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.
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.
A dangerous request from the Smith family in a Missouri flood zone forces the Raneys into the homestead challenge of their lives as they build a dam and plan an entire cabin move. To save the family's business, Matt embarks on a knife shop remodel.
The Raneys create their first-ever self-automated homestead in the fierce Alaskan wilderness to function while firefighters Kim and Casey Boespflug are away on duty.
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.
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?
A homestead in serious danger of a raging California wildfire prompts Marty to clear cut surrounding trees and create an evacuation ark for the Grants' livestock while Matt devises a unique layer of fire protection to save the home from destruction.
Marty takes on a risky first-time build - a huge diverter trench to deflect the torrents of storm water devastating the homestead of musician Lou and his girlfriend Stacy. But with a huge storm forecast, no one can predict if this rescue will succeed.
Shocked to find a bear den near the Counter family's Colorado homestead, the Raneys build an old school root cellar and innovative greenhouse and attempt to inspire two off-grid reluctant teenage sisters to help bring their father's dream to life.
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.