Former urbanites who’ve relocated to Tasmania’s great wildernesses could soon be showing Kevin McCloud what off-grid living is all about. The British designer and television presenter is on the lookout for people who’ve quit the rat race and built their own self-sufficient home in splendid isolation.

Kevin McCloud - Escape to the Wild
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*Kevin McCloud: new show “Escape to the Wild”

Back to Nature with Kevin McCloud

For a new, four-part series about life in remote and extreme places, Kevin McCloud wants to meet adventurous home builders who’ve gone ‘back to nature’ in Tasmania.

Patrick Furlong, the show’s Executive Producer, is on the hunt for willing participants on the Apple Isle. He said, “The programmes will see Kevin fully immersed in wilderness living, without mains power or urban conveniences. We’d love to hear from families or couples who’ve made the move and understand the hard work, exhilaration, and satisfaction involved in making a home in a remote place.”

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*Back to nature with Kevin McCloud

Having previously embarked on his own escapist building project in the UK, Kevin McCloud is no stranger to sustainable living and wild building techniques. His Man Made Home, hand-crafted from trees felled in his own woods, was a place to find solace away from frantic urban living – and to seek happiness through making and doing.

Off the Grid in Tasmania’s Wilderness

In a thrilling new series, Kevin will visit adventurous people who’ve chosen to survive this way permanently. Pioneering families who’ve upped sticks to create their own off-grid paradise will ensure Kevin earns his keep. They’ll share the harsh realities of day-to-day life in remote places – from hunting meat and growing food, to enduring extreme temperatures and dealing with the local critters.

Kevin McCloud - The Tarkine Wilderness
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Wilderness: Tarkine region, Tasmania (photo by Dan Fellow)

Surviving in the wild can be tough; Kevin wants to know what it takes and whether it’s worth risking everything to escape the daily grind.

Kevin McCloud - Tasmanian Wilderness Rafting Expedition
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Climb Frenchmans Cap (photo by Kerrie Dodson)

Filming for Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild will take place between November and February and the four-part series will be broadcast in the spring of 2015.

Think Tasmania readers interested in finding out more can contact Assistant Producer, Ruth Overend via e-mail or by calling +44(0) 203 227 5984.

*Photos supplied to Think Tasmania by Ruth Overend, Optomen Television Limited (London).

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Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage (photo by Carol Haberle)

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