In each episode of Unplugged Nation, a new family will tour three uniquely "unplugged" properties, in remote locations across America. Before they make their final decision on a home to purchase, they will test out this new lifestyle by living in one of the properties for four days. Off-the-grid expert and outdoors enthusiast, Jay Gruen, will guide each family in the skills needed to transition to a self-sufficient way of life. From harvesting their own food and tending to livestock, to generating their own power, to creating their own home goods – each episode is packed with useful tips on how to successfully live an unplugged lifestyle.
After the four-day trial period, the families will decide whether they can hack it, and change their lifestyle permanently by buying their off-the-grid dream home, or give up, and return to the city to plug back in.