Toxic land plagues this Kentucky homestead, so the Raneys must build the Rains family a hillside garden, turn a cave into a goat fortress, and find uncontaminated water deep underground.
Stranded on a cliff in their RV, amputee Jeff Tatsch and wife Carol need a livable home, water, and a place to grow food, so the Raneys build an entire cabin from scratch on solid ground and harness a source of water from a natural spring.
Marty embarks on an ambitious, off-grid hydropower system after Tennessee storms obliterate the Reathifords' power source while Matt creates a meat smoker, but a surprise accident leads to a construction site injury for one of the Raneys.
A day in, Marty is hit with a bombshell the old well he's come to fix has already claimed its first victim. To set the Dagues on a path to self-sufficiency, the Raneys try to deliver a long-term water source, protein supply, and sustainable power.
The Raneys return to Alaska to discover their own homestead in utter disrepair. Beetle kill has destroyed their only access, so they race to build a steel tram before the deep freeze sets in. But can it withstand the force of a 7.2 earthquake?
The Raneys must move an entire cabin into the flood zone as Marty's dam is put to the test. A surprise arrival of chicks means Misty needs a clever upgrade for a ravaged chicken coop. And Matt crafts a knife blade in the Smiths' newly improved foundry.
Marty helps Oregon homesteaders April and Mike Kondash build a barn, Misty creates her first-ever subterranean garden, and Matt finds a humane approach to a mysterious predator threat.
Threatened by an approaching wildfire, Stuart & Toni Rinker need a quick solution to their failing Idaho homestead. The Raneys plan to fire-proof the Rinkers' cabin and build a firebreak, but will Stuart's opposition jeopardize success and their lives?