After two and a half years, Cheryse, an interior design student in Florida, and her boyfriend Sebastien, a chef in Massachusetts, are done with long distance dating. So, they make a move, get engaged, and relocate to his native France. Although life in Provence should be slower paced than the U.S., the couple soon find themselves overwhelmed with finding a place to live and planning their wedding. And, to top it off, Sebastien is in the midst of launching a food truck business with his brother. As the couple searches for a starter home, they struggle to find a flat with secure parking for his truck and that's similar in size to American homes. Find out if the challenge brings them together or tears them apart when House Hunters International gets hitched in Provence, France.
With an eye on working less overtime, Russ accepts a job that takes him, his wife Erin, and their two boys to Osaka. However, coming from a 6,000 square foot home in Utah might not be the easiest transition to Japan's notoriously tiny living spaces. Russ wants to keep the family close together, but for Erin it might be a little too close for comfort. Watch as House Hunters squeezes into Osaka, Japan.
The Phillips family is leaving the security of their perfect life and big house in Utah to move to a small town in Sweden near the Arctic Circle. Eric will realize his dream of working internationally, while his wife Gini will have to quit her job and become a stay at home mom. Along with their one year old baby, they'll have to adjust their new lifestyle near the Arctic Circle, with its long, dark winters.
Veronika loves her life in Athens, but there's a problem. Greece is in the throes of a prolonged economic crisis, and it's no place for a young woman to start a career. So when a promising opportunity emerges in Cyprus, Veronika decides to take a chance on this once-Greek isle, even though she doesn't know a single person there. With only two weeks 'til her first day, Veronika agrees to live with Irina, roommate she's never met. They may have friends in common, but with vastly different priorities, these blind date roommates will need to put in overtime to find some common ground.
For history buff Derek Smith, his job transfer from Houston, Texas to England's Surrey County is a dream come true. With its pastoral setting mixed with buildings standing from the time of the Tudors, Surrey County has all the old British charm that he could ever ask for. His wife Libby, however, is not interested in living in the past. She is giving up her job at NASA and is looking to her future by enrolling in design school. Libby gravitates to a modern aesthetic, not only in her design style but also in the type of home she wants to live. Finding middle ground on character is already going to be a challenge, but with rental homes in Surrey County here and gone in the blink of an eye, time is not on their side to endlessly debate old or new. Watch as Derek and Libby try to come to a decision before all their choices are history when House Hunters International takes a trip through the past, present, and future of England's Surrey County.
Katie and Jake have dated since high school and always wanted to travel the world together. After their wedding, they bought tickets and landed on Koh Samui, Thailand. Eager to stay, they took a Teaching English course, then found jobs at the International School in Lamai hoping to finance an endless summer. Now all they need to do is find the perfect place with a pool in paradise.
After 30 years of career and family life in California, Patty is moving back to Italy to care for her aging parents in her hometown of Chioggia. Patty's eager to reconnect with her roots, and though she faces limited rental options, she's uncompromising about her adopted American standards when House Hunters International angles for a balance in Chioggia, Italy.
Lana McCoy has always dreamed of living abroad. Her husband Chris wanted the American Dream. After a fateful test trip to Africa, Chris saw the light and took a job with an international company to make his wife's dream come true. But about a year into living in Serbia, Chris's company wants him to move to Belgium. Lana's leaping at the chance to explore, but Chris has reservations about starting over - again. He wants a rustic home close to work, and she wants modern living in the heart of Bruges. Now, they'll have to find a middle ground when House Hunters International seeks a sweet spot in Bruges, Belgium.
All work and no play, TV Exec Fiona thought she had it all. But after she and husband Craig started a family, she knew their pace of life had to change. So when he was offered a job in his native Tasmania, he knew there they could spend more time together as a family. But in this tiny property market, she's not sure if she's ready to compromise the rustic life she's dreamt of for his desire to live in a modern home. Watch when House Hunters International jumps feet first on the island state of Tasmania.
Immediately after Maggie finished university in Canada, she took a teaching position in London, England. Enamored with Europe's rich history, she used the opportunity to soak in the sights. Two years later, eager to discover the East, she accepted a job in Kiev. Since Maggie's family left the Ukraine for Canada three generations ago, the thirty-year-old history buff was curious to learn more about her heritage. But, despite her background, Maggie doesn't speak the language and doesn't know a soul in the country's capital city. Faced with finding a flat in a foreign place, Maggie enlists her friend Michelle to help out. They hope two heads are better than one, but once the search starts they struggle to find a modern flat that's close to Maggie's downtown office on her modest budget of $900 a month. Find out if Maggie finds comfort in Kiev when House Hunters International takes a class on the Ukraine.
Concert pianist Julian has loved every minute of living a musician's life in New York City, having played in countless well known venues all across the world. Now that he and his wife Elektra have a new baby daughter, Nikita, Elektra has convinced Julian to move across the globe to Athens, Greece where she grew up, so their new baby girl can be raised amongst her family. As a new father, Julian is ready to put his daughter first but with no way to move his 107-year-old grand piano to Greece, it will have to be left behind. It's up to Elektra and realtor Ellen Sannier to show Julian that life in Athens is every bit as good as life in Manhattan, but if Julian can't find room for a new piano, all bets are off. Find out if Julian will be able to compose his next masterpiece when House Hunters International visits Athens, Greece.
Volunteer English teachers Kylie and Carly are moving in together to start teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal. The only catch is that they have never met. These two strangers not only have to navigate the Kathmandu rental market on a tight budget, they have to compromise on whether Carly will get what she wants in the center of town or if Kylie will get what she wants out in the country. Watch, as House Hunters International says Namaste to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Just months after the first child was born, Andrew surprised Jackie with news that he'd gotten a new job in Lae, Papua New Guinea. For Jackie, giving up her family, friends and modern conveniences is a major sacrifice. Faced with a radically different culture and the instability of a developing nation, she's adamant about living in a well-secured expat compound. But, wary of the lacking privacy and noisy surroundings, Andrew's angling for a stand-alone house. Watch what happens when House Hunters International gets a taste of the local lifestyle in Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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