Builder Chase Morrill is teaming up with his brother, sister and best friend to save and transform abandoned cabins buried deep in the remote woods of Maine. From historic cottages nearly a century old, to camp cabins in need of some major TLC, they'll give these properties the facelift they've needed for decades. And, you never know what you might find when you go for a walk in the woods.
Chase and his team take on a project on McGrath Pond in Oakland, ME, that has been empty for 15 years. Stephanie bought this place from her father and promised him she would fix it up. After her father passed a few years ago, she knew she needed to get some help so she could fulfill her promise and bring it back to the fun cabin it once was.
The Cabin Masters have a $50,000 budget to renovate a camp four-times the size of their usual builds. While they’re hesitant to take on such a huge project, the team is determined to deliver after finding out the client is a member of Ryan’s favorite band. After a series of harsh weather delays, the crew reluctantly asks for an extension on their deadline and faces the truth that cabins weren’t meant to be built in the winter. The team “drops the mic” on this build and blows away the entire family with a complete exterior and interior facelift including a special project that pays homage to a loved family member and a giant outdoor checkerboard for the kids.
The Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta, Maine, needs a new play structure, and the Cabin Masters know just the crew for the job. In addition, Ryan decides it’s time to build the workshop that Chase Morrill has always wanted. With winter fast approaching and no budget for either project, the team work feverishly to finish the play cabin for the YMCA and the workshop for Chase before everything freezes over.
Chase and his brother-in-law, Ryan, are inspired by a visit to the Allagash Brewing Company where their client works; they brew up some ideas to redesign the cabin while using items from the brewery as well as custom pieces to transform it.
Two animal lovers call on Chase Morrill and his team to transform their West Gardiner cabin into a pet sanctuary; the crew works to bring modern-day amenities into a cabin that’s over 100 years old while maintaining its rustic appeal.
Doug, aka Santa, and his wife Lois inherit a 1,250-square-foot cabin; with no major renovations since the 1970s, Chase and the team are excited to perform a Christmas miracle and transform this cabin into a wonderland for the whole family to enjoy.
Chase and the team seek to transform a family’s 1950s lobster shack into a cabin that will create a lifetime of memories for generations to come; they re-imagine the cabin’s interior layout, preserve a mural and add an exterior widow’s walk.
Chase and the team are challenged to take a former garage and turn it into a home that will comfortably accommodate six siblings and their 17 kids; they race to convert the cramped camp into a real cabin the family can enjoy for years to come.
A couple buys a dilapidated cabin in Phillips, Maine, in hopes of keeping the area’s fly-fishing traditions alive; Chase Morrill and his team pull out all the stops to fix a myriad of issues in just 11 weeks.
Chase and the crew seek to turn a vacation cabin that was originally a 1920s horse barn into a stable building for a large family; drawing from the past, the crew wants to honor the owners’ late parents in this emotional build.
A couple’s Belle Island camp has a long multi-generational history within their family spanning nearly 100 years. Their camp is an ongoing focus of family life and they are now ready to make its preservation their main priority. They call on the Cabin Masters to bring these historic buildings into the present and stand the test of time for the next generation.
In a Maine Cabin Masters first, Chase and his creative crew help a newlywed couple take a questionable "wedding gift" and turn it into an alpine ski bungalow that would rival those found in the Swiss Alps. With $35,000 and no time limit, Chase and his team completely gut the camp and start from scratch to transform it from its current condition into the beautiful bungalow that the newlyweds will enjoy for generations to come.
A couple calls on Chase and his team to help save their mountain camp which was leveled by a tornado; with an emphasis on outdoor entertaining, the team adds an open second floor while racing to wrap it up before the first snow falls.
The Cabin Masters pay tribute to an entomologist and late matriarch of an amazing legacy in West Gardiner, Maine, by restoring two rustic cabins on her 113-acre Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary. With a budget of $35,000, they restore the cabins by adding composting toilets, hand pumps to pull water from the nearby stream, as well as propane heaters and cook stoves.
The Cabin Masters renovate a camp for grandparents to retire in full-time.
After three women collectively buy a cabin they describe as "a diamond in the rough on a pretty lot," they are determined to prove the naysayers wrong and create the cabin of their dreams. With the help of Chase and the Maine Cabin Masters team, their dreams become reality and their "diamond in the rough" becomes a cherished gem and family gathering spot!
In a Cabin Master first, Chase and the crew are tasked with a relocation and land manifestation of a family Yurt on an island on Togus Pond. With a budget of $15,000 and five weeks to complete the job, Chase and the team enter uncharted (and nearly frozen) waters, knowing they will have to move quickly to beat the oncoming ice and snow so they can have the yurt ready for the family to drop their fishing lines in the frozen pond.
A couple with five children calls on the Cabin Masters to take their newly purchased camp on David Pond and turn it into a family vacation cabin that will serve as a central part of their lives for generations to come. Chase and his team are poised to take this blank canvas and create a work of art that includes beautiful pine walls and ceilings and additional sleeping space for the growing family.
The Cabin Masters team helps their own Matthew Dix restore his grandfather's old shed to its former glory. With $25,000 of family money, an open deadline and grandma waiting impatiently next door, "Dixie" and the Cabin Masters visit every chance they get to check on grandma and put hammer to nails to restore the decrepit cabin.