A woman is ready for a creative change in her family's life, so when her husband is offered a transfer to Lausanne, Switzerland, she and their daughters are eagerly on board. However, while he's looking for a modern, white box, she's adamant that a move to Switzerland must include an artistic and quirky space to call home.
A woman convinced her husband to accept a job transfer to Italy so she could fulfill her dream of living in Europe. She wants their two young kids to soak up the culture in a traditional Italian neighborhood. Her husband, however, believes that moving into a neighborhood filled with other expats will help ease the transition in their big move abroad.
After years of discussion, a man convinces his wife to move their family to his hometown of Vila Verde, Portugal. While they're thrilled that Portugal's affordability allows them to devote time to their two kids, they can't seem to agree on where to live. He wants to be within minutes of his parents' house so his children can experience the country lifestyle he grew up with, but she sees the move as an opportunity to discover a new culture and wants to be close to city attractions like museums and parks.
After marrying her husband in her hometown, a woman decides it's time to find their first home together in his homeland of Antwerp, Belgium. She wants an apartment with a big kitchen and bathtub, but he's concerned with keeping the price low since they want to live in the city center on one income.
A woman leaves New York for Melbourne, Australia, and quickly falls for a local. Still in their honeymoon phase, they decide to move in together and kick off their home search with no issues. Things quickly change as he looks for a traditional home with a practical price tag and her modern and expensive tastes cause concern.
Now that their son is getting older, a couple decides it's the perfect time to embrace his roots with a move to Solothurn, Switzerland. He wants to impress friends and family with a top-dollar apartment, but prices are high and they're down to one income due to her lack of Swiss-German language skills.
A man is given the opportunity to work closer to home, which means relocating his family to Adelaide, Australia. His wife's one condition is that they live a beach life, but living near the ocean means long commutes for him and shared rooms for two of their kids.
A woman that's always wanted to see Europe seizes the opportunity to move with her daughter to Madrid, Spain. Because she will only be working part time, she must choose between fulfilling the whims of her 12 year old by living a European fairy tale or being realistic and living within their means.
A couple that moved to Arizona to scale back work and relax quickly realized Arizona is scorching hot. Now, they want to use their third and final chance at relocating on a move to Dungloe, Ireland, which they used as a meeting point throughout his military career. She's set on buying a quaint cottage with stunning water views, but he wants the classic Irish pub life in a home that requires no renovations.
A couple decides to move to Rennes, France, when his job offers the opportunity to relocate. Living on one income, he wants an apartment with a convenient commute on the lower end of their budget, but she's looking for a place near the markets to make grocery shopping easier.
A couple with young daughters decides to follow their hearts to Cadiz, Spain, after learning their jobs are being moved to Texas. He hopes to find a place close to the beach where he can keep up with his daily surfing ritual, but she wants to live in the historical old town and fully immerse the family in European culture.
A member of the Air Force that's reaching the end of his military career finally landed an assignment on a base in the most desired location: Pordenone, Italy. His wife has family in Italy, so they're also using this as an opportunity to connect with her roots. She's giving up her job for the move and wants to be near a town so she's not isolated from others while he's working, but he wants to be near the base for a short commute.
A family that's flourished in London is following a job to Maisons-Laffitte, France, right outside of Paris. The couple has their work cut out for them to find a home on one income while keeping their teenage daughter happy.
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