Living in the middle of nowhere can be a real struggle, especially when you're building and maintaining your own homestead. This difficult lifestyle poses plenty of challenges, including dealing with harsh weather, preparing for medical emergencies, and maintaining a baseline level of modern conveniences. It takes a lot of determination to leave civilization and build an off-grid homestead from the ground up. But, it can be well worth it in the long run.

The popular Discovery TV series Homestead Rescue documents this homesteading lifestyle, and has become successful as a result. In the first season, it followed the Raney family, a group of experienced survivalists who assisted other off-grid families with their homesteads. Now, the show has received the green light for a second season—and its producers are looking for families to join the series.

Here's an example of one family previously featured on the show:

If you're living a self-sustaining lifestyle, and would like to be on Season 2 of Homestead Rescue, the casting company Metal Flowers Media wants to hear from you. The casting call states:

“Metal Flowers Media is searching Nationwide for diverse families that are attempting their dream of living off-grid. We are looking for families and/or large communities who generate their own electrical power, food, shelter and water or are working towards that goal. Tell us how well you're thriving and the hardships you've been facing in this new way of life. If selected a homesteading expert will work with you to enhance your experience and help you succeed in living your dream.”

If you fit the bill, or know someone who does, you can email with the following information:

  1. Names and ages of all people living on the property
  2. Photos (family and home)
  3. Contact information
  4. Location (city and state)
  5. Tell us about your off-grid lifestyle! Why do you need rescuing?

For more information on Homestead Rescue, or to watch free episodes online, check out the Discovery TV Homestead Rescue page.

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