Darryl and Amanda have a gypsy spirit which has moved them across North America, Central America, and the West Indies. Now they're relocating their three kids and two dogs from Austin, Texas to the Isle of Spice-Grenada, to open a bicycle cafe. In choosing a home, they're driven by a feeling or vibe, but with the financial uncertainty of a new business, their budget doesn't quite measure up to their wish list as everything is listed above their budget. Not to worry, Real Estate Agent Robert assures them, everything is negotiable in Grenada!
Joe Cavanaugh has been racking up plenty of business class miles traveling between his company's offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Blackburn, England. When an opportunity to take a manager's position opened up in the U.K., for Joe, it was an easy decision because it is not only a major career boost, but also a chance to fulfill his lifelong dream of experiencing the world outside of Georgia. His wife, Mandy, however is not as enthused about the change. She's content with the modern conveniences and routine that her and their two young boys have in Cumming. Mandy is willing to support her husband's wishes but she is making it a goal to try and find the comforts of home in rural England. Unfortunately for Mandy, Joe wants a short commute to his office in the city center and trying to find a modern, spacious slice of America there, on their two thousand dollar a month budget is going to be challenging for real estate agent Haesel Abbott. Mandy may or may not be willing to get Georgia off her mind while Joe may have to miss out on getting an authentic English experience. Watch as House Hunters International takes a turn through tranquil Blackburn, England.
Sera Steves has been a zoologist at the San Antonio Zoo for five years and has a passion for exotic creatures. After doing some research she jumped at the opportunity of a whole new life as a wildlife ranger at the Billabong Sanctuary in Townsville, Australia. Though she might know these animals better than anyone, she hardly knows her new roommate and colleague, Christina. It's up to these two wildlife enthusiast to find the perfect home for themselves and the animals they love when House Hunters International goes down under in Townsville, Australia.
Mikal enjoys a rewarding career as a helicopter pilot in Texas. The problem is, he and his wife Amy live in Florida, and for work, Mikal regularly spends two weeks of every month away from home. The grueling commute wasn't a problem when their daughter Isabella was an infant, but now she's five, and having a part time dad is taking its toll. Knowing that things have to change, the family decides to move to Mikal's native Norway, where the commute to his new job will be reasonable, and family roots will fill the gaps in between. But with extremely limited housing options in the tiny town of Aurland, and Mikal's job still two hours away in the city of Bergen, the family will have to decide if the roots they're recasting are better set in a tiny town, or the big city.
After attending university, Chi landed a job in Cambridge, Massachusetts that most grads would envy. At twenty-three years old, she had a lucrative job in the corporate world, managing accounts for high profile businesses. But, despite her achievements, Chi felt unfulfilled. Born in Nigeria and raised in the U.S., Chi had always been drawn to Africa and dreamed of living and working on the continent. Taking a leap of faith, she quit her job and accepted a position at a teaching academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. When Chi first arrived, she was given the opportunity to live on the school's campus. A few months have passed, and now Chi's ready to move out on her own. But, she can't leave the dormitory until she finds a furnished apartment that's close to her work. And, with young professionals arriving in Johannesburg every day, affordable rentals are hard to come by. She hopes that she isn't destined to dorm life forever. Find out when House Hunters International gets schooled in Johannesburg, South Africa.
David and Courtney are globetrotting junkies who have already lived in Texas, Spain, and St. Thomas. Now they have their sights set on the beautiful, remote island of Mauritius off the coast of Africa, but it won't be smooth sailing. With Courtney taking a sabbatical, they've got just one income to fall back on in this expensive rental market. And coming from the tiny island of St. Thomas, the larger island of Mauritius presents some challenges they weren't prepared for. Along with their son Pace, see if this family can fit in when House Hunters International island hops to Mauritius.
Wanting to escape the cold climate of her home town, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Mandy seized an opportunity of a lifetime. She landed a job as the event coordinator for the 2012 solar eclipse viewing in Rocky Point, Australia. Recognizing a great opportunity for their daughter, and a solid real estate investment, Mandy's parents decided to use their savings to purchase a home on the island while Mandy made a go of her new life down under. After traveling miles to the coastal town, Mandy quickly learned the town's popularity means affordable beach-side homes are hard to come by. Will she find a house before the moon turns to day? Find out when House Hunters International goes star gazing in Rocky Point, Australia.
Angie and Scott are busy engineers tired of the daily grind of living in a U.S. city. After the birth of their daughter, Elsa, they leave St. Paul behind and head for San Juan del Sur to slow down and regain the lost hours of their lives. Nicaragua seems like the perfect place for sun, surf, and Scott's dream of owning a home on the beach, but when Angie's practical side kicks in, reality starts to threaten their carefree coastal living.
In 1997, Ron and Lisa Cyrier took a vacation to Belize. They've been dreaming of going back permanently, ever since. Now they are making their dream a reality, selling their high-maintenance home in Charlotte, NC for a condo on the beach. With a plan to work less and play more, the Cyriers came with a conservative budget. But the cost of their dream home is unexpectedly high. Watch what happens as House Hunters International goes to San Pedro, Belize.
When her husband'sprestigious new job means a move to Auckland, New Zealand, aspiring chef Grace leaves her love of the big city behind. But when this cosmopolitan city's limited market and her husband Antonio's creative director demands clash, finding a home that has it all proves to be an uphill battle as House Hunters International makes waves in Auckland, New Zealand.
Family is the most important thing to Ben. So when wife Leah's parents moved from chilly England to the sunshine coast of Australia, he knew even though it meant saying goodbye to his family, he and Leah want to raise their children in a more cheerful climate. While they're both united on the move across the hemisphere, they're having a tough time agreeing between a traditional or modern style home. In the end they'll depend on real estate agent Brooke-Lyn to find them a home that's best for everyone. Watch when House Hunters International makes a leap of faith down under in Kawana, Australia.
After a personal relationship came to an end for financier Amber Holmes, she decided to escape NYC to follow her passion for fashion in Paris, France. But with only her savings to live on, Amber's having to downsize her Upper East Side lifestyle and this fashionista isn't ready to settle for anything less than central Paris. Find out if this fresh-faced financier turned fashion bloggess can compromise between location and a tight budget when House Hunters International travels to the City of Light, Paris, France.
Vance and Nicole have always been adventurous and globally minded, and they've raised their three daughters to be the same. They love their life in Colorado, but now that the girls are old enough, they've decided to move the entire family to Spain so the kids can develop an international perspective of their own. While the decision to move may have been easy, the logistics are proving difficult: Vance will have to commute to Colorado occasionally to maintain his business, making their budget tight. Nicole has her heart set on a city property with tons of local flavor, while Vance longs for the more touristy areas along the beach. With one fixed budget and two differing opinions, will Vance and Nicole be able to find a family-friendly home with the right mix of local flavor and luxury to satisfy them both?
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