Parents' Guide to

Extreme Homes

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Unique-home reality is mild, with limited kid appeal.

TV HGTV Reality TV 1998
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From a surfer's retreat that blends into the Australian ecosystem to a home carved into a historic cave in the Ozarks, Extreme Homes highlights building projects that challenge traditional ways of constructing houses. It also shows how architects around the world are incorporating new ways of thinking about design, building costs, and the environment.

Many of the homes featured are built by architects who have the ability and means to push the envelope of design and construction to create their masterpieces. Details about the construction process and the challenges faced are limited. The show won't appeal to everyone, but people who enjoy design and architecture will certainly appreciate it.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 4, 1998
  • Cast: Brian Cooney
  • Network: HGTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-G
  • Last updated: December 17, 2022

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