Nat Geo Comes to Hoosick Falls
For the premier of ‘Building Wild,’ National Geographic Channel’s (NGC) new series, the crew visits Hoosick Falls farmer Mike Carney and 11 of his best buddies to build a rustic hunting cabin from an ancient barn on his family’s 300-acre property. ‘Building Wild: Dirty Dozen Deer Lodge’ features craftsmen Paul DiMeo (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) and woodsman/fabricator Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis – nicknamed the Cabin Kings –as they work with the 12 friends to convert the decrepit barn into a modern marvel. The episode airs on Tuesday, January 14 at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. Each week the Cabin Kings travel to remote locations to meet a new client with dreams of building a retreat and transform discarded materials into fabulous contraptions, overcoming outrageous bulding challenges along the way. In rough terrain, often miles from the nearest road, the Cabin Kings will have to transport building materials. Each finished cabin is a feat: a school bus could become a screened-in porch; a shipping container a vertical looking tower; a pile of trash transformed into a floating party island. ‘Building Wild’ is produced by 90 Miles in association with Hoosick Falls Productions and Shake Media for NGC.