The Simpler Life

Twenty-four ordinary Brits leave behind their jobs and their homes for an extraordinary summer, cut off from the modern world, on a remote farmstead in Devon.

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Episodes Season 1

  • 1. Episode 1

    As the volunteers settle into the first two weeks of a simpler Amish life, their limited stocks and budget are stretched to the limit, and their patience wears it all too much for some?

  • 2. Episode 2

    The group find the frugality of an Amish life increasingly testing. With a farm to run and a barn to build, can they agree on how to spend the community fund?

  • 3. Episode 3

    The group see if they can interact with the outside world without losing their commitment to the ways of the Amish as they go to the local market town to sell the fruits of their labour.

  • 4. Episode 4

    It's hay harvest time at the farm, and while some of the group continue to appreciate the benefits of a simpler life, others are at crisis point. And, there's an unexpected and emotional announcement.

  • 5. Episode 5

    It's summer at the farmstead, and the remaining volunteers attempt self-sufficiency, but frictions continue to mount, and a shock discovery threatens their biggest crop.

  • 6. Episode 6

    After four months of living a simpler life, the volunteers close the farm gates on the experiment. Would everyone be happier without the complexity and stresses of modern life?

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