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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 5, Episode 9

Butterfly, Mountain, Violin

Friday
Jul 10

11am | 10c

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.

Friday
Jul 24

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
Jul 24

9am | 8c

Season 5, Episode 10

Secret, Shoe, Art

Friday
Jul 24

10am | 9c

Season 5, Episode 6

Honeypot, Fortress, Windmill

Friday
Jul 24

11am | 10c

Season 2, Episode 2

Hideaway, Body House, Pyramid

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes an Australian house wedged into the dunes, a corregated steel residence in Japan, a house in a cave where outlaws used to hide in Arkansas and a pocket skyscraper in Thailand. An Italian alpine chalet mirrors the mountains, Vietnam has a house which is an evolving work of art while one in Massachusetts is a sculpture. A curved glass pavilion in Switzerland melts into the landscape and Ohio has a pyramid fit for a pharaoh. There's a body-shaped home in Holland, Florida has a tranquil haven that deflects hurricanes and one home has everything as its opposite in Lithuania.

Friday
Aug 7

8am | 7c

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 8

Wrapped, Shiny, Rocks

Friday
Aug 7

11am | 10c

Season 2, Episode 12

Bridge, Wedge, Cloud

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes an American home which is like discovering a lost civilization, a house in Japan shaped like a staircase, one in South Africa which is so well-camouflaged that it almost vanishes into the wilderness and an Australian residence whose owners think they're living on Cloud Nine. Germany has a six-story wedge, Mexico has a seaside home made out of a bridge, every exterior wall possible has been made out of glass in Oakland and there's a self-styled temple to the gods in France. A Norwegian house nestles in a tree, a Portuguese one honors a whole forest and there's a pyramid home in Seattle perched on top of a skyscraper.

Friday
Aug 28

8am | 7c

Season 2, Episode 13

Greenhouse, Nest, Secret Agent

This remarkable collection of homes from all over the world includes a Moroccan home that was restored with a cotton swab, a home in Japan that helps its owners communicate and a French residence that was built with banana containers. We'll discover a home covered with synthetic turf in Austria, a hideaway cool enough for a secret agent in Switzerland and a residence in New York that boasts a 75 foot cantilever over the sea. New Zealand claims a modest dwelling where you can see the city but the city can't see you, fallen down ruins become home to a family in Scotland and we'll take you to an English mansion where rock stars and kings have partied for 400 years. There's a South African residence that floats in mid-air and a Mexican oasis that was inspired by a massive bird's nest.

Friday
Aug 28

9am | 8c

Season 4, Episode 10

Abstract, Flying, Waterfall

Friday
Aug 28

10am | 9c

Season 5, Episode 4

Chocolate, Fibreglass, Crystal

Friday
Aug 28

11am | 10c

Season 5, Episode 13

Wine, Snow, Sunshine

Thursday
Sep 3

9am | 8c

Season 4, Episode 12

Giant, Plastic, Surprise

Thursday
Sep 3

10am | 9c

Season 5, Episode 5

Boulder, Treetop, Spaceship

Thursday
Sep 3

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 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 4, Episode 5

Extreme Homes including a tree hugger and spaces inspired by noah's ark, a spider, and more.

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house in New Mexico that looks like a piece of pottery, a Japanese home more like origami, a psychedelic Danish condo and an 860 year old English abbey. Australia has a very modern old boathouse, Florida goes for colorful whimsy and four kinds of home become one in Spain. A South Korean house pays tribute the past and honors the future, a home in Florida resembles a spider in the sand, Germany has a modern Noah's Ark and a Canadian residence is a real tree-hugger.

Friday
Sep 18

11am | 10c

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