Building your own house is an epic undertaking, drawing on the self-builder's deepest reserves of endurance, determination and cash. Based on the highly successful UK show and hosted by award-winning architect Peter Maddison, Grand Designs Australia follows the structural, financial and emotional journey over many months of people building their own homes.
One gripping story trails a couple in Sydney who choose to build their home some 900 km away in Melbourne, and then have it transported on a convoy of trucks back to their hometown. Another series highlight follows a struggling family living in the country's toughest yet most beautiful terrain in the Northern Territory, who fight against all odds - financial and the harshest of elements - to build their unique home. It's a house that incorporates its surroundings, literally, with a centerpiece staircase constructed from a fallen eucalypt plant.