Grayson and Ariana are leaving Reno, Nevada, to fulfill Ariana's lifelong dream of living in France. When Ariana lands a job in historic Angouleme, Grayson is eager to tag along and experience the French charm and ambiance he's been hearing about their whole relationship. But on one income, will they be able to afford the experience Ariana has always imagined, and will Grayson be able to find a kitchen to become the French chef of Ariana's dreams?
When Christine decided to return to Italy to get her master's degree in interior design, she gave her boyfriend, Robbie, a choice: stay back in Iowa or come with her to Milan. So he chose to further his education too. Having never lived, much less traveled outside the US, Robbie is hoping to find some of the modern creature comforts he is used to from back home. But Christine isn't going to sit idly by and let Robbie miss out on living a traditional Italian lifestyle. With only $1,100 a month to spend on rent, they both may need to make more sacrifices in Milan than they anticipated.
When Brenda and David met online, it was love at first sight, and when he told her he wanted to move to the Caribbean and open a beach bar, she was on board. While David and Brenda share the same dream to live in Aruba their similarities end there. Brenda is committed to helping David achieve his lifelong dream, but he's been building up to this moment for years so he wants to go big in Aruba. Brenda feels they should simplify their lifestyle and downsize so they can save up to start their new business, but they will have a tough time finding a home that lives up to David's expectations on Brenda's budget.
Nima is moving to Stockholm, Sweden, to work at his company's new offices. This fitness buff is excited to experience the Scandinavian way of life but he also wants to make the most of being a bachelor in this popular locale. To make a splash on the social scene, he wants to live in the heart of the action, but his friend Oksana urges him stick to his budget in this notoriously difficult rental market.
When Jennifer was offered the opportunity to do a post-doctoral fellowship as a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, she leapt at the chance. But Jennifer isn't moving alone, she's taking husband Jason, newborn daughter Hazel and her mom with her! Will this family of scientists be able to find the perfect formula for the spacious home of their dreams?
Todd and Michelle are tired of Florida living and are ready to bust a move, so Todd put out some job feelers and was shocked when the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, responded. Michelle is giving up her business and they're discarding everything to make a clean break. Having never been outside the U.S. before, Todd thinks this big European city is intense compared to their hometown of Melbourne, Florida. But the main hurdle will be deciding whether to live in an old style building or a new one.
Chris and Sheryl are moving from New Zealand to the Serpentine Valley, a rural suburb of Perth, Australia, in order to settle down and start a family. They want a big block of land where Chris can run his construction business and Sheryl can own horses, her lifelong dream. But finding land large enough for everything while sticking to the budget won't be easy. Sheryl also would prefer something that's move-in ready, but builder Chris doesn't mind a fixer-upper, especially if it helps him save a little money.
Tired of the cold climate in Portland, Oregon, always-active J.B. and Felipe are heading south to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for warmer weather. These outdoor enthusiasts both have a sense of adventure, but their sense of styles clash when it comes to a new house. J.B. wants to be immersed in the culture of a Mexican-style home, while Felipe wants a more modern look. Both want to live close to the community in Puerto Vallarta's Old Town, but that could mean going over budget.
Cruise ship designer Justin is thrilled to accept a job in Helsinki, Finland, and he brings his sister Britney along from North Carolina to help him hunt for an apartment. Finding a place that is both within his budget and close to work is a challenge for Justin, but the challenge he didn't expect is his sister pressuring him to find an apartment with enough space for all the family to stay when they visit.
Rhonda and her sister-in-law Heather are on a mission to find a vacation home in Nice, France, for themselves, Rhonda's husband, and Heather's brother to share. The location needs to be tourist-friendly so they can rent out the apartment when they're away, and they're splitting a budget of $400,000. Their wish list includes a balcony where Heather can sit and enjoy a croissant and cappuccino. Will they break the budget for a great location and a balcony, and will the guys be happy with their choice on the French Riviera?
Francophiles Todd and Jim want to purchase a vacation home in Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Rivera. The area is known to be very chic, and the asking prices for properties overlooking the Mediterranean are as impressive as the views. Can Todd and Jim's budget afford them the view of their dreams?
Working on a movie in Iceland convinced Austin filmmaker Christina to leave the hot weather of Texas for the chilly climate in Reykjavik. Used to living in downtown Austin, Christina wants to embrace the city life and similar eclectic vibe in Reykjavik. Her brother Sean, however, thinks she should instead embrace the magical landscape of Iceland's rural countryside. Wherever she chooses to live, Christina wants two bedrooms and needs to stay within her budget so she can afford to establish herself in Reykjavik's filmmaking scene.
Frequent travelers Lee and Ginger settled in Savannah, Georgia, when they had their daughter, Camille. During a family trip to Nosara, Costa Rica, they fell in love with its remoteness and were inspired to move there. Now Lee and Ginger are looking for the perfect home to ease the transition for Camille. Ginger wants a family-friendly home in a community near Camille's school, while Lee thinks that a remote jungle environment will spark her creativity.
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