Extreme Homes

Ended Thursday / 7:00pm HGTV 45 min.
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 7

27 Episodes

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A tree house that resembles an eyeball is featured.
Mar 08 2013
Greenhouse, Nest, Secret Agent
Jan 01 2013
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes an American home which is like discovering a lost civilization, a house in Japan shaped like a staircase, one in South Africa which is so well-camouflaged that it almost vanishes into the wilderness and an Australian residence whose owners think they're living on Cloud Nine. Germany has a six-story wedge, Mexico has a seaside home made out of a bridge, every exterior wall possible has been made out of glass in Oakland and there's a self-styled temple to the gods in France. A Norwegian house nestles in a tree, a Portuguese one honors a whole forest and there's a pyramid home in Seattle perched on top of a skyscraper.
Dec 20 2012
Castle, Factory, Cliffside
Dec 13 2012
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a South African residence complete with two human-size nests, a Californian home that blends into the landscape and a Japanese home that is left open to the street because it has no doors. There's a dwelling no bigger than a shed in Oregon, a Brazilian residence that also houses thousands of books, a tree house made from recycled materials in Texas and an Australian home inspired by a mythical creature called a gryphon. Country living and cutting edge design collide in France and a Mexican house zigzags down a hillside while a once-ruined English hunting lodge is perfect for parties and a residence in California features a human aquarium.
Dec 06 2012
Featured: a guarded mansion in South Africa; a home that resembles a flashlight in Portugal; a Dutch abode made out of glass triangles; a London apartment with a hole cut in the center of it; and a Japanese residence made partly from tires.
Nov 29 2012
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, from a castle made entirely of mud to a home shaped like a sphere, from one built deep in a cave to a home that looks like a snake, and find out what makes them all so unique.
Nov 23 2012
Featured: an English home built beneath a wildflower meadow; an Australian abode perched atop a 1000-foot cliff; and a home constructed out of old shipping containers in Chile. Also: ruins in Portugal; a PVC bubble in France; a California residence perfect for performing arts; an ode to black and white in Hollywood; a Brazilian fig-tree house; and a glass farmhouse in Oregon.
Nov 22 2012
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes an Australian house based on the shape of the letter K, one like a giant Monopoly piece in Portugal, a Californian home inspired by a lotus flower and a Japanese residence that looks like a subway station. A French home looks like an eye gazing over the Mediterranean, Austria has a futuristic portable pod inspired by nomads, there's a house shaped like a hammock in Paraguay and South Africa has a high-tech mountain house. A closet project turned into a whole house in California, a fairy tale inspired a snake-like home in Lithuania and a car elevator leads to a cliff-face residence in Laguna Beach.
Nov 15 2012
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a French bubble palace, a house in Virginia where the building materials dictated the style, a Dutch rhomboid-shaped residence and one made from soda bottles in Argentina. Two become one in Hong Kong, while a house in Portugal combines excitement with economy, a home in Wisconsin spirals out from solid stone and an Italian residence is a tiny cube. Australia has a live-in library, a home in Montana combines silver stainless with raw rusty steel and a Japanese house mirrors the world.
Nov 08 2012
Nov 01 2012
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house hidden behind a wooden grille in Italy, a wave-form residence in California and an Austrian residence that's rusting beautifully. Lithuania has a round house built from sticks while there's an all-American house in Japan, a topsy-turvy home in Brazil has everything upside down and there's one in Australia that looks like a fence. Spain goes for the spaceship style, a house in Arkansas towers above the forest while one in San Francisco defies gravity and in Argentina a home takes the molecular approach and is light, incredibly strong and surprisingly portable.
Oct 25 2012
Dwellings include a glass box in Switzerland, an outlaw cave in the Arkansas wild and a pyramid in rural Ohio.
Oct 18 2012
Oct 11 2012

Season 6

8 Episodes

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Season 5

13 Episodes

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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.
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Featured: the ultimate in luxury holiday homes in Spain; an Italian abode that has been built around 1000-year-old olive trees; a new house in Ireland constructed out of stones rich in history; and a South African residence that relies on stilts for safety. Also: a Japanese fortress; an Australian bunker; and a log cabin in Montana.
Jun 16 2014
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.
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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.
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Season 4

13 Episodes

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Jun 06 2014
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a hi-tech party house in California, an English residence inside a six-story Gothic tower, a home in South Korea that looks like a fish tail and a Swedish island home that was used in a Hollywood movie. Several stone igloos come together to make a home in France while there's one constructed entirely from sandbags in California and South Africa has a modern residence with a thatched roof. An Australian house is shaped like a boomerang, a fourteenth-century home in Italy has been updated for today while Canada has a modern take on a traditional log cabin and an ultra-modern home in Florida has been built to take on hurricanes.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house built to mimic a leaf in Utah, a Russian residence that looks like a shipwreck, a suburban home with lofty ambitions in Canada and a Portuguese residence that runs up a hill. A home in Oregon fights nature with nature, an Australian House soars like a butterfly and a Japanese residence is to die for. Arizona has a home blasted clean out of a mountain while Italy has an upside down one, there's a magical house in a German forest and an English castle has been home to the same family for 27 generations.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a giant converted synagogue in Miami, a Dutch residence built to mimic an American canyon, an inhabitable sculpture in Canada and a Spanish home that stands tall on stilts. A modern French residence has been grafted onto the ruins of an ancient farmhouse, a South Korean home takes minimalism to the extreme and an Australian beach house can take whatever the weather throws at it. An Arizonan home has been built like a bridge while an English residence can only be reached by one, Belgium has a house that curves with the landscape and Japanese shrine meets Native American long house in a Washington State home.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Californian desert house open to the sky, a Japanese sliver of a residence like a shark's fin, a home in Australia that is more campsite than house and one in Colorado that looks like a UFO has landed. A German residence spins like a flower turning to the sun, an English home is a dream come true for train lovers and Russia has an apartment that wants to be a palace. A Connecticut home is like a concrete colossus while an Italian one has tiny turrets, Belgium goes for a super-sleek glass house and a home shaped like a ship has run aground in Washington.
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Season 3

13 Episodes

This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house in Woodstock where color has run riot, a Czech home that hides from its neighbors, while an Australian one is a mother's dream come true and a residence in Charleston has a magnetic attraction. A Spanish villa sports an orange and blue rubber roof, Scotland has a home hanging off the edge of a 125 foot tall cliff, a French residence is both greenhouse and cave dwelling at the same time and Germany has a house you can take with you on your journey through life. A house in Brazil looks ready to leap off a hillside, you can move the walls of an English residence at will, an Indonesian dwelling is a little slice of Paradise and upstate New York has a home that fuses urban style with rural space.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Canadian home with voluptuous curves, a really skinny house in Belgium, a floating pad in the heart of London and a contemporary cosy cottage in upstate New York. An Indonesian home is made entirely from bamboo while a house in Los Angeles is covered in broken crockery and a New York residence is one big treasure hunt. England has a house within a home, a dwelling in New Zealand is pure fantasy, Norway has a high-tech haven and there's a residence in Massachusetts like an airplane about to take off.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a farmhouse in England with a resident dragon, a home in Florida where the inside can be outside, an Australian residence inspired by a sci-fi movie and a geodesic dome home in New York. A treehouse in Canada has sixteen different levels, Morocco has a glass palace, while a forest dwelling in Oregon gets its own fan mail and the walls of a home in England can be moved around to suit the occasion. Belgium has a residence like a giant teepee, there's a mansion in Las Vegas made from bottles and Holland has a houseboat bigger than many of the homes around it.
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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 and a home in Canada that seems to be on the slide. A South African home is perched in a tree to get the best view of giraffes, a house in London is a cartoon caricature of its neighbors, while a Pennsylvania residence is straight out of a fairytale and there's one in Argentina built around a tree. A house in Seattle has been designed to withstand the fiercest storms, England has a bachelor pad fit for a secret agent, there's an architectural tribute to Roman engineering in Australia and a French chateau looks entirely at home in North Carolina.
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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, one in Texas that uses bones as a design feature and a German residence that arrives shrink-wrapped. A Japanese concept for living has inspired a home in the heart of L.A. while geometry has given a twist to an Australian house and Indonesia has one that made a young boy's dream come true. Florida has an island home where self-sufficiency and luxury living go hand in hand, a residence in Idaho has been built like a fortress to defend against the harsh desert surroundings, there's a house that rises up like a periscope in the Czech Republic and a Dutch home appears to have crash-landed in the countryside.
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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 Californian residence which is smaller than a regular bathroom and a bamboo house built against the clock in Belgium. London, England, has the ultimate bachelor pad, an apartment block in The Netherlands has a wavy roof and France has a beach-front home built into a bunker. A Chilean residence has a canal running through it, a house in Berkeley looks like a primitive sea-creature, the neighbors can't see past the tattoos in Australia and a Seattle house has a floating putting green.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a mega-mansion in Las Vegas, a pink Czech house with slopes instead of stairs, a private haven hidden behind a maze in Australia and a Miami penthouse that looks down on passing aircraft. You can chalk pictures on a house in Belgium, London has a towering residential tank with all-round views while a home in California is smaller than a regular bathroom. Extreme thatching crowns a house in The Netherlands, a Florida home is a fisherman's dream, there's a treasure trove of ancient beams in Canada and there's a geometrical oceanside classic in California.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Swiss residence which could be straight out of a fairytale, a houseboat flying high in London, a home in Los Angeles which makes an exhibition of itself and an Indonesian one that's designed on the principles of Yoga. A quarter of a million pieces make up one house in California, a home in Canada is picture-perfect and there's one in Belgium inspired by the Golden Age of ocean liners. A Virginian home has a mind of its own, an Argentinian residence brings together industrial design, sand dunes and the forest while a house in England is modelled on a fossil and there's one in Arizona made literally from dirt.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a residence in The Hamptons with its own pyramid, a Polish house which is little more than a corridor and a home in Australia that was built to beat the bugs. A house in New York features marble floors from the Vatican, one in Switzerland has a library shaped like a ship's prow, an Indonesian home has a staircase inspired by the artist M.C. Escher and there's a house hidden under a 300 year old barn in England. A home in Germany was once a water tower, a Mexican house has a freshwater pond inside while one in Seattle fulfils a young boy's dream and a Spanish residence is hanging right off the edge of a cliff.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a residence in Florida where even the family dogs have temperature controlled quarters, a New Zealand house you can move when the going gets rough and a home in Morocco that's been restored to the way it was when President Roosevelt came to dinner. A house in Canada looks like two ships dragged up on a beach while one in Wisconsin resembles an Egyptian temple, a Japanese home is made from sun-dried soil and there's a houseboat like a Manhattan loft in the Czech Republic. A trip to the bathroom in a Mexican home could make you dizzy, a house in Thailand is entirely clad in glass louvers, a Brazilian residence has been all the way around the world and a subterranean box room in Seattle makes a comfortable condo.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a residence in New York designed to keep its residents eternally young, a Japanese house that got squeezed upwards, concrete blocks have been used as a design feature in a Seattle home and France has one that has been treated like a blank canvas by its artist-owner. The owners of a Swedish home love living on the edge, there's a house in Argentina shaped like a pile of bricks and another like an urban tree house in South Africa. The rocky landscape has inspired a residence in New Zealand while some homeowners in Los Angeles have built an entire new wing just to house their art collection, the facade of an Australian house is covered with a huge picture of a Hollywood celebrity and steel cocoon meets over sized fence in a very unusual Austrian residence.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Las Vegas residence inspired by the European Renaissance, a Japanese house which has been wrapped in glass, a home based on giant beehive shapes made of stacked stones in South Africa and a tiny New York apartment with room to spare. Mexico has a house designed around a piano while a home near Death Valley seems to hover over the desert. There's a 21st Century traditional house in Thailand and a DIY bachelor treehouse in New Zealand. A Bishop's bathing pavilion has been turned into a home in Wales, a four-bedroom family house overlooking the ocean in Chile only cost $120,000 and a 350 year old Moroccan residence has risen from a pile of rubble.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a residence hanging from a cliff in New Zealand, a cement castle in the South African wilderness, a hideaway home in Brazil and a house that seems to sail out of the ground in Australia. An American desert home looks like a pile of boulders, some Japanese apartments use giant petals for protection and the light from a house near San Francisco can be seen ten miles away. There's a brand new ancient house in the mountains of Morocco, a Californian home pretends to be much bigger than it really is, while what looks like a tower in Spain turns out to be a very modern home under ground and a London residence is simply bursting with color.
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Season 2

13 Episodes

This remarkable collection of homes from all over the world includes a Moroccan home that was restored with a cotton swab, a home in Japan that helps its owners communicate and a French residence that was built with banana containers. We'll discover a home covered with synthetic turf in Austria, a hideaway cool enough for a secret agent in Switzerland and a residence in New York that boasts a 75 foot cantilever over the sea. New Zealand claims a modest dwelling where you can see the city but the city can't see you, fallen down ruins become home to a family in Scotland and we'll take you to an English mansion where rock stars and kings have partied for 400 years. There's a South African residence that floats in mid-air and a Mexican oasis that was inspired by a massive bird's nest.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes an American home which is like discovering a lost civilization, a house in Japan shaped like a staircase, one in South Africa which is so well-camouflaged that it almost vanishes into the wilderness and an Australian residence whose owners think they're living on Cloud Nine. Germany has a six-story wedge, Mexico has a seaside home made out of a bridge, every exterior wall possible has been made out of glass in Oakland and there's a self-styled temple to the gods in France. A Norwegian house nestles in a tree, a Portuguese one honors a whole forest and there's a pyramid home in Seattle perched on top of a skyscraper.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Peruvian house that clings onto the cliff side, a romantic loch-side haven in Scotland, a Chilean home inspired by a mongrel dog and a luxurious family residence in a shabby, Australian factory. A modern mansion disappears into the trees in Virginia, while South Africa has a brand new castle, a French house looks like a child's line-drawing and a Mexican home was designed with horses in mind. There's a house in Holland you can clone, a home with two helicopter pads in California and one in Japan built where no-one thought it was possible.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a South African residence complete with two human-size nests, a California home that pops out of a meadow and a Japanese home that is left open to the street because it has no doors. There's a dwelling no bigger than a shed in Oregon, a Brazilian residence built for books as much as people, a tree house made from recycled materials in Texas and an Australian home inspired by a mythical creature called a gryphon. Country living and cutting edge design collide in France and a Mexican house zigzags down a hillside while a once-ruined English hunting lodge is perfect for parties and a residence in Southern California features a human aquarium.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a luxury mansion in South Africa with sixteen security guards, one shaped like a giant flashlight in Portugal, a Dutch remodel made of glass triangles, a London apartment with a hole cut down the center and a house in New Mexico with no utility bills. A Japanese home whose walls are full of holes, a Baja tower with a criminal past, one in Arizona suspended over a creek, an Australian beach house with a crumpled roof, a Paris townhouse inspired by a tree and a hurricane-proof house in Florida.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Portuguese house built inside a ruin, a PVC bubble in France, a Californian home designed for performing arts and a residence beneath a wildflower meadow in England. A Japanese house makes a great deal from very little, while one in Australia is perched on a thousand-foot cliff top, California has a black-and-white masterpiece in the Hollywood Hills and a Brazilian home sits high in a fig tree. A Thai residence is based on a journey through life, there's one in Chile made from old shipping containers and Oregon has a glass farmhouse.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a French bubble palace, a house in Virginia where the building materials dictated the style, a Dutch rhomboid-shaped residence and one made from soda bottles in Argentina. Two become one in Hong Kong, while a house in Portugal combines excitement with economy, a home in Wisconsin spirals out from solid stone and an Italian residence is a tiny cube. Australia has a live-in library, a home in Montana combines silver stainless with raw rusty steel and a Japanese house mirrors the world.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes an Australian house based on the shape of the letter K, one like a giant Monopoly piece in Portugal, a Californian home inspired by a lotus flower and a Japanese residence that looks like a subway station. A French home looks like an eye gazing over the Mediterranean, Austria has a futuristic portable pod inspired by nomads, there's a house shaped like a hammock in Paraguay and South Africa has a high-tech mountain house. A closet project turned into a whole house in California, a fairy tale inspired a snake-like home in Lithuania and a car elevator leads to a cliff-face residence in Laguna Beach.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a high-flying metal house in Australia, a Peruvian residence that snakes through the trees and one like a nest on stilts in Japan. A traditional ranch home in Massachusetts has been pulled into a bigger shape, you can literally be in the dog house in Idaho and there is one in Lithuania designed to be played with. Plow lines inspired a New York house, ancient meets modern by an Italian lake, Chile has a cliffside house with three boat hulls overlooking the sea, there's a house based on a Picasso painting in Spain and an Austrian residence has an entire village built right inside.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house hidden behind a wooden grille in Italy, a wave-form residence in California and an Austrian residence that's rusting beautifully. Lithuania has a round house built from sticks while there's an all-American house in Japan, a topsy-turvy home in Brazil has everything upside down and there's one in Australia that looks like a fence. Spain goes for the spaceship style, a house in Arkansas towers above the forest while one in San Francisco defies gravity and in Argentina a home takes the molecular approach and is light, incredibly strong and surprisingly portable.
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This extraordinary collection of homes from all over the world includes a five hundred year old Lithuanian house in a glass box, while Australia has one inspired by a mailbox, Arizona has a surprisingly cool residence made of steel and Peru pays homage to an Incan tomb. A crescent shape guarantees a view of Mount Fuji from every room in Japan, Chile has one that's a cave, a house and a tent all at the same time while Holland offers spaceship style living and a traditional looking Mar Vista bungalow in LA turns out to be anything but.
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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes an Australian house wedged into the dunes, a corregated steel residence in Japan, a house in a cave where outlaws used to hide in Arkansas and a pocket skyscraper in Thailand. An Italian alpine chalet mirrors the mountains, Vietnam has a house which is an evolving work of art while one in Massachusetts is a sculpture. A curved glass pavilion in Switzerland melts into the landscape and Ohio has a pyramid fit for a pharaoh. There's a body-shaped home in Holland, Florida has a tranquil haven that deflects hurricanes and one home has everything as its opposite in Lithuania.
Oct 11 2012
This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a house with six giant leaves for a roof in Brazil, one in Spain inspired by a freeway, a home in the Arizona desert shaped like a scorpion and a Lithuanian residence that seems to disappear into the forest. Japan offers a house designed to help you stay young, in Holland one architect puts upstairs where the downstairs should be, Thailand has a home that's a luxury bunker, in Florida there's a house you can park your airplane inside, and playing with kids' blocks led to the Rolling Dice House in Australia.
Oct 04 2012

Season 1

6 Episodes

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This amazing assortment of homes from all over the world includes a Brazilian home shaped like a white box , a house in Vermont that's a palatial palace in the snow, an oasis in Phoenix built between two huge mountains and a pod house in New York straight out of a sci-fi movie. Sweden gives us a home that with a turn of a crank extends out like an accordion, Mexico has an underground home shaped like a flower, there's a home in Austria whose owners can pick up and move anywhere, and in the Arizona desert a there's house that looks like a dozen colorful Easter eggs. On the island of Grenada, we'll find a castle on the sand, in the Brazilian rainforest, a house that is suspended in mid-air and on the island of Hawaii, a shell house that takes beach living to a whole new level.
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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, from a castle made entirely of mud to a home shaped like a sphere, from one built deep in a cave to a home that looks like a snake, and find out what makes them all so unique.
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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 - from a cliffside home perched on top of a waterfall to one that is built out of cargo containers, from a home in the middle of a Brazilian rain forest to one that looks like a whale - and find out what makes them all so unique.
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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 - from a home carved right into the side of a red rock canyon to one that is built completely underground, from a home suspended in mid-air to one that is concrete from the floors to the furniture - and find out what makes them all so unique.
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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. Construction to completion, take an up-close look at some of the world's most spectacular houses ever built - from a modern Italian castle to a seaside house made of refrigerator panels, from a floating home that was a ferry boat to a spherical house that revolves with the sun - and find out what makes them all so unique.
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