Building Off the Grid

The BEST episodes of Building Off the Grid

Every episode of Building Off the Grid ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Building Off the Grid!

A team of builders face difficult conditions to build innovative homes in remote areas. They are faced with tight deadlines and uninhabitable landscapes as they attempt the impossible.

Last Updated: 12/6/2022Network:DIY Network
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Mushroom House
star
9.63
30 votes

#1 - Mushroom House

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/20/2018

Like a house plucked from a fairytale, this off-grid home is unlike anything you've ever seen before.

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Cob Cottage
star
9.63
30 votes

#2 - Cob Cottage

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/13/2018

In the coastal forests of western Oregon, one woman is building her dream home completely out of mud. The results? Something truly one-of-a-kind.

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Underground Living
star
8.39
38 votes

#3 - Underground Living

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/6/2018

Specialty builders Jon and Amanda D’Aleo design and build “earth-sheltered” homes for clients in southern Colorado, but they weren’t expecting a project this far off the grid. They’ll have to work overtime to get a house constructed and buried before the Colorado winter hits.

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Montana Earth Home
star
8.06
16 votes

#4 - Montana Earth Home

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/12/2017

A couple builds an earthen home in a remote canyon in Montana.

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Carolina Catamaran
star
8.00
1 votes

#5 - Carolina Catamaran

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/13/2020

A couple constructs 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.

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Missouri Modern Farmhouse
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7.91
11 votes

#6 - Missouri Modern Farmhouse

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/14/2021

A couple faces flooding and fire while building out an inherited property.

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Windy Mountain
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7.90
10 votes

#7 - Windy Mountain

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/10/2017

A snowmobile guide and his wife build an off-the-grid cabin by the rivers and mountain ranges of their beautiful home state of Wyoming. The build includes a 272-square-foot cabin with a small shop and garage that are all constructed with zero fossil fuels, meaning no gas generators or grid power will be used and all of the heavy lifting will have to be done by hand. The team faces many challenges, including snowdrifts and visits from four-legged neighbors, but the five-week project will prove to be just as grand as the scenery that surrounds it.

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Gnome Sweet Home (aka Mud Men)
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7.88
43 votes

#8 - Gnome Sweet Home (aka Mud Men)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/18/2016

Matteo Lundgren is taking the art of natural building to a whole new level with his custom-designed Cob houses that blend with the environment surrounding them. Together with his designer, Peaches, they're creating homes built solely from the earth's ingredients, and he wants the whole world to do the same. Follow along as they hand-sculpt houses that are literally grown from the ground up.

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Floating Castle
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7.81
16 votes

#9 - Floating Castle

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/2019

Marine scientists in Florida hire engineers Nicolas Derouin and Arnaud Luguet to create a first-of-its-kind floating home. They have nine months to complete it, but unpredictable weather and building hiccups may sink this project before it can swim.

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Spearfish Canyon
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7.80
10 votes

#10 - Spearfish Canyon

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/17/2017

Deep in the backwoods of Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota's premier off-grid builder Jared Capp sets out to turn four shipping containers into a stunning two-story mountain hideaway. The five bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms property will have a well for water, a living roof, solar panels and other high-end amenities. Getting the containers to the remote location will be challenging, however, and will require Jared to cut a road through the forest first.

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Hawaii Bamboo House
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7.80
15 votes

#11 - Hawaii Bamboo House

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/2/2019

Bamboo-home architect David Sands seizes the opportunity to build his own getaway in Hawaii that features a luxurious outdoor bath area and detached, starlit master bedroom. However, volcanic eruptions threaten to send the entire project up in smoke.

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Maine Straw Bale Cabin
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7.79
29 votes

#12 - Maine Straw Bale Cabin

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/7/2019

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.

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Idaho Barndominium
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7.79
14 votes

#13 - Idaho Barndominium

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/24/2021

An outdoor enthusiast works to build his dream retirement home in the Idaho mountains, but weather and material shortages slow his timeline.

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Georgia Appalachian A-Frame
star
7.78
9 votes

#14 - Georgia Appalachian A-Frame

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/27/2021

A GA family builds a remote cabin retreat in the Appalachian foothills.

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White Mountain
star
7.75
8 votes

#15 - White Mountain

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/31/2017

With help from a team of friends, an avid outdoorsman takes on the challenge of building a cabin in the remote White Mountains region of Alaska. The crew must work through snow, wind and a whole lot of mud to haul materials and build the perfect cabin in just seven days.

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Missouri Modern Container
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7.75
16 votes

#16 - Missouri Modern Container

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/2/2021

A couple looks to bring the shores of Key West to their donkey sanctuary in Missouri; despite having experience with building off-grid properties, they face challenges as they attempt to construct a double container home deep in the woods.

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Massive Mud Home
star
7.74
19 votes

#17 - Massive Mud Home

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/29/2016

After getting engaged, Summer and Jack move away from New Jersey to fulfill their life-long dream of living off-grid; they buy a plot of land in Sedro Woolley, Wash., and commission Sunray Kelley to design and build their dream mud home.

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Montana Mountaintop Dream Home
star
7.71
17 votes

#18 - Montana Mountaintop Dream Home

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/2018

A couple builds their off-grid dream home on a remote mountaintop overlooking the Southwest Montana backcountry. Together they’ve dreamed up a mountain base camp that’s high tech and suits their outdoor lifestyle, but in this far-flung location where mother nature rules, they will be pushed to the edge and beyond.

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Idaho Underground Home
star
7.71
17 votes

#19 - Idaho Underground Home

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/6/2021

A family faces Mother Nature’s forces while building an underground home.

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Volcano Home
star
7.68
22 votes

#20 - Volcano Home

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/21/2019

A couple builds a rainforest retreat within the edge of an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.

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Colorado Cliff Home
star
7.67
24 votes

#21 - Colorado Cliff Home

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2020

An adventurous couple builds a technologically advanced, solar-heated house on a cliff overlooking the vast plains of Colorado. Their Passive Plus home includes solar, passive solar, septic and water catchment technology ideal for off-grid living.

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Mountain Dome Home
star
7.67
9 votes

#22 - Mountain Dome Home

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/11/2021

A family of three in the North Georgia mountains are building a unique, geodesic dome home at the top of their property. After endless rainstorms, their build site becomes nearly inaccessible and they question if their forever home will ever be completed.

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Rocky Mountain Homestead
star
7.65
26 votes

#23 - Rocky Mountain Homestead

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/31/2019

Two outdoorsmen build an off-the-grid hunting cabin in southern Colorado.

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Texas Hillside Retreat
star
7.63
19 votes

#24 - Texas Hillside Retreat

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/2021

A family must work together to build a luxury glamping escape in Texas.

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Hawaiian Hideaway
star
7.63
8 votes

#25 - Hawaiian Hideaway

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/4/2018

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

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