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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 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.

Thursday
Aug 22
2pm | 1c
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.

Thursday
Aug 22
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 6

Egg Shaped, Laser, Jungle

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a South African house with an all-seeing eye, an egg-shaped floating home on an English river, a New York residence that explodes with colour and one with a seven-level playground in Belgium. Cave-dwelling takes on a whole new meaning in Italy, Western style collides with the Middle-East in a Californian house and tradition is laser-cut in a Russian home. An Australian townhouse hides in the jungle while a Korean home puts on a steely face, there's a black and white answer to a building problem in Germany and smart salvage has created a rough, tough residence in New Mexico.

Thursday
Aug 22
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 5

An Ark, Spider and Tree-Hugger

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.

Thursday
Aug 22
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
Sep 5
9am | 8c
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
Sep 5
10am | 9c
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
Sep 5
11am | 10c
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
Sep 5
12pm | 11c
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
Sep 5
1pm | 12c
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
Sep 5
2pm | 1c
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
Sep 5
3pm | 2c
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
Sep 5
4pm | 3c
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
Sep 5
5pm | 4c
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.

Thursday
Sep 26
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.

Thursday
Sep 26
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 11

Storybook, Eyebrow, Boxes

From the dazzling to the daring, to the downright bizarre, we're inside the world's most extreme homes. This amazing assortment includes a Mexican house that literally lights up. a fairy-tale cottage in Canada fit for a hobbit in Canada, an Australian home that soars over stormy seas and a home shaped like a pile of boxes in Korea. A raised eyebrow adorns a home in Oregon while a modern designer graces a French chateau. Eleven cubes stack up for a house in Spain, traditional decoration goes modern in Russia, and history comes to life in Italy. A house in Colorado was inspired by barnacles and there's a space-station home in the Connecticut woods.

Thursday
Sep 26
11am | 10c
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.

Thursday
Sep 26
12pm | 11c
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.

Thursday
Sep 26
1pm | 12c
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.

Thursday
Sep 26
2pm | 1c
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.

Thursday
Sep 26
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 6

Egg Shaped, Laser, Jungle

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a South African house with an all-seeing eye, an egg-shaped floating home on an English river, a New York residence that explodes with colour and one with a seven-level playground in Belgium. Cave-dwelling takes on a whole new meaning in Italy, Western style collides with the Middle-East in a Californian house and tradition is laser-cut in a Russian home. An Australian townhouse hides in the jungle while a Korean home puts on a steely face, there's a black and white answer to a building problem in Germany and smart salvage has created a rough, tough residence in New Mexico.

Thursday
Sep 26
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 5

An Ark, Spider and Tree-Hugger

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.

Thursday
Sep 26
5pm | 4c

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