I do this to myself. This much I know. I think I may have reached my limit with HGTV. Maybe.
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I was watching their latest version of House Hunters. It’s call House Hunters: Off the Grid. The show follows people who want to live in odd places. Maybe not odd but definitely off the beaten path. The episode I watched featured a guy who was moving from Australia to Norway to be with a woman he’d met there on vacation. Apparently, their connection was so good that he was convinced he needed to move to a place with a summer high of 42 degrees. Brrr…
As the episode went on, they talked about all the “highlights” of Norway. The city they were looking at had twenty-four hours of day light at the time. Yes, 24 HOURS of daylight! My kids think it’s a party now when I put them in the bed and it’s still light out at 7:30, they would be off the wall in Norway. Black out shades would have to cover the house. Anywho, back to the show.
One of the houses the man looked at had an outhouse as the only restroom in the house. With temperatures hitting -30 degrees at times, who is trying to use an outhouse? Not I! In another home they looked at, a chair in the house had been mangled. The reason is, a polar bear had broken into the home and basically attacked the chair. Polar bears BREAKING IN to a house! No ma’am!
Speaking of polar bears, the man was told that he would have to carry a flare gun at all times to protect himself from the polar bears. He was told that if the flare gun didn’t scare the bear away that he had to use a gun to protect himself. So this man needs to walk around the arctic carrying two guns to protect himself from POLAR BEARS! Again, no ma’am! Why is this appealing again?!? What did that woman do to him? How did she convince this man to leave Australia to come to Norway! ?
As the Realtor was showing him around he said (way too casually), “You’re not allowed to die here. There is no hospital.” DOUBLE YOU TEE EFF! Even if I could take the polar bears and the extreme cold, this warning would be enough for me to roll out.
Have you seen this show? Would you be willing to live this far off the grid?