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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.
Season 5, Episode 3

Stone, Stilts, Fortress

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a clapboard cottage in New York that has tripled its size, a Danish apartment block where cars take priority over people, the ultimate in luxury holiday homes in Spain and a house in Italy that has been built around thousand year old olive trees. Ireland has a brand-new house with history in every stone, a South African home relies on stilts for safety while a residence in Massachusetts reflects its neighbours and a modern German giant looks out over a Roman vineyard. A Japanese fortress of a house is built into its boundary walls, an Australian bunker home has been built to withstand forest fires and a giant log cabin realises the Wild West dream in Montana.

Friday
Jan 2
8am | 7c
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
Feb 6
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
Mar 20
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 3

Stone, Stilts, Fortress

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a clapboard cottage in New York that has tripled its size, a Danish apartment block where cars take priority over people, the ultimate in luxury holiday homes in Spain and a house in Italy that has been built around thousand year old olive trees. Ireland has a brand-new house with history in every stone, a South African home relies on stilts for safety while a residence in Massachusetts reflects its neighbours and a modern German giant looks out over a Roman vineyard. A Japanese fortress of a house is built into its boundary walls, an Australian bunker home has been built to withstand forest fires and a giant log cabin realises the Wild West dream in Montana.

Friday
Apr 10
10am | 9c
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
May 8
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 2

Canyon, Sculpture, Bridge

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a giant converted synagogue in Miami, a Dutch residence built to mimic an American canyon, an inhabitable sculpture in Canada and a Spanish home that stands tall on stilts. A modern French residence has been grafted onto the ruins of an ancient farmhouse, a South Korean home takes minimalism to the extreme and an Australian beach house can take whatever the weather throws at it. An Arizonan home has been built like a bridge while an English residence can only be reached by one, Belgium has a house that curves with the landscape and Japanese shrine meets Native American long house in a Washington State home.

Friday
May 29
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 5

Boulder, Treetop, Spaceship

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a mountain home in Colorado which couldn't be less like a log cabin, a Mexican factory that's been turned into a luxury home full of folk art, a tree house in Australia with no walls and a home in Ireland hidden behind a huge metal screen. A Soviet-era flat in Moscow is now a state-of-the-art modern apartment, a house in California has a huge boulder in the living room and a Japanese home has no windows at all. A Canadian home is a modern take on the one next door, there's a house in South Korea inspired by a space ship while Germany has one that would be right at home by the Mediterranean Sea and a superstar's love nest in California has hidden secrets.

Friday
Jun 12
10am | 9c
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
Jun 26
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 10

Secret, Shoe, Art

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes an ultra-modern home with a secret in Massachusetts, a luxurious old French chateau, a Spanish house that looks like a work site and a futuristic home in Austria. A house in Korea has holes in the roof to let the rain come in, a Californian home has landed in the desert and a Swedish one fits its surroundings like a shoe. An Italian home has been designed to make a splash, a residence in Oregon is art as well as housing it, a house in Japan is stacked up high and an Australian home makes a big point.

Friday
Jul 24
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 6

Yoga, Ocean Liner, Fossils

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Swiss residence which could be straight out of a fairytale, a houseboat flying high in London, a home in Los Angeles which makes an exhibition of itself and an Indonesian one that's designed on the principles of Yoga. A quarter of a million pieces make up one house in California, a home in Canada is picture-perfect and there's one in Belgium inspired by the Golden Age of ocean liners. A Virginian home has a mind of its own, an Argentinian residence brings together industrial design, sand dunes and the forest while a house in England is modelled on a fossil and there's one in Arizona made literally from dirt.

Friday
Aug 7
9am | 8c
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
Aug 7
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 12

Gold, Turtle, Palace

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house like a turtle in Idaho, a 70's style underground home in France, a modern German house right by the old Berlin Wall and a South African residence with palatial ideas. A South Korea home makes an art of inside out, a Californian house strikes gold in the desert and Russia has a jewel-box apartment. An Italian home is 500 years new, a house in Australia is all about a bridge while one in Japan has very narrow views and a Connecticut home is going two ways at once.

Friday
Oct 2
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 13

Space Age, Caves, Rubber Roof

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house in Woodstock where color has run riot, a Czech home that hides from its neighbors, while an Australian one is a mother's dream come true and a residence in Charleston has a magnetic attraction. A Spanish villa sports an orange and blue rubber roof, Scotland has a home hanging off the edge of a 125 foot tall cliff, a French residence is both greenhouse and cave dwelling at the same time and Germany has a house you can take with you on your journey through life. A house in Brazil looks ready to leap off a hillside, you can move the walls of an English residence at will, an Indonesian dwelling is a little slice of Paradise and upstate New York has a home that fuses urban style with rural space.

Friday
Oct 16
8am | 7c

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