After camping in the African bush for 17 years, an author and an IT consultant have decided to buy a home in Mpumalanga, South Africa. While they both hear the call of the wild, they'll struggle to find a home that fits their different needs.
A family wants to escape the hectic trappings of modern life in Australia, so they're going off the grid to one of Fiji's outer islands. Their goal was to relax in paradise, but the overwhelming home prices force them to be practical about their pick.
A Los Angeles couple wants to disconnect from the grid and find a sustainably built home made with all-natural materials in Missouri. Such homes are rare, so their real estate agent may have to expand the hunt over two states.
Feeling run down by the city life in Melbourne, Australia, an art director was inspired to open a retreat after an invigorating a trip to Morocco. Life in the desert can be harsh, but she's hoping to find an off-the-grid compound to stay and work.
A dream job offer has a cultural anthropologist moving to one of the most-remote and exotic nations on the planet, the Federated States of Micronesia, but a traditional Yapese style hut may have more exposure to the elements than his gear can afford.
An overworked family of five is looking for the simple life in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Mom wants to live on a isolated white sand beach, but Dad is convinced they don't need to go over budget to experience the kind of family life they want to have.
A couple of free spirits left the daily grind to live off-the-grid in Puna, a remote section of the Big Island of Hawaii, but paradise comes at a price. To stay within budget, they must buy a home in the highest-risk lava flow zone of Kilauea.
An agriculture student is swapping a luxurious city life for the countryside on the big island in Hawaii. While he plans to be self-sufficient and farm his own land, his dad isn't so sure about his son's desire for an off-the-grid lifestyle.
A 25-year military veteran decided to leave the service and set out on a backpacking trip around Asia with his family. He finds serenity on Tablas Island in the Philippines, and now they are looking to make this remote location their home.
A pro-snowboarder wants to be totally isolated in Montana's Flathead Valley, but with a career that doesn't last forever, his wife wants to add a level of practicality to their house hunt by using a second property for rental income.
A couple leaves their restaurant in Miami to enjoy a simple and sustainable life in Belize. They want to get as close to nature as they can while still staying connected so they can run their business remotely.
A mother and her daughter are moving from the bustling city of Reykjavik, Iceland, to the remote community of Arneshreppur. The only road that leads to the village closes during the winter, so a warm, self-sufficient home is necessary.
A former Marine knew Alaska was the perfect place to clear his mind and get back to basics with a subsistence lifestyle. Now, he's keen to test his grit and training through the unforgiving winters far from civilization.
A physician and a nurse need a break from running their clinic, and an eco-village visit in Belize inspired them to try their own low-footprint home. With their grueling work schedule, they've asked their son to find them a home in the Macal River Valley.
A successful surgeon wanted to make a change, so he's leaving everything behind in Argentina for a holistic life in Uruguay in a budget-friendly, off-the-grid home. Now, he'll need his friend's help to adjust to a simpler, stripped-down lifestyle.
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