Canadians Scott and Jennifer have decided to move to Brisbane, Australia, for Scott to attend medical school. While Scott is focused on school and living as close to campus as possible, Jennifer is hoping to live close to the city in an apartment above the ground floor where she won't have to worry about snakes, spiders and all things creepy-crawly invading her cozy home. She's also concerned about maintaining the couple's lifestyle on only her income. Can Scott convince his wife to embrace student-style living to save money, or will Jennifer stick closely to her list of requirements?
California couple Ashley and Mark recently welcomed their first child, Campbell. Shortly after the birth of their son, philosopher and professor Mark was awarded a prestigious fellowship, giving him the opportunity to work alongside other great minds in his field at a university in Austria. Now the young family of three is looking for a place to call home in Salzburg.
American Duwayno Robertson made a snap decision to accept a job offer in Melbourne, Australia, even though he has never been there and doesn't know about the city's unique neighborhoods. His house hunt centers on one primary wish: a second bedroom for family and friends who will come to visit. While showing Duwayno the famous Brighton beach boxes and the city's restaurants, bars and shops, his friend Kareem warns Duwayno that his budget will not be enough for a two-bedroom apartment in Melbourne. Will Duwayno have to sacrifice a welcoming guest room, or will he manage to find a place with room for his big family?
Cousins Kris and Julie consider themselves more friends than family, and they're even co-owners of a physical therapy business. Kris has decided to pursue her dream of a Spanish lifestyle now that her kids are older and she can run her business remotely from a home office. She's chosen to move to Malaga because of its endless supply of Spanish villas and beautiful beaches, but Julie wants her cousin to worry less about flair and more about functionality. Can these close cousins quit quarreling long enough for one of them to find a dream-worthy home in Malaga?
Seasoned expats Kyle and Sara move to London to experience living abroad together as a married couple. While they are both set on living in the pricey Fulham area, their similarities end there. For Sarah, having a two bedroom space means she can stay close to loved ones by hosting them during visits. Kyle's work is making the move possible, so he feels living a short distance to public transportation trumps everything else. A local real estate agent will have to test both clients' limits if he's going to find a budget-friendly apartment they both can agree on.
When Rob took an archeological trip to Bulgaria, he unearthed his love of the country's heritage. He wants to spread the word about Veliko Tarnovo, so he's convinced his wife Julie to start a cultural center where they can house guests and teach them about this historic area of Eastern Europe. Rob's busy work schedule forces him to stay back in Massachusetts with their son, so it's up to Julie and business manager Emilian to find a property that can also serve as a part-time home. With Rob's plan to build the business slowly clashing with Julie's ready-right-now attitude, it won't be easy for Emilian to manage the demands of both his bosses.
After visiting the town where her ancestors grew up, Barbara and her husband John were overwhelmed with the sense of community and belonging in Calitri, Italy. They've decided to leave it all behind in Colorado and move there immediately, especially because the price of homes are very affordable. While John is hoping to live in a grotto-type home in Calitri's historic city center, Barbara would prefer to own a home in the country, which means lower prices but heavy renovation. Thankfully, they'll have the help of a local realtor who can show them the very best Calitri has to offer.
Kate and Ian are lifelong diving fanatics and after getting married, they visited Bonaire and immediately started to plan for the future. Their dream is to have a beachfront home with direct access to this southern Caribbean island's beautiful diving reefs, but that dream is quickly scuttled when the couple discovers that mortgage restrictions in Bonaire limits their purchase to cash-only. The couple knows that spending too much of their life savings means they will have to remain in California part time and continue to work, but the temptation of a savings-devouring beachfront home may prove to be too much. In the end, the battle between budget and location will determine whether Kate and Ian can sink or swim in Bonaire.
On their first date, Brooklyn couple Cara and Jesse agreed that if they made it to marriage, they would move their family abroad. 15 years and two kids later, they're excited to have their kids experience the language and culture of Spain's Costa Del Sol. Cara wants a home near the beach with modern amenities and style, but Jesse wants the rustic charm of the Andalusian countryside.
After discovering she had familial ties to Paris, Texan Janet wanted to plant roots in her ancestral home. Michael supports Janet's dream, but he's nervous about buying a second home in pricy central Paris. Janet knows apartments are smaller, but she still wants space for her adult kids to visit with the charm of an older Parisian apartment. The move is Janet's big dream, but Michael isn't sure if he can stomach a financially unpredictable renovation.
Ashley and Robin are ready to set down roots in the Provence region of southern France, where they've been enjoying vineyards, olive fields and the mild climate. But Provence is one of the most expensive regions in France, and the 'French way of life' may be way out of reach on their tight budget. And Ashley isn't too thrilled about Robin's plan to offset costs by renovating a property.
Moving from Portland, Oregon, to Prague in the Czech Republic is a huge change for Scott and Jared. Scott studied in Prague and he wants Jared to love the city as much as he does, but Jared wants an apartment big enough for his own space. Finding a home they both agree on with their small budget is going to be difficult.
After spending the last 25 years raising her two kids, Pam is ready to embrace her empty nest and live her dream of opening a bed-and-breakfast in Burgundy, France. With her husband still working in Switzerland and only available to assist on weekends, Pam must decide how many guests she, and their budget, can handle. Can Pam convince her husband and kids to jump on the big bed-and-breakfast bandwagon or will her family convince Pam to dream a little smaller?
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