Kevin McCloud journeys toward the Arctic Circle to meet Richard and Claire Rees, an intrepid British couple who've given up their jobs to live in a wooden cabin in the beautiful snow covered forests of Northern Sweden. Living completely off grid in a small log cabin with no electricity or running water, the couple must endure temperatures of up to -30 C. In this extreme climate even surviving is a challenge and if Kevin wants to stay warm and be fed he will have to help with the arduous, repetitive daily tasks of chopping wood and collecting water, learning that in the wild a cup of coffee can take an hour to make. Their isolated home is inaccessible by road and Kevin will also have to help the couple care for their means of transport – an energetic pack of Siberian huskies. He will learn to drive his own dog sled before taking his canine team out into the wilderness. On first inspection Kevin finds himself in a hostile and inhospitable environment, cold to his very core and blinded by the white blizzards that swirl about him. He questions why anyone would leave the luxuries of hot showers, central heating and supermarkets to eke out an existence in such an inaccessible place. As the week progresses however he finds that his hosts are far from weather-weary and thrive in this beautiful, silent, snowy world.