Ben and Stefan are leaving London confines for the wide wide open spaces of Slovenia. They're looking to find a place where Stefan can decorate and rebuild to his fancy, and also where Ben can cook and entertain the guests that will come stay at their bed and breakfast. It's Ben's dream versus Stefan's needs. Will they see eye to eye? Find out as House Hunters International goes back to the land in Most Na Soci, Slovenia..
Andrew Forbes spent years building his marketing career in London. But the hustle and bustle took its toll. The idyllic southern coast of the Andalucian region of Spain became his escape, but after meeting his partner Rafael, Andrew is going to make it permanent and refocus into a less hectic photography career. They want to retreat deep into Andalucia's beautiful rolling hillside and hope to find the perfect modern, rustic home to take in the amazing views. But once on the hunt, Andrew quickly figures out that modern in Andalucia means traffic, neighbors and big money. Rustic means dirt paths, sprawling acreage, and outdated interiors. Can real estate agent Thom Pearson find the right mix? Find out when House Hunters International heads to Southern Spain.
Julie Neis has made the life changing decision to leave family, friends and home in Dallas, and move to 'The City of Light.' She has a boundless passion for all things French - people, food, architecture and culture , and wants more than anything to live in Paris' exclusive Seventh Arrondissement (the seventh district). An area known for quaint shops, restaurants and high prices. Realtor Iris Peisker has to show Julie what her dollars can and cannot buy in one of the most desirable cities in the world. Unprepared for such high rents, Julie will have to leave the Seventh behind or re-think her budget. When House Hunters lands in Paris, France.
After 15 years of living in Rome, Monica and Marcello need a change ? the big city is too busy and expensive and these life-long renters want to get on the property ladder. So they're trading life in the capitol for life on the coast and one last shot at buying a home. Located in the quaint south corner of Italy, Ostuni is the perfect place to find peace and quiet, but finding the perfect home won't be as easy: Marcello wants to renovate and Monica's not so sure about that. Will Marcello's dream renovation become a reality? Or will Monica's penchant for practicality win out in the end? Find out when House Hunters travels to ancient Ostuni, Italy.
Joshua, Kimberly, and Meridian Matheson are moving to Gaeta Italy for Josh's new job in the US Navy. They've been waiting a year for this move to happen while Josh was training. They have a small budget they want to make go a long way in an ancient city by the sea. Once in Gaeta, Josh's ship may deploy any day putting some serious pressure on the hunt. Will they find a place before Josh's ship set's sail? See what happens as House Hunters relocates to Gaeta, Italy.
Caroline Hendel is a young teacher living in Portland, Oregon. To advance her career, she has accepted a position with the French International School in Jakarta, Indonesia. She sees her move as a challenge, one she's confident she'll overcome. Caroline must find a place to live close to the French International School because Jakarta's impossibly congested traffic can delay a commute for hours. When she learns there are no apartments available, she has only one alternative. With a budget fit for a small apartment, Caroline now has to rent a house, buy furniture and perhaps find a roommate to share expenses. The pressures of time, budget and Jakarta's strange real estate culture raise tensions. The challenge Caroline hopes to win may be insurmountable. See what happens when House Hunters International arrives in Jakarta.
Nick Dray and Nikki Alexander met at a surf club in their native city of Sydney, Australia. What started out as a friendship has grown into a six year relationship. Though they love the sea and are beach kids at heart, they feel it's time to switch up the scenery and move to London, England which they plan on using as a launch-pad for exploring Europe. They have many friends and a couple of family members already living in London so though they will be very far from home, they will not be alone. Moving to a foreign city without jobs or a permanent place to live is a bit risky but they're young and adventurous and feel confident that everything will fall into place. Their main concern actually, is the weather. Saying goodbye to the sun, sand and surf will be hard and they're just hoping to find a home in the city with some outdoor space so that they have a little breathing room. Nick and Nikki are eager to begin their new journey and look forward to exploring all of Europe from their new home-base in London. What they are probably not prepared for is the tricky and competitive real estate market. London is one of the most expensive cities in the world and they are in for a real surprise when it comes to how little space you get for your money.
Sara and Phil are happy homeowners in Charlotte. But a European job prospect is hard to pass up. They'd like to settle in, but rentals aren't equipped for Bavarian BBQs and investing is a financial dive off the deep end. Can their agent brew up a plan to square up the hunt? Find out when House Hunters travels to Erlangen, Germany with professional property consultant Nicole Eldridge.
Bill, a physician, and Barb, a stay-at-home mother have a large, unique family of 6 kids. For the past 10 years they have been raising the children on an 83 acre farm in rural Kentucky. Even while in medical school though Bill always dreamed of living in New Zealand because the beauty of the country and its' universal healthcare system has always appealed to him. Now that it is financially feasible and he has secured a job working for the New Zealand government's healthcare agency, the entire family is packing up and moving to the small seaside city of New Plymouth, New Zealand. This large family of eight are taking a big step moving from the large farm to the city center of New Plymouth but are looking forward to being just blocks from the beach and immersing themselves in the new culture. With a wish list of 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the greatest challenge will be finding a house big enough to fit the entire family while trying to remain within budget.
Netherland natives Sandra and Erik lived abroad in Asia for 15 years because of Erik's sales job but after having children, they were ready to settle down. When Erik got a new job offer in Istanbul, Turkey, it seemed like the perfect mix of cultures for this well traveled family. Enjoying a new vibrancy in its economy, Istanbul's housing market is on the upswing, creating a more expensive home search for Erik & Sandra. As an interior designer, Sandra is looking to renovate an older home to suit her style and her family's Dutch roots. With their children starting school shortly, Sandra & husband Erik turn to real estate agent Birgit Ingen Housz to quickly quide them to the perfect home.
At 29, Kelly Wilkson reflected on her life in small town California. She realized the world was hers for the taking and set off on a year long sabbatical around the globe. Last stop was Lima and before long, true love. She met a local named Cristian who convinced her to set roots in his hometown, where Macchu Picchu and some of South America's most coveted tourism spots are close. She agreed - but realized making a living in this Spanish-speaking country would be hard. This new couple devised a plan to open a bed & breakfast so Kelly could flourish here. They're on the hunt for a 5 bedroom home in Lima's tourist friendly neighborhood of Miraflores. Real Estate Agent Zarella Bast has some bad news - prices in this neighborhood aren't what they used to be. Making a home here will require some sacrifices at their $200,000 budget, but Zarella has some options outside the area that could work in their favor if they're willing to keep an open mind. Will Kelly and Cristian compromise location and risk their new business? Find out when House Hunters International heads to Lima, Peru.
After nine years living with family in her home Houston Texas, Mary has finally following her dream in life, moving to the romantic French countryside. But for this first time homeowner, international self-reliance is completely foreign. Will Mary track down her perfect French villa amidst ambrosial vineyards? Or will it be back to Texas tenant living? Find out, when House Hunters International arrives Charentes, France
After the death of his father, Greg had an epiphany and realized life's too short not follow your dreams and passions. Greg has decided to take hold of life and say goodbye to the nine to five world in favor of starting his own ecotourism business and hostel, something he's always wanted to do. His love of travel led him to South America where he fell in love with a small town in Colombia called Guatape, located 90 minutes outside of the big city of Medellin. Located on the huge Lake Guatape, the town is a growing tourist destination and ideal for setting up an ecotourism company. Greg has taken his childhood friend Bryan along with him on the house hunt in Guatape, hoping he will offer support and serve as a trusted sounding board during the property search. Seeking a home to accommodate his live-work scenario, Greg wishes to be close to town yet still surrounded by nature and scenic views. Will this small town be able to fulfill his wishlist? Find out when House Hunters International heads to Guatape, Colombia
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