiple moving walls and other space-maximizing features.

  • New York newlyweds escape the city to build their first home upstate in a secluded part of the Hudson Valley. Utilizing timber felled from their own property, they plan to craft their own tiny house completely off the grid, but the persistent weather, demanding pace and unexpected setbacks threaten to derail their honeymoon project.

  • A Colorado couple attempts to build one of the most energy-efficient homesteads in the state. Mother Nature and bleeding edge technologies give them a run for their money as they race to complete their alpine lodge before winter.

  • Joey Caiafa wants to build a mountaintop hideout outside of Leadville, CO. He enlists the help of friends and an architectural designer, but missed deadlines, brutal weather and multiple injuries could bring the build to a halt.

  • A family builds a custom home where the mountains and desert collide in Colorado's last frontier. The dream project quickly turns into a job when the harsh terrain combines with the demanding pace they've set for themselves.

  • A couple builds a high-tech mountain base camp overlooking the Southwest Montana backcountry, but in a far-flung location where mother nature rules, they will be pushed to the edge and beyond.

  • A couple builds a high-tech mountain base camp overlooking the Southwest Montana backcountry, but in a far-flung location where mother nature rules, they will be pushed to the edge and beyond.

  • Young builder Jacob Hamby creates a cabin for a couple in upstate New York during the harsh winter. Because of the new and complicated design, the crew must adapt to the environment, work efficiently and leave no room for error.

  • A woman is determined to build an off-the-grid dream home in the desert outside of Tucson, AZ. She and her team face a steep learning curve and will battle Mother Nature in a race to finish before the Arizona summer arrives.

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