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About the Show

The word "extreme" means different things to different people, and to these homeowners it means pushing the envelope as far as possible. From construction to completion, take an up-close look at some of the world's most spectacular houses ever built — including a modern Italian castle, a seaside house made of refrigerator panels, a floating home that was a ferry boat and a spherical house that revolves with the sun — and find out what makes them all so unique.

Episodes

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Season 3, Episode 9

Rotating, Carnival, Bones

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a home in Canada that bridges an abyss, a Brazilian home where it's carnival time all year round, one in Texas that uses bones as a design feature and a German residence that arrives shrink-wrapped. A Japanese concept for living has inspired a home in the heart of L.A. while geometry has given a twist to an Australian house and Indonesia has one that made a young boy's dream come true. Florida has an island home where self-sufficiency and luxury living go hand in hand, a residence in Idaho has been built like a fortress to defend against the harsh desert surroundings, there's a house that rises up like a periscope in the Czech Republic and a Dutch home appears to have crash-landed in the countryside.

Friday
Oct 24

9am | 8c

Season 4, Episode 6

Egg Shaped, Laser, Jungle

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a South African house with an all-seeing eye, an egg-shaped floating home on an English river, a New York residence that explodes with colour and one with a seven-level playground in Belgium. Cave-dwelling takes on a whole new meaning in Italy, Western style collides with the Middle-East in a Californian house and tradition is laser-cut in a Russian home. An Australian townhouse hides in the jungle while a Korean home puts on a steely face, there's a black and white answer to a building problem in Germany and smart salvage has created a rough, tough residence in New Mexico.

Friday
Nov 14

9am | 8c

Season 4, Episode 11

Storybook, Eyebrow, Boxes

From the dazzling to the daring, to the downright bizarre, we're inside the world's most extreme homes. This amazing assortment includes a Mexican house that literally lights up. a fairy-tale cottage in Canada fit for a hobbit in Canada, an Australian home that soars over stormy seas and a home shaped like a pile of boxes in Korea. A raised eyebrow adorns a home in Oregon while a modern designer graces a French chateau. Eleven cubes stack up for a house in Spain, traditional decoration goes modern in Russia, and history comes to life in Italy. A house in Colorado was inspired by barnacles and there's a space-station home in the Connecticut woods.

Friday
Dec 12

8am | 7c

Season 3, Episode 12

Mystery, Mosaic, Fantasy

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Canadian home with voluptuous curves, a really skinny house in Belgium, a floating pad in the heart of London and a contemporary cosy cottage in upstate New York. An Indonesian home is made entirely from bamboo while a house in Los Angeles is covered in broken crockery and a New York residence is one big treasure hunt. England has a house within a home, a dwelling in New Zealand is pure fantasy, Norway has a high-tech haven and there's a residence in Massachusetts like an airplane about to take off.

Friday
Jan 2

10am | 9c

Season 5, Episode 1

Glass, Shark, Fortress

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a New York home inspired by a diamond ring, a house in Mexico like a shark, an 800 year old Scottish fortress and a South African home covered in colourful symbols. An Australian house echoes the trees that surround it, an enormous home in Japan has been turned inside out while Colorado has a real cliff-hanger. Four flats combine into one huge Russian residence, a super-strong home in California is made of dirt, a German loft has a glass overcoat and a Canadian home is all set to sail off into the sunset.

Friday
Jan 23

10am | 9c

Season 4, Episode 4

Sandbag House, Modern Igloo, Boomerang, Gothic Tower

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a hi-tech party house in California, an English residence inside a six-story Gothic tower, a home in South Korea that looks like a fish tail and a Swedish island home that was used in a Hollywood movie. Several stone igloos come together to make a home in France while there's one constructed entirely from sandbags in California and South Africa has a modern residence with a thatched roof. An Australian house is shaped like a boomerang, a fourteenth-century home in Italy has been updated for today while Canada has a modern take on a traditional log cabin and an ultra-modern home in Florida has been built to take on hurricanes.

Friday
Feb 20

11am | 10c

Season 4, Episode 9

Mushroom, Pie, Foam, Fins

From the dazzling to the daring, to the downright bizarre, we're inside the world's most extreme homes. This amazing assortment includes a Californian house covered in wrap-around art, home in Spain shaped like a slice of pie, a space in Australia where wooden fins block the sun,and a Japanese home shaped like a mushroom. We go to a modern jungle cabana in Mexico a a foam covered house in New Mexican, and a castle in Belgium. Seventeen domes come together to form a home in Italy, a triangular house perches on a tiny sliver of land in Canada, a residence in Oregon looks out through the "eye of God" and Scotland has a home in a 200 year old observatory.

Friday
May 8

9am | 8c

Season 4, Episode 10

Abstract, Flying, Waterfall

From the dazzling to the daring, to the downright bizarre, we're inside the world's most extreme homes. This amazing assortment includes a house in Idaho that dangles off a cliff, an old home in The Netherlands that has been turned into an abstract work of art, a California party pad with water running through it and a Japanese home made from a box and a ball. San Francisco has a zigzag house, a modern home in Italy started life 300 years ago as a rustic tool shed and a South African residence looks like it is made of twigs. An Australian home loves straight lines while an ancient residence in France used to accommodate monks and a house in Wales flies over a river and a Canadian home embraces a waterfall.

Thursday
Jun 25

8pm | 7c

Season 5, Episode 13

Wine, Snow, Sunshine

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a 100 year old mansion off the coast of Rhode Island, an ancient wine cellar hiding a bright new home in Portugal, a futuristic seaside house in Australia and a French apartment with towering views over Paris. A South African residence has a snow-deck but no snow, a Californian home manipulates sunshine and a tiny home in South Korea is entirely underground. A workshop full of boxes creates a stylish home in London, the environment invades a house in Sweden, a Japanese dwelling looks like it's been sliced in two and a home in Montana is built to take on every kind of weather.

Friday
Jun 26

9am | 8c

Season 20, Episode 42

Upside Down, Wave, Spaceship

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house hidden behind a wooden grille in Italy, a wave-form residence in California and an Austrian residence that's rusting beautifully. Lithuania has a round house built from sticks while there's an all-American house in Japan, a topsy-turvy home in Brazil has everything upside down and there's one in Australia that looks like a fence. Spain goes for the spaceship style, a house in Arkansas towers above the forest while one in San Francisco defies gravity and in Argentina a home takes the molecular approach and is light, incredibly strong and surprisingly portable.

Thursday
Jul 23

8pm | 7c

Season 5, Episode 8

Wrapped, Shiny, Rocks

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a desert house in California that turns its back on the heat, a whimsical concrete cottage in Canada, a Dutch family home that is also a city landmark and a shiny Australian house that's more like a plane. A Portuguese house has two addresses, a home in South Korea is wrapped to keep out prying eyes and a Russian apartment is like a ship's cabin. A Malibu home has risen from the ashes, a French chateau has been in the same family for 500 years, a South African residence really rocks and a home in England is bold to be different.

Friday
Aug 7

11am | 10c

Season 4, Episode 1

UFO, Flower, Ship Shape

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Californian desert house open to the sky, a Japanese sliver of a residence like a shark's fin, a home in Australia that is more campsite than house and one in Colorado that looks like a UFO has landed. A German residence spins like a flower turning to the sun, an English home is a dream come true for train lovers and Russia has an apartment that wants to be a palace. A Connecticut home is like a concrete colossus while an Italian one has tiny turrets, Belgium goes for a super-sleek glass house and a home shaped like a ship has run aground in Washington.

Friday
Sep 18

10am | 9c

Season 5, Episode 9

Butterfly, Mountain, Violin

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a New York apartment designed around a violin, a South African home with a butterfly roof, a modern home in Portugal with echoes of its past and a disappearing dwelling in Australia. A home in England was built 200 miles away while an Italian residence was begun 200 years ago and a house in Idaho occupies less than 200 square feet. A Spanish home is wrapped around a mountain, a Korean studio apartment is designed to look like it's falling down, the view from a house in France is through a swimming pool and a Californian home is artfully perched on a cliff.

Friday
Oct 2

10am | 9c

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