Kirstin and Farrell Styers met in Washington D.C.and fell in love in Baghdad. They're moving to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to start a media analysis company. It's a growing city thats eager to shed the shackles of it's former Soviet occupation and that's only if it can get beyond its civil uprisings. Agent Harvey Wager takes these intrepid adventurers on a whirlwind tour of Bishkek from opulence to efficiency, and shows them that even with their small budget they can get the best of Bishkek. See what happens when House Hunters International discovers Bishkek Kyrgyzstan.
A chance meeting in Mumbai led to love for Daniel and Juliana, but these jet-setters didn't stay in place for long. After quick stops in Dubai and Spain, the couple were looking for their next adventure and started thinking about Costa Rica. Its tax haven status is a draw for Daniel and his investment business and he also loves the relaxed style of living. But Juliana is more comfortable with city life and wants a cosmopolitan retreat. Setting roots in the capital city of San Jose is their compromise, so real estate agent Kristen Wilson leads them to the exclusive suburb of Escazu, where the luxurious lifestyle should fit satisfy both wish lists. But the question remains - whose idea of luxury will win and who will have to sacrifice? Find out when House Hunters International lands amongst the volcanoes of San Jose, Costa Rica.
Washington native Sasha Jorgensen-Muga headed to the stunning harbor city of Bergen, Norway for a short time to study. But shortly after enrolling in a first-aid course, she met her future husband John Philip Dahl and her path was changed forever. Once they decided to settle in Bergen for good, they started preparing to navigate Norway's home auction system. Homes are typically viewed hastily one day and auctioned off by 12 noon the next. A budget of $250,000 doesn't get a lot of square footage, something Sasha will have to get used to. Real Estate Agent Per Magne Birkeland shows them 3 options all within their budget, but each with some serious pros and cons. Sasha and John Philip will have to decide whether they want to bid on space or location. And in this market, they'll have to do it fast. Will the pressure be too much? Find out when House Hunters drops into Bergen, Norway.
After visiting Seoul, South Korea on a vacation, William, a neuroscience researcher, has decided to accept a research fellowship there. His grant will pay for the move and the rent, if only he can find a place that's affordable. He has no clue what to expect in size and price, but he's got an ace in the hole with his old friend, Il-Young, who can tell him what to expect in the South Korean rental market. Real estate agent Heather Kim takes them on a tour of Seoul, looking for the perfect place for William in this bustling city. Watch what happens when House Hunters International searches for a study pad in Seoul, South Korea.
Franck is reviving an old brand of Cognac founded in 1821 and to help legitimize his business he wants to establish a historical home and tasting cellar in France. However, his wife Catherine and the kids don't want life in Cognac to be all work and no play. Can Franck and Catherine find a house that doubles up as a second home and a Cognac house? Watch as House Hunters International gets a taste of Cognac.
After years toiling in the Big Apple, freelance writers Emily and Robert are leaving the hustle and bustle to raise their child in a sun soaked Spanish paradise. Their destination? Seville, a cultural haven and the perfect place to raise their young boy. But demanding New Yorkers in a laid back land is a caustic mix, especially with larger than budget expectations. Will Emily and Robert learn to swallow the bitter pill of compromise? Find out, when House Hunters saunters through Seville, Spain.
Janine's leaving a career in fashion and a comfortable life in Auckland behind to follow her dream and open a surf and yoga retreat for women in Bali, but starting a new business ? and starting over ? in a foreign country won't be easy. The local property rules could have her committing to a forty-year lease right off the bat, and trying to secure something close to the popular town of Seminyak might require compromise in other areas. Can Janine pull it all together? Find out when House Hunters heads to beautiful Bali, Indonesia.
Although Dave and Erika left South America nine years ago, the tie that binds is steering them back home. Eager to move, Dave found a new teaching job in the Southern Hemisphere, but as luck would have it, his fast approaching start date has put a rush order on the move down. Now, the whole family is living out of a cramped hotel room, and with the room fees starting to stack up, Dave and Erika are trying to stick to their guns on finding the perfect Paraguayan dream pad before it's too late. In the end, will this hectic ordeal be worth it? Find out when a Midwestern family tries to move to Asuncion, Paraguay. Featuring professional real estate agent Laura Jara.
A lifelong dream is pulling the Thomas family far away - to the far east. With a life-changing promotion in hand, all Tamara and family need is the perfect Singapore home. But with a teenager in the mix, nothing is easy. With the self-proclaimed 'Nia the Diva' throwing her weight around, can the entire family get on the same page or will Singapore sling the whole brood back to the U.S.? Find out, when House Hunters International explores an isle of colorful contrasts - Singapore!
Susie and Diann have been friends for longer than they'd admit. They met as teens, but it was a recent trip to Italy that was a game changer. It was a simple trip that tugged their heart strings - until Susie had the notion to open up a bed and breakfast. They could start a new life! So these two daring friends are selling everything and making a move to Tuscany. With the help of real estate agent, Stefania Russo, they see fantastic options from which they can start their second half of life. Watch what happens when House Hunters International takes off for Tuscany, Italy.
Jaco and Michelle Gersbach live a nomadic lifestyle. Her career with the United Nations requires frequent job transfers and luckily for them, Jaco is a professional oil rig diver who can live anywhere in the world in close proximity to an airport. After living in New Rochelle, New York for several years, the couple now has to quickly relocate to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania because of Michelle's work. They are accustomed to moving; however their four year old son, Sydney, is not. New Rochelle is the only home he's ever known. Since life in Tanzania is vastly different with daily challenges such as power outages and huge traffic jams, the couple's biggest concern is for their son. Will Michelle, Jaco and little Sydney adjust to life in East Africa? Will the family be able to sacrifice the western comforts they've grown accustomed to and find a rental property they can safely call home? Find out when House Hunters International globe-trots to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Abbie and Thomas are performers who have spent their relationship touring the world and living out of a suitcase. With their wedding coming up, they are ready to put the traveling on hold and settle down. Because of Thomas' success on the Slovakian reality television show 'Czecho-Slovensko Superstar' and his burgeoning music career, the couple has decided to plant their roots in Bratislava. But buying their first home offers unexpected challenges. Thomas wants a studio space in his home, while Abbie's priority is to sacrifice space for a downtown location. Will they struggle to bridge these differences, or will they find harmony in a new home? Find out, when House Hunters International travels to Bratislava, Slovakia.
Kasper and Chantelle met while attending university in Australia. Unfortunately Kasper has just finished and was heading back home to Denmark, when he fell head over heels for New York native Chantelle. Their love blossomed over a long distance relationship and the two only saw each other on vacations. When Kasper received a job offer to lecture at the polytechnic of Namibia they saw it as a chance to finally live in the same place. With no second thoughts these two love birds took off to Windhoek and teamed up with real estate agent Lilia Galitskaia who shows them three fitting places to start a new life together. It's going to be a difficult decision when House Hunters International gets a taste of Africa in Windhoek, Namibia.
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