Six British couples competed to see which had what it takes to survive in the Alaska wilderness and win ownership to a remote Interior Alaska that had been built and owned by Duane and Rena Ose.
That’s the hook for the latest Netflix “competition reality” TV series, which was filmed at the Lost Lakes Boy Scout Camp last summer. The BBC2-produced show, which premiered April 22, follows the couples as they compete for the ownership of the log A-frame-style home. The series showed in Great Britain in January.
“How far would you go to escape the demands of modern life?” begins narrator Nicholas Tennant, as the camera sweeps majestic landscape from Lost Lake.
The series has all the cheesy set ups and dramatic lead-ins of all of the competition reality shows in circulation, but Duane and Rena only agreed to do the show if it wasn’t over-the-top cheesy. That may make it a little boring for most Americans, but Alaskans will relate to the Oses.
So what ever happened to the couple who actually won the little slice of Interior Alaska paradise?
We found out, but we’ll not spoil the fun. This story will tell you who won and whether or not they are actually living in the cabin they won.
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