Four stressed out families whose lives have hit crisis point rise to the challenge of a lifetime. With their incomes down, their businesses collapsing, and having lost sight of what’s important in life, they leave it all behind to try out desert island living. But it’s far from easy. Thrown in at the deep end they have to fend for themselves, building shelters and foraging for food in the wild. Leaving the luxuries and comforts of home they explore whether there’s a better, simpler way to live, and discover much about themselves as a family.
Each family immerse themselves in a simple life crash course on some of the most beautiful yet remote islands in the world - Panama, Tanzania, Kiribati and the Cook Islands. When they return back home after three weeks, how much of a life-changing experience does it prove to be? A revisit to the families a month later will discover whether the lessons learnt have changed their lives forever.... Read more.