When newlyweds Rachel and Vince got married, she was sure his traveling days were over. So when Vince asked Rachel to move to Lisbon, she was shocked. Rachel has never lived outside of Chicago or her comfort zone, and while Vince loves the fish out of water experience of living like the locals, Rachel wants an apartment with the modern look she's used to. The only thing this couple can agree on is space for a ping pong table.
Urban planning professor Jeremy and his wife Leslie have decided to move their family to Spain while Jeremy writes a book about Barcelona's breathtaking architecture. While Jeremy thinks that his research requires a traditional Catalan-style apartment, Leslie isn't as interested in history as she is in a roomy, modern place near the water where she can introduce their kids to a beach lifestyle. However, with a rental budget that will need to stretch, Jeremy and Leslie might need to throw out their old blueprints and go back to the drawing board to find the perfect home in Barcelona.
When Jon gets a job transfer, he and wife Eliza pack up everything in Chicago, including pets Remy and Winston, and leave for Greater Manchester, England. Eliza wants to live in the countryside with lots of space for their dog to play, while Jon would prefer to live in town. Will Eliza be able to convince Jon that they need a change of pace from city life, or will Jon's commute force them into town?
Travel-orientated school teachers Josh and Kalie are stoked to make one final move to Singapore. After living abroad for several years, they're ready to commit long term and find the perfect home for themselves and their dog Pincho. In one of the world's most expensive cities and upscale rental markets, Josh is determined to stay on budget. Kalie is ready to unpack their suitcases, but she also wants to live close to their work.
Rob and Nadine were working 12 hour days in Linden, New Jersey, but dreaming of a different life with fresh fruit, sandy beaches and howler monkeys. So they bought a plot of land in Costa Rica -- only to find out that building permits were impossible to get. As a result, they lost of a substantial chunk of their nest egg. Still committed to moving to Costa Rica, Rob and Nadine have decided starting a bed and breakfast is the way to go. But first they'll need to agree on just how much of a fixer upper they can handle.
Natalie is a PhD student and musician extraordinaire at the birthplace of the Kodaly method for music education in Kecskemet, Hungary. Prices are low, especially compared to her hometown Chicago, but she's living on an extremely limited budget, and it will have to stretch a full year. Her good friend Zack is there to help her navigate the small town Hungarian housing market, but in the end, she may have to overspend to get enough space for her loud best friend, the French horn.
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