Browntown is where the heart is! The new season of Discovery’s hit reality TV series Alaskan Bush People premiered on Sunday, Aug. 19 and it started off on a bittersweet note. The Brown family was forced to leave the home they built in the Alaskan bush, AKA Browntown, after their mother Ami Brown was diagnosed with cancer. But even though Ami’s cancer is currently in remission, the Brown family was advised not to return to Alaska so they set off in search of a new place to call home. But what happened to Browntown?
Originally located near Hoonah, AK, Browntown was actually not a town but it was the name of what the Brown family called the site where they living off the grid in the wilderness. Browntown consisted of a series of homes that the Brown family built themselves using materials that could easily be found in the Alaskan bush. There was a main house, Matt’s hut and an outdoor living room, Bam’s home, and Bear’s tree house on the campsite.
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But the family had to pack up their belongings and make their way down to the lower 48 when Ami was diagnosed with cancer and they moved into a rental home in LA near the hospital where Ami was being treated. Once they left, reports claimed Browntown no longer exists at its original site.
Even though Ami’s cancer is in remission, her doctors still advised the family that if they wanted to continue to live their lives off the grid, they should do so in a place that is closer to civilization so that Ami would be able to seek treatment if her cancer came back. This season on Alaskan Bush People, fans will follow the Brown family as they relocate Browntown from the Alaskan bush to the wilderness in Colorado.