Our show, Living on the Edge, will re-air on Animal Planet on Wednesday, January 15 at 7 and 7:30 pm EST.
All across the country, Americans are getting back in touch with the wild, walking away from modern day conveniences and living on the edge. We'll meet three very different homeowners who've taken on the challenges of living off-the-grid by creating fantasy homes using ingenious solutions to necessities like electricity, plumbing and heating. Whether it's using the sun to power their home or rainwater to take a shower; these modern-day pioneers have discovered ways of living off the land and getting by with less. Homeowners give a tour of each unbelievable home and share stories behind why they've chosen this life.
The first episode chronicles a Texas cowboy in Terlingua, Texas who lives in a tiny home and washes clothes with a bicycle. It also features a man in Nederland, Colorado who built a home with shipping containers. A family in Taos, New Mexico who lives in an "Earthship" made from tires also appears.
The second episode spotlights a Santa Cruz family who built the ultimate California dream home from straw bales. A duo in West Chazy, New York is also featured. Their home has bottles for windows and a roof made of grass. Then in Denver, Colorado, a super-modern home made from old bleachers is completely powered by the sun.
View the Animal Planet TV listing here.