In the nine years Adam Graves and his wife Allison have been married, they have relocated for his career to Kansas City, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Cleveland. Moving that many times would be hard on any family but with two young girls, ages three and 18 months, it's made things even more stressful. After their latest move to Cleveland, it seemed as though they were going to finally be able to settle down. They bought their dream house and planned to raise their kids Madison and Morgan in Ohio, but only ten months into living there, Adam was offered another promotion. He was given the chance to become a business group manager at his company's headquarters, which unfortunately for his travel weary family, was in Vevey, Switzerland. Recognizing this was an opportunity of a lifetime, Allison once again agreed to support her husband's career and give the home of Lake Geneva a try. Having lived internationally before, Adam is comfortable acclimating to a new culture, but trying to navigate the ins and outs of being a stay at home mom, in a foreign country, may be a harder adjustment for Allison. She knows if she can find a place that has the size and amenities of her homes in the U.S., it can help smooth the transition. Places that fit that bill however, are outside the city center and with Adam's desire for a short commute to his downtown office also a top priority, real estate agent Pamela Giuffrida is going to have a tough time delivering, even with their seemingly high $5,000 a month budget. Watch as the Graves stir things up again, when House Hunters International visits the Swiss city of Vevey.
Jaclyn has spent 11 years building an untouchable career at the largest code consulting firm in NYC. Now she is putting her career on pause to support her husband Gabriel achieve his veterinarian goals and aspirations, just as he has always done for her. Jaclyn and Gabriel will be living off of their savings and need to readjust their daily expenditures to secure a child proof home. Sticking to the budget will be tough so they are depending on real estate agent Ricky Pereira when House Hunters International travels to St. Kitts.
After a recent vacation to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Andy from Los Angeles decided he needed to have a place to escape from his busy life. He's looking to purchase a second home in San Juan and wants the old, historic charm he fell in love with during his visit, but the logistics of purchasing a second home over 3,000 miles away have Andy overwhelmed. He'll have to lean on both a local, his friend Joe who currently lives in San Juan, as well as an experienced realtor to navigate his way through a market with several distinct neighborhoods. Finding his niche won't be easy and the lifestyle Andy wants might just be a little bit out of his price range. Find out if Andy can get the relaxing vacation home of his dreams as House Hunters International sambas into San Juan, Puerto Rico.
When the relentless drone of commuter culture became too much to bear, John and Rachael Flynn decided to drop out of the rat race and pursue a more relaxed way of life on the Croatian island of Korcula. Balmy breezes and glittering sunshine beckon but their long term plans depend on the success of the tourism business they're planning to launch. With only savings to survive on till their company takes off, they're hoping a shoestring budget can land them a home that will support both their fledgling business and their outdoor lifestyle. House Hunters International pursues a place in the sun in Korcula, Croatia.
After asking their daughter Caila to move 5 times by age 11 for their corporate careers, Joe and Heather Kelley seek some semblance of stability for her in an island vacation home on St John, US Virgin Islands. And while Heather only wants a small family villa with a view, Joe has higher demands for return on their investment with a larger and more profitable rental property. Real estate agent Diana Beam gives them every island option in and outside their budget, but ultimately it comes down to Caila's comfort.
Elisa and John met while singing opera in a show together. But two years after moving in to Elisa's small Parisian studio, John's ready to purchase a property he can stretch out in. However, this couple may themselves priced out of Paris with only John working full time and a petite budget. He wants massive space, but she wants serious savings. Now they'll have to find a harmony that works for both of them, when House Hunters International seeks la vie en rose, in Paris, France.
A job transfer out of Austin and into Buenos Aires brings Jaime, Mary, and their young son, Drake, to one of Argentina's hottest cities. When Jaime is called away on business, Mary is left searching solo for the perfect urban oasis to suit both her dream yoga business and her husband. In order to find the perfect balance between the vibrancy of the city center and the tranquility needed for meditation, she'll have to bend their budget and flex expectations without stretching herself too thin.
Juan and Diana have spent their lives moving from place to place for work and family. When they settled together in New York City a few years ago, it seemed like a perfect middle ground for them both: a mix of culture, work, and friendly faces. Although they enjoy New York, after a visit to Juan's parents in his native Colombia, the couple realized that they might be missing out on a chance for a better life. Both have always wanted to be their own boss, and with so much changing so fast in Colombia, they're gambling that this might be the right time to make a big move. Juan and Diana will have family support and raw enthusiasm to help them on their journey back, but with limited funds, no immediate income, and a learning curve to get back into Colombian culture, these eager entrepreneurs will need more than mom and moxie to make things work in Medellin.
With a full house back in Vancouver, Arnie and Diane decide it's time to take action and buy a vacation home. Their love for wine and food has them feeling a strong pull to Italy, so Arnie convinces Diane that this is where they should go. But Italy is expensive and they only have a $180,000 budget with which to feather their Italian love nest overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Michelle is 100 percent Chinese but was born and raised in the states. She has always wanted to experience the culture and embrace her roots by living in Asia. When she found a role within her firm that would allow her to move to Hong Kong she jumped at the opportunity. Her boyfriend Chris was fully supportive and even started learning how to speak Chinese. This couple is ready for a big move but their budget and differing wish lists might create a road block, watch what happens when House Hunters International travels to Hong Kong, China.
Ruth and Todd Richert love almost everything about their native Calgary. They met there, have family there, and its proximity to tons of outdoor activities made it a great place to call home. But, when the point came where the comforts of Canada were too safe of a bet for these thrill seekers, they started to look at ways to shake things up. Todd, a high school math teacher, started to explore how he could do what he loves in a different setting, so when an opportunity to teach in an English language school in Bangkok came up, they both decided this was the change they were looking for. Ruth recently graduated with her Master's degree and won't have a job immediately, so finding a way to occupy her time in Thailand is her priority one. She wants to be in the heart of the action so she can easily explore the city and have plenty to do. Todd would rather live outside central Bangkok in the more relaxed suburbs, which also has the added benefit of being where his school is. Having decidedly different perspectives over where to live is only one of the challenges real estate agent Patricia Lee will have to contend with, as she tries to find them a spacious, two-bedroom apartment on their $700 a month budget. Watch as Ruth and Todd decide whether simple and serene is more appealing than a new experience in a lively location, as House Hunters International explores Bangkok, Thailand.
Bill and Chrissie met while studying geology in University. After graduating, they married and had three children. They've been raising their family together as a team until Bill took on a fly in, fly out geology job in Africa. Because Bill worked away for weeks at a time, Chrissie was stuck single parenting, and the kids rarely saw their father. Done with dad being a stranger in his own home, the family decided to make a major move and relocate to Kumasi, Ghana to live closer to Bill's new job. To absorb the shock of moving away from their comfortable lives in Newcastle, Australia, Bill and Chrissie hoped to find a four-bedroom home with a pool, garden, and good security. But once they arrived they quickly learned their $2,000 a month budget wouldn't cover their wish-list, and swimming pools were few and far between in Kumasi. Find out if the family finds a home that helps them settle in Africa when House Hunters International uncovers new ground in Ghana.
Naichi and her husband Perry have been living the American dream ever since coming over from Taiwan several years ago. They've grown accustomed to their routine in the quiet town of Groton, Massachusetts and now have a 14 month old son named Wesley, but their entire lifestyle is about to change. Perry has accepted a transfer within his company that will move their family across the Atlantic to Grenoble, France. Naichi will have to give up her career teaching Chinese at a local school in order to care for Wesley full time, but she may have to sacrifice more than that once she finds out that the definition of unfurnished is a little different in France than in the United States. Find out if Naichi can get what she wants or if Perry's work will be the top priority as House Hunters International visits Grenoble, France.
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