Unplugged Nation

Time Schedule

Mon 22:00 | Tue 11:00 | Wed 15:00 | Fri 19:00

Overview

As most Americans grind away in an office, many of us daydream about what it would be like to drop off the grid and live a simpler life. Unplugged Nation viewers will follow a family who is looking to leave their city life behind and take the leap into off-grid living. In each episode, a new family will view three properties in the area they would like to live in and they will get to select one dream home try out the “unplugged” way of life for three days. Guided by off-the-grid expert, Jay Gruen, the families will learn what it takes to live this new lifestyle– from growing their own food, to running their own electricity to fending for themselves– then they will decide whether they can hack it off-grid or need to move back to the city.

23 – 29 April – Episode 5:  Island Paradise

The Jevens family from Washington DC want to move to Hawaii and become self sufficient.  They view three off grid properties on the Big Island of Hawaii and have to choose one to stay in for three days.  Will they decide to stay unplugged in paradise or plug back in?

Episode 6: New Life Off Grid

The Card family from Texas want to move to North Carolina and start a new unplugged life.  First they view three off grid properties and move into one of them for three days to test unplugged living.  Will they choose to buy the property after three days or will they move back home?

Episode 7:  Group Living Off Grid

A group of four young people have decided to leave their city lives and move off grid to set up a new unplugged existence together in Tennessee. Some of them have never even met before!  After viewing three properties in remote locations they have to decide which one they want to stay in for three days.  But after their time unplugged will they decide to buy the property or not?

Episode 8: Life on the Edge

The Saint Pauls family want to move from Baltimore and start a new unplugged life in North Carolina.  First they view three off grid properties and move into one of them for three days to test unplugged living.  Will they choose to buy the property after three days or will they move back and plug back in?

Episode 9: Idaho Idyll

This Episode of ‘Unplugged Nation’ follows the Knight family as they leave behind the humid hustle of St. Louis for the clear air and pristine wilderness of central Idaho. In search of a new home and a new way of life, the Knight’s, are hoping to escape utility bills and live sustainably off the grid; but this is no ordinary property show. As well as viewing three beautiful properties to match their budget and needs they will also have a small taste of the life they hope to lead. Guided by the Unplugged Nation resident expert and mountain man,Jay Gruen, the Knights get straight into the action by taking up residence in an isolated riverside cabin accessible only by boat. With electricity limited to a couple of hours a day, undrinkable water running from the plumbing and just a goat and chickens for company the family pull together and learn hands on that living unplugged is a tiring and scary, especially with three young boys