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What does it take to build a house totally off the grid in some of the most unforgiving terrain on the planet? We follow a cast of characters who set out to construct three incredible cabins in the obscure Alaskan wilderness. With no roads and no building supply centers, they’ll have to get creative in a new season of Building Alaska.
Season 12, Episode 3

Grain Bin Getaway

Retired fighter pilot Mike Oldenkamp is determined to build a grain bin-style cabin that honors his wife Teresa's Midwestern roots. As the Alaskan winter looms, the couple battles to complete their cabin before the weather stops them in their tracks.

Sunday
Nov 29
8pm | 7c
Season 12, Episode 4

Denali Dream Cabin

First-time builders Amy and Matt Hill brave the frozen landscape as they race to build a cabin in the dead of winter for their snowmobile adventures. They quickly discover that building in freezing temperatures is more challenging than they thought.

Sunday
Nov 29
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 7

Knock This Thing Out

As winter barrels down on Alaska, the builders scramble to complete their heating systems. Chappie must climb an extremely tall ladder to cut a hole in his roof, Jeff and his friend Andy build a hearth and Chris fixes a leak in his chimney so he can complete work indoors.

Sunday
Nov 29
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 8

Sky's the Limit

As the final days of their builds approach, the builders work to complete their cabins. Jeff Erickson helicopters in the remaining furniture for his cabin, Chris Sewell's team works hard through the night to get the interior floors installed at Judd Lake and Chappie's team pushes themselves to finish the cabin's ladders, kitchen and master bedroom at East Butterfly Lake.

Sunday
Nov 29
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 4

Denali Dream Cabin

First-time builders Amy and Matt Hill brave the frozen landscape as they race to build a cabin in the dead of winter for their snowmobile adventures. They quickly discover that building in freezing temperatures is more challenging than they thought.

Monday
Nov 30
12am | 11c
Season 8, Episode 7

Knock This Thing Out

As winter barrels down on Alaska, the builders scramble to complete their heating systems. Chappie must climb an extremely tall ladder to cut a hole in his roof, Jeff and his friend Andy build a hearth and Chris fixes a leak in his chimney so he can complete work indoors.

Monday
Nov 30
1am | 12c
Season 8, Episode 8

Sky's the Limit

As the final days of their builds approach, the builders work to complete their cabins. Jeff Erickson helicopters in the remaining furniture for his cabin, Chris Sewell's team works hard through the night to get the interior floors installed at Judd Lake and Chappie's team pushes themselves to finish the cabin's ladders, kitchen and master bedroom at East Butterfly Lake.

Monday
Nov 30
2am | 1c
Season 12, Episode 3

Grain Bin Getaway

Retired fighter pilot Mike Oldenkamp is determined to build a grain bin-style cabin that honors his wife Teresa's Midwestern roots. As the Alaskan winter looms, the couple battles to complete their cabin before the weather stops them in their tracks.

Monday
Nov 30
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 1

The Race Is On

The return of spring in Alaska means the race is on for three builders to begin constructing homes in the remote wilderness before the inevitable return of winter shuts them down. Three builders begin construction on a fishing retreat near Anchorage, a ski hut close to Valdez and a getaway log cabin in the Southeast corner of remote Alaska. Before breaking ground, one builder has to fly to his build site to inspect the piece of land he purchased without ever stepping foot on it, breaking the number one rule of land buying.

Tuesday
Dec 1
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 2

A Helicopter Drop, the Art of Scribing, and a Thousand-Dollar Mistake

The challenges of building homes in remote Alaska continues as Lee orchestrates a massive eighteen-load helicopter drop to deliver the equipment and supplies he'll need to build a two-story cabin on Bulchitna Lake. Elsewhere, Derek handcrafts logs with a scriber and begins the tedious process of cataloging each piece of wood that will eventually be helicoptered over to his build site. Plus, Tony forgets a crucial item back in town that sets him back over a thousand dollars.

Tuesday
Dec 1
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 3

Destructive Forces

Tony Malone's crew outside of Haines, Alaska, get a visit from a hungry bear. Builder Lee Raymond faces challenges when working closely with family. Derek Galbraith reveals the tragic story behind the heli-skiing industry in Valdez, Alaska.

Tuesday
Dec 1
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 7

The Missing Helicopter

Lee's crew scrambles to correct a mistake after a mighty framing miscalculation at Bulchitna Lake. Tony makes a dangerous call to fix a problem that could destroy his own log cabin and potentially injure his team, and excitement builds for Derek's crew as transport of the ski hut begins, until the helicopter goes missing and sends the crew into an outright panic while they wait for answers.

Tuesday
Dec 1
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 8

Panic Button

Lee's crew must push through waves of mosquitoes and fatigue to finish the deck of their Bulchitna Lake build before the floatplane arrives to take them home for a day of rest. In Haines, Tony and his crew wrestle the largest and heaviest pieces of the build into place without any kind of machinery, and Derek pushes the panic button after more bad weather and mechanical problems delay his build once again.

Tuesday
Dec 1
11am | 10c
Season 12, Episode 1

Cliffside Ski Hut

Builder Derek Galbraith and his ski buddies construct a backcountry ski hut to give them access to highly sought-after powder snow conditions. The team builds the cabin at a lumberyard and attempts to helicopter the logs to the build site for reassembly.

Sunday
Dec 6
6pm | 5c
Season 12, Episode 2

Granite Point Perch

Jeff Erickson takes on a cliffside build off the coast of Seward, AK, and danger arises when he hires a helicopter to transport supplies to his mountainous site. As winter approaches, pouring rain and cold temperatures threaten the cabin construction.

Sunday
Dec 6
7pm | 6c
Season 12, Episode 4

Denali Dream Cabin

First-time builders Amy and Matt Hill brave the frozen landscape as they race to build a cabin in the dead of winter for their snowmobile adventures. They quickly discover that building in freezing temperatures is more challenging than they thought.

Sunday
Dec 6
8pm | 7c
Season 12, Episode 5

Ketchikan Cottage

Retired math teacher Jackie Keizer takes on wet and muddy southeastern Alaska to build a family legacy cabin with her son, Maxx. Jackie battles constant rain as she attempts to finish her cabin in time for her family to enjoy it in the summer months.

Sunday
Dec 6
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 7

Not For Beginners

Time is running out for the builders to complete their projects. At Trinity Lake, Chris Maynard gets help installing solar panels and sets up cameras to watch for bears while Greg and Ivan work quickly to finish the interior tongue and groove paneling for the cabin's roof. Outside Cordova, Josh Tousignant works on the custom log stairs as Jeremy takes his time to precisely cut and build the cabin's custom windows. On Mt. Ascension, John Donkersloot and Heather Rough's build site is flooded, and they must rebuild the road to their cabin. Later, a window doesn't fit, and too much pressure on freshly built custom concrete countertops causes problems.

Sunday
Dec 6
10pm | 9c
Season 9, Episode 8

Look What They've Done

The builders are in the final push to finish their cabins before winter strikes and forces them to shut down. Josh Tousignant and his team fight the rain and wind to install the wood stove and finish the roofing tin before clients Keith and Kathleen take over to finish their cabin's interior. Chris Maynard and his wife rush to install the kitchen counters and furniture before their extended family arrives for the first time. John Donkersloot and Heather Rough struggle to finish both the exterior and interior of their cabin before the snow falls and their build season is over.

Sunday
Dec 6
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 5

Ketchikan Cottage

Retired math teacher Jackie Keizer takes on wet and muddy southeastern Alaska to build a family legacy cabin with her son, Maxx. Jackie battles constant rain as she attempts to finish her cabin in time for her family to enjoy it in the summer months.

Monday
Dec 7
12am | 11c
Season 9, Episode 7

Not For Beginners

Time is running out for the builders to complete their projects. At Trinity Lake, Chris Maynard gets help installing solar panels and sets up cameras to watch for bears while Greg and Ivan work quickly to finish the interior tongue and groove paneling for the cabin's roof. Outside Cordova, Josh Tousignant works on the custom log stairs as Jeremy takes his time to precisely cut and build the cabin's custom windows. On Mt. Ascension, John Donkersloot and Heather Rough's build site is flooded, and they must rebuild the road to their cabin. Later, a window doesn't fit, and too much pressure on freshly built custom concrete countertops causes problems.

Monday
Dec 7
1am | 12c
Season 9, Episode 8

Look What They've Done

The builders are in the final push to finish their cabins before winter strikes and forces them to shut down. Josh Tousignant and his team fight the rain and wind to install the wood stove and finish the roofing tin before clients Keith and Kathleen take over to finish their cabin's interior. Chris Maynard and his wife rush to install the kitchen counters and furniture before their extended family arrives for the first time. John Donkersloot and Heather Rough struggle to finish both the exterior and interior of their cabin before the snow falls and their build season is over.

Monday
Dec 7
2am | 1c
Season 12, Episode 4

Denali Dream Cabin

First-time builders Amy and Matt Hill brave the frozen landscape as they race to build a cabin in the dead of winter for their snowmobile adventures. They quickly discover that building in freezing temperatures is more challenging than they thought.

Monday
Dec 7
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 4

Bear Attack

Creig's camp is stunned after a bear attack, high winds wreak havoc and cause delays at Tom's build and Rich goes underwater to save his dock.

Tuesday
Dec 8
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 6

Independence Day

Rich and his team race to stay ahead of the helicopter drops. Is a new builder on Tom's site a friend or foe? And an eight-point earthquake leaves Creig's build on shaky ground.

Tuesday
Dec 8
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 8

It's Getting Awkward

Rich's build is down to two workers, which will make it tough to reach their milestones. Nothing but wall-to-wall trouble may cause Tom's build to come tumbling down, and Creig's build is fraught with costly miscalculations and tensions with Jim.

Tuesday
Dec 8
9am | 8c

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