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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 3

Shipwreck, Leaf, Butterfly

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house built to mimic a leaf in Utah, a Russian residence that looks like a shipwreck, a suburban home with lofty ambitions in Canada and a Portuguese residence that runs up a hill. A home in Oregon fights nature with nature, an Australian House soars like a butterfly and a Japanese residence is to die for. Arizona has a home blasted clean out of a mountain while Italy has an upside down one, there's a magical house in a German forest and an English castle has been home to the same family for 27 generations.

Friday
Nov 14
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 13

Magical, Puzzle, Palace

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 which is a movie star, a factory home in France complete with industrial machinery, an Australian residence in the shape of a sand dune and a magical kingdom in a German city. Montana has a little box on the prairie, a Korean home pixilates family life, Denmark has a house like a 3D puzzle and there's one with three towers and a drawbridge in Scotland. An Italian palace has had an 800 year makeover, X marks the spot for a house in Spain and a home in Florida is a treetop woodland getaway.

Friday
Dec 12
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
Jan 2
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 12

Giant, Plastic, Surprise

From the dazzling to the daring, to the downright bizarre, we're inside the world's most extreme homes. This amazing assortment includes a Virginian space house, an ultra-cool townhouse on the edge of a steep hill in Germany, a plastic home in Ireland and a Mexican residence that looks like its walls have been bent by a giant. A Japanese home resembles a slice of pie while a vertical garden brings a Portuguese house to life and an Australian home seems to float in the treetops. A Russian residence pays tribute to tradition, a home in Arizona has a big surprise on the roof, a Canadian townhouse is stacked designer-high and an old tin shack in California hides a life of luxury.

Friday
Jan 23
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
Mar 6
11am | 10c
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
Apr 10
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 7

Fairy Tale, Veiled, Whale

From the dazzling to the daring to the downright bizarre, go inside extreme homes across the globe. We're inside a lit up mansion in Florida, an organic hillside house in Spain, a fairy-tale apartment building in Germany and a Californian cliff house build to weather the sea air. There's a floating residence on the River Thames , a home in Japan that's only 13 feet wide and one built to mimic a breaching whale in Australia. A Canadian house is designed to block out harmful rays while a house in Holland is clothed in a fine white veil. A Portuguese home built like a military bunker and a Californian residence hides luxury amongst raw rocks.

Friday
May 29
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 12

Giant, Plastic, Surprise

From the dazzling to the daring, to the downright bizarre, we're inside the world's most extreme homes. This amazing assortment includes a Virginian space house, an ultra-cool townhouse on the edge of a steep hill in Germany, a plastic home in Ireland and a Mexican residence that looks like its walls have been bent by a giant. A Japanese home resembles a slice of pie while a vertical garden brings a Portuguese house to life and an Australian home seems to float in the treetops. A Russian residence pays tribute to tradition, a home in Arizona has a big surprise on the roof, a Canadian townhouse is stacked designer-high and an old tin shack in California hides a life of luxury.

Friday
May 29
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 13

Magical, Puzzle, Palace

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 which is a movie star, a factory home in France complete with industrial machinery, an Australian residence in the shape of a sand dune and a magical kingdom in a German city. Montana has a little box on the prairie, a Korean home pixilates family life, Denmark has a house like a 3D puzzle and there's one with three towers and a drawbridge in Scotland. An Italian palace has had an 800 year makeover, X marks the spot for a house in Spain and a home in Florida is a treetop woodland getaway.

Friday
Jun 12
8am | 7c
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
Jun 12
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
Jun 12
11am | 10c
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
Jul 10
11am | 10c
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
Jul 24
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 6

Cliffhanger, Pod, Hammock

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes an Australian house based on the shape of the letter K, one like a giant Monopoly piece in Portugal, a Californian home inspired by a lotus flower and a Japanese residence that looks like a subway station. A French home looks like an eye gazing over the Mediterranean, Austria has a futuristic portable pod inspired by nomads, there's a house shaped like a hammock in Paraguay and South Africa has a high-tech mountain house. A closet project turned into a whole house in California, a fairy tale inspired a snake-like home in Lithuania and a car elevator leads to a cliff-face residence in Laguna Beach.

Friday
Jun 17
6:30am | 5:30c
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
Jun 24
6:30am | 5:30c

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