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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 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.

Friday
Nov 14
11am | 10c
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 4, Episode 8

Waves, Airship, Chaos

From the dazzling to the daring to the downright bizarre, go inside the world's most extreme homes. This amazing assortment includes a house curled up in the Arizona heat, a Danish residence designed to look like two giant waves, and an old English hideaway for American war heroes. There's a country house that looks like a miniature airship in Russia, a modern twist on an old home in New Mexico and a two-for-one residence in Japan. A South African home looks giraffes in the eye and a barn in Italy hides a luxurious home. Art meets chaos in a strange home in France, and New York City hides a futuristic factory.

Friday
Jan 23
8am | 7c
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 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 5, Episode 6

Honeypot, Fortress, Windmill

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Hollywood home that would give any intruder nightmares, a house in South Korea which has luck built into it, an 800 year old luxury castle in France and a green house made of stone on an Australian island. Denmark has some very spiky apartments, an old windmill in The Netherlands now looks like a honeypot and Washington has a cottage where Snow White would feel at home. Daylight is built into an Irish home while Germany has a colourful tower, a house in New York has taken more than 250 years to complete and a hard-working Canadian home is a real show-off.

Friday
Jul 24
11am | 10c
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 5, Episode 4

Chocolate, Fibreglass, Crystal

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a glass pavilion in California, a South Korean house which looks like an ice crystal, a home in South Africa that's given new life to an old railroad and a French House made from concrete that looked like chocolate. A little ranch-house in Idaho is so remote that it has no zip code, an Italian home slides apart to improve the view and Mexico has a strange, tent-like house made entirely out of fiberglass. An Australian home appears to sit inside a giant storage container, a home in Spain brings three families together while one in Northern Ireland resembles a giant eye and a house in the Hamptons is based entirely on triangles.

Friday
Aug 28
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 10

Cartoon, Chateau, Bottles

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house in California that rotates to face the sun, an Indonesian residence made from bottles and a home in Canada that seems to be on the slide. A South African home is perched in a tree to get the best view of giraffes, a house in London is a cartoon caricature of its neighbors, while a Pennsylvania residence is straight out of a fairytale and there's one in Argentina built around a tree. A house in Seattle has been designed to withstand the fiercest storms, England has a bachelor pad fit for a secret agent, there's an architectural tribute to Roman engineering in Australia and a French chateau looks entirely at home in North Carolina.

Friday
Sep 18
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 8

Alien, Egg, Tattoo

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a woodland cottage with an invisibility cloak in upstate New York, an egg-themed home in Indonesia, a Californian residence which is smaller than a regular bathroom and a bamboo house built against the clock in Belgium. London, England, has the ultimate bachelor pad, an apartment block in The Netherlands has a wavy roof and France has a beach-front home built into a bunker. A Chilean residence has a canal running through it, a house in Berkeley looks like a primitive sea-creature, the neighbors can't see past the tattoos in Australia and a Seattle house has a floating putting green.

Friday
Sep 18
9am | 8c
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 5, Episode 7

Waves, Bubbles, Saw Mill

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a home making waves in LA, a Danish house which hugs its owners, an Australian residence that enjoys graffiti and a glass bubble house in Spain. An ancient saw-mill in the UK makes a sleek modern home, a French apartment is in orbit over Paris and a house in Seattle loves rust and defies gravity. The owners jump for joy in a Japanese home, a Mexican house is simply divine, old Italian farm buildings have taken on a new life and a home in Arizona has curves in all the right places.

Friday
Aug 19
6:30am | 5:30c

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