Ben Sargent is headed to Burlington, Vermont, to meet the Brandt Family. Artist Maea and tennis coach Rob live with their two young daughters in Burlington Center. The Brandts would like Ben and his build team to renovate their 100-year-old carriage barn into a part-time family play space, part-time rustic rental property.
A Burlington, Vermont, couple hires Ben to transform the top floor of their century-old barn into a retreat for family and potential renters. Ben and his team get to work building a bed nook and a spa-like area with a clawfoot tub, but the crew must work quickly to avoid disaster when a structural beam under them almost gives way.
A couple in the storybook village of Richmond, Vermont, want to get Ben and Lee's thoughts on their run-down storage shed before they tear it down. After clearing out the space, Ben sees an opportunity to transform the space into rustic rental complete with a cozy sleeping loft and vintage kitchen.
Ben and the crew head to the mountains of Montgomery, Vermont, to check out a ski shed that a family wants to transform into a boutique-style rental for visitors. The team insulates the space for four-season comfort and adds a bathroom, kitchenette and a surprise creation from Ben.
A client asks Ben Sargent to restore a dilapidated caboose to its original glory. Ben thinks the turn-of-the-century-caboose will make a mint as a one-of-a-kind rental but finishing on time and budget will be difficult for his crew.
Ben Sargent heads to the tiny town of Wardsboro, Vermont, to turn his good friends' 1800s barn into a decadent entertaining space and a first-class rental to take advantage of the snowmobile vacationers who come to the area.
A couple calls on Ben Sargent to work his magic and build them their castle in the clouds. Working over 60 feet in the air, Ben and his team create a fantasy treehouse retreat with mountain views that would be any renter's dream.
An engaged couple looking to save money for their wedding buys a gutted Airstream land yacht and wants Ben Sargent to turn it into a unique space they can rent out. Ben and Patrick work quickly, using bent Luan wood to frame the inside of the curved structure and building a charming kitchenette with breakfast bar that takes in the breathtaking views of the mountains. After adding a dining nook that turns into a queen-size bed and additional storage pods to maximize rental potential, Ben is convinced this dream Airstream will make the couple a pretty penny.
A couple in tourist hot spot Charleston, SC, has a detached poolside storage garage they want Ben Sargent to transform into a decent rental. The team gets to work, opening up the ceiling to make two sleeping lofts in what was once the attic. They then make a bathroom out of an existing storage closet and combine three single windows into one that can swing open to a pool with a bar. To drive home the nautical theme, Ben goes on an oyster hunt and adds the shells to the faces of all the existing cabinetry in the space.
A Charleston, SC, couple taps Ben Sargent and the boys to help salvage a small metal shed in disrepair. Ben immediately sees big rental potential in the bunker-type structure, so the guys get to work adding new windows and French doors as well as a deck to take advantage of the waterfront views. Inside, Ben adds a kitchenette and rehabs an old existing tool cabinet into a top-shelf bar. Finally, Ben goes on a hunt for shrimp boat parts that he turns into the perfect dining and card table as the finishing touch on this ultimate man cave.