Far from Home

British families going back to nature in Peru

Courtesy of Optomen Television Limited

Peru could be the next breath-taking location to feature in UK documentary series, ‘Escape to the Wild.’

The show’s producers are on the lookout for British families and couples who’ve made Peru their home. Together with its epic natural beauty and biodiversity of wildlife, Peru’s space to escape the pressures of urban living makes the country an attractive destination for a more pared back existence.

“The programmes tell the inspirational stories of people who’ve quit the rat race in the UK and moved overseas for a more sustainable way of life,” says Executive Producer Patrick Furlong, who heads up the London-based team. “These families have traded the daily grind for simple self-sufficiency. They’re living off-the-grid and are finding happiness in some of the most beautiful places on the planet.”

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The makers of the Channel 4 series (which airs in the UK, as well as in continental Europe, Australia, and New Zealand) are keen to find stories in Peru. The ‘Escape to the Wild’ team told Living in Peru, “We’re looking for pioneering Brits who’ve made the move to Peru and understand the hard work, exhilaration, and satisfaction involved in making a home in a remote place.”

The first series of ‘Escape to the Wild’ featured adventurous expats now living closer to nature in Tonga, Chile, Belize, and Sweden. Future programmes will similarly explore the challenges, motivations, and joys of relocating overseas to find one’s own piece of paradise.

Ruth Overend, a Content Producer working with the company behind the series, Optomen Television, said, “We’d like to hear from British couples and families who’ve chosen to source their own water, harness their own power, grow vegetables, keep chickens, and fish for their supper. Not a shopping mall or a motorway in sight!”

If you’ve escaped to the wild in Peru or beyond, the production team would love to hear your story. They can be contacted by e-mail for more information about taking part at EscapeToTheWild@Optomen.com.

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