The BEST Episodes of Homestead Rescue

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Network: Discovery

Expert homesteader, Marty Raney, along with his daughter Misty and son Matt, give struggling families a second chance at surviving off-the-grid. The stakes are high, but the Raney family is determined to prepare these families for nature’s worst and set them up for success.

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Homesteads Revisited

#1 - Homesteads Revisited

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 26, 2020

The Raneys have traversed America saving homesteaders on the verge of failing. Now, the Raneys reflect on fan-favorite visits and watch self-shot updates from the most resilient of these homesteaders.

star 9.00
2 votes
Burned Out

#2 - Burned Out

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 27, 2020

In Northern California, the Raneys give a masterclass on rebuilding from scratch when they come to the aid of the Olson-Wilcox family whose homestead was completely destroyed in a devastating wildfire.

star 8.22
55 votes
A Golden Opportunity

#3 - A Golden Opportunity

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 1, 2021

The Raneys rescue the Kramers in Alaska by converting an old barn into a commercial fishing kitchen. But when Marty is suddenly forced to quarantine, Matt and Misty must finish alone, leading to the discovery of the homestead's biggest resource: gold.

star 8.15
26 votes
Stuck In The Mud

#4 - Stuck In The Mud

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 8, 2021

Misty and Matt find themselves alone on a critical rescue of Alaskan homesteaders ill from dirty water and stuck in a crumbling cabin. It's all-hands-on-deck as the Raneys call in family reinforcements to bring all new ingenuity to save the day.

star 8.15
26 votes
The Hill of Death

#5 - The Hill of Death

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 29, 2017

The Raneys must save an Oregon homestead trapped at the bottom of a 100 foot cliff separating them from four acres of land they need for food and livestock. Marty risks all forming a road up a bedrock cliff to a forest crawling with mountain lions.

star 8.14
121 votes
Quake on the Forty

#6 - Quake on the Forty

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 29, 2019

The Raneys return to Alaska to discover their own homestead in utter disrepair. Beetle kill has destroyed their only access, so they race to build a steel tram before the deep freeze sets in. But can it withstand the force of a 7.2 earthquake?

star 8.10
68 votes
Idaho Death Trap

#7 - Idaho Death Trap

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 20, 2020

The Jackson family in Idaho suffers from a cabin on the verge of collapse and predator threat from 100 chickens. The Raneys use all new ingenuity to make the cabin livable, protect the flock and create a valuable income source.

star 8.04
48 votes
Shock and Awe

#8 - Shock and Awe

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 16, 2019

Marty embarks on an ambitious, off-grid hydropower system after Tennessee storms obliterate the Reathifords' power source; Matt creates a meat smoker, but a surprise accident leads to a construction site injury for one of the Raneys.

star 8.03
71 votes
Honey I Torched The Homestead

#9 - Honey I Torched The Homestead

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 22, 2017

Fire is a constant threat for this Oregon homestead. Livestock should be meat, but here they are family pets. The Raneys must teach a hungry family to work together before its too late.

star 8.01
135 votes
Killzone

#10 - Killzone

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 13, 2019

Marty helps Oregon homesteaders April and Mike Kondash build a barn, Misty creates her first-ever subterranean garden, and Matt finds a humane approach to a mysterious predator threat.

star 7.98
62 votes
Poisoned

#11 - Poisoned

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 2, 2019

Toxic land plagues this Kentucky homestead, so the Raneys must build the Rains family a hillside garden, turn a cave into a goat fortress, and find uncontaminated water deep underground.

star 7.97
69 votes
Life or Death in Michigan

#12 - Life or Death in Michigan

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 22, 2019

A day in, Marty is hit with a bombshell the old well he's come to fix has already claimed its first victim. To set the Dagues on a path to self-sufficiency, the Raneys try to deliver a long-term water source, protein supply, and sustainable power.

star 7.97
69 votes
Treehouse of Terror

#13 - Treehouse of Terror

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 13, 2020

The Raneys tackle a treehouse cabin on the verge of collapse in Missouri. Marty works to overhaul the entire base of the cabin, Misty constructs a greenhouse out of scavenged windows, and Matt builds a workshop for the Oglesbys' leather goods business.

star 7.96
51 votes
Mississippi Mayhem

#14 - Mississippi Mayhem

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 24, 2021

In Mississippi, the Raneys must first solve the mystery of flooding water before teaching a family of six to thrive off-grid together. Builds include a new Elvis-inspired "Heartbreak Goat-tel" goat pen, garden compound and metal forge.

star 7.96
25 votes
Grizzly Bait

#15 - Grizzly Bait

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 13, 2017

Arctic Temperatures and a hungry grizzly wreak havoc on a struggling homestead. The Raneys leap to action with huge builds including a blacksmith shop, but tragedy strikes.

star 7.95
130 votes
Moose Mayhem

#16 - Moose Mayhem

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 9, 2020

To save a single mom and her daughter from rampaging moose and secure a source of food, Marty builds a bridge across a murky creek to access more property, Matt teaches predator deterrent techniques, and Misty builds a snow-proof greenhouse.

star 7.95
57 votes
Line Of Fire

#17 - Line Of Fire

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 12, 2019

A homestead in serious danger of a raging California wildfire prompts Marty to clear cut surrounding trees and create an evacuation ark for the Grants' livestock while Matt devises a unique layer of fire protection to save the home from destruction.

star 7.94
64 votes
High Country Bear Lair

#18 - High Country Bear Lair

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 26, 2019

Shocked to find a bear den near the Counter family's Colorado homestead, the Raneys build an old school root cellar and innovative greenhouse and attempt to inspire two off-grid reluctant teenage sisters to help bring their father's dream to life.

star 7.93
72 votes
When Cows Attack

#19 - When Cows Attack

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 22, 2017

The Raneys must rescue an Arizona family under siege from livestock-eating coyotes & hungry cattle! While Marty and Matt try to build a massive livestock "fort" from three 40 foot storage containers, Misty must find a way to grow crops in the desert.

star 7.92
103 votes
Sweet Homestead Alabama

#20 - Sweet Homestead Alabama

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 17, 2021

The Raneys face an emotional rescue of young, inexperienced homesteaders in Alabama; to save the legacy of an eighth generation family property, they must use all new ingenuity including a solar kiln, tornado bunker and upcycled predator-proof coop.

star 7.88
26 votes
High And Dry

#21 - High And Dry

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 9, 2019

Stranded on a cliff in their RV, amputee Jeff Tatsch and wife Carol need a livable home, water, and a place to grow food, so the Raneys build an entire cabin from scratch on solid ground and harness a source of water from a natural spring.

star 7.88
69 votes
Tropic Thunder

#22 - Tropic Thunder

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 29, 2021

The Raneys attempt to rescue a family descended from rock'n'roll royalty by reclaiming their homestead from the jungle on Kauai. But when a dangerous flash flood strikes, the Raneys find themselves on the wrong side of the river and out of time.

star 7.88
25 votes
Fire & Ice

#23 - Fire & Ice

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 23, 2019

The Raneys create their first-ever self-automated homestead in the fierce Alaskan wilderness to function while firefighters Kim and Casey Boespflug are away on duty.

star 7.88
57 votes
Trapped

#24 - Trapped

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 29, 2017

An isolated road becomes a death trap when a medical emergency strikes a secluded homestead. The Raneys face their first ever failed rescue.

star 7.87
125 votes
Troubled Water

#25 - Troubled Water

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 6, 2020

The Raneys help an Oregon couple with a toxic salt water well who are desperate for a viable water source. Marty needs clay to build a massive catchment pond and Matt must build a large scale solar still to de-contaminate the water.

star 7.86
57 votes