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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.
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 house in Berkeley that looks like a primitive sea-creature and a Seattle house with a floating putting green.

Friday
Jun 8
3pm | 2c
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, a Texas home that uses bones as a design feature and a German residence that arrives shrink-wrapped.

Friday
Jun 8
4pm | 3c
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, a South African home perched in a tree and a bachelor pad in England fit for a secret agent.

Friday
Jun 8
5pm | 4c
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.

Thursday
Jun 21
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 2

Jigsaw, Bubble, Spires

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Californian home modelled on a spy plane, a Japanese origami-style residence in Northern Ireland, a glass house with no internal walls in The Netherlands and a medieval-inspired new-build in Idaho. Mexico has a whole series of crazily-colored bubble homes, there's a wooden lodge in Denmark that's like a giant jigsaw puzzle and weird spires sticking out of a hillside create a home in Italy. An Australian home got bigger by shrinking, a house in California has been designed to withstand falling trees while one in South Korea has a striped skin and a French chalet takes after-ski luxury to a new level.

Thursday
Jun 21
1pm | 12c
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.

Thursday
Jun 21
2pm | 1c
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.

Thursday
Jun 21
3pm | 2c
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.

Thursday
Jun 21
4pm | 3c
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.

Thursday
Jun 21
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 6

Cliffhanger, Pod, Hammock

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house shaped like a giant Monopoly piece in Portugal, a Californian home inspired by a lotus flower, a Japanese residence that looks like a subway station and a futuristic portable pod in Austria inspired by nomads.

Friday
Sep 14
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 12

Bridge, Wedge, Cloud

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house in Japan shaped like a staircase, a seaside home in Mexico made out of a bridge, an all-glass home in Oakland and a pyramid home in Seattle perched on top of a skyscraper.

Friday
Sep 14
9am | 8c
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
Sep 14
10am | 9c
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
Sep 14
11am | 10c
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.

Thursday
Nov 1
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 2

Jigsaw, Bubble, Spires

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Californian home modelled on a spy plane, a Japanese origami-style residence in Northern Ireland, a glass house with no internal walls in The Netherlands and a medieval-inspired new-build in Idaho. Mexico has a whole series of crazily-colored bubble homes, there's a wooden lodge in Denmark that's like a giant jigsaw puzzle and weird spires sticking out of a hillside create a home in Italy. An Australian home got bigger by shrinking, a house in California has been designed to withstand falling trees while one in South Korea has a striped skin and a French chalet takes after-ski luxury to a new level.

Thursday
Nov 1
9am | 8c
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.

Thursday
Nov 1
10am | 9c
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.

Thursday
Nov 1
11am | 10c
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.

Thursday
Nov 1
12pm | 11c
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.

Thursday
Nov 1
1pm | 12c
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.

Thursday
Nov 1
2pm | 1c
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.

Thursday
Nov 1
3pm | 2c
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.

Thursday
Nov 1
4pm | 3c
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.

Thursday
Nov 1
5pm | 4c

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