A very successful couple in their mid-30’s finds themselves struggling at a financial dead-end. They are forced to make an extreme life-changing decision to put an end to their luxurious lifestyle in order to pay off their debts. When questioned by their friends and family, they sell the idea as a voluntary new lifestyle trend of “downshifting”, which is all the rage with their generation these days. The couple is unaware that their close friends are facing similar difficulties and both couples move into an old concrete apartment complex. The situation may be abnormal, but the theme is universal.