Unplugged Nation

When life becomes too stressful, it’s time to unplug, unwind and chill out! In this FYI series, off-the-grid expert and outdoors enthusiast Jay Gruen guides people who are contemplating transitions from harried, urban lifestyles to secluded, self-sufficient existences. In each episode, a couple or family tour three unique properties in remote locations across the U.S. The participants explore an alternative lifestyle by staying in one of the homes for four days, after which they decide whether to buy it or return to the city and plug back in. From harvesting food and tending to livestock, to generating power and creating home goods, the series is packed with useful tips on how to successfully live “unplugged.”