Designer and writer Kevin McCloud guides us through the trials and tribulations – physical, financial and emotional – of those obsessively trying to create a unique place to live, often over many months, even years. The series features a dramatic modernist villa perched atop a crumbling cliff in Snowdonia, a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired bachelor pad made out of four shipping containers in the Northern Irish countryside and the UK’s first amphibious house on a floodplain of the Thames in Buckinghamshire.

In addition, Kevin McCloud revisits some of the series previous builds to see what changes have been made and discover whether the reality has lived up to the dream.

Watch Grand Designs weekdays at 3:00 p.m. (3:30 NT) on CBC. starting Monday September 21st!