Heather and Duarte were friends for three years before they started dating. While teaching abroad in Pakistan, a spark was ignited, flicking their feelings from pals to passion. They've since married and had a baby boy named Gabriel. After recently completing additional degrees back in the US, they decided to give international teaching in Vietnam a shot. A quick video chat later led to new jobs at an international school in Ho Chi Minh City and moving sight unseen. Once they arrived with their two year old in tow, they realized the rental market was as fast paced as the city. Good homes went quick, especially in their 1200 dollar a month budget. To make matters worse, their priorities were split with Heather hankering for a kid friendly flat, and Duarte focused on clean lines and modern design. Find out if they find a place that meets her maternal side and his personal style when House Hunters International gets schooled in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Three years after a family vacation to Belize sparked an interest in animal rescue, Heather Beck is making the drastic move, with hunting help from mom. Heather's priority is finding a home that can benefit the shelter that inspired her move. But once in this dreamy island setting, her mother's support transforms into pointed material wants that seem to clash with Heather's work goals as House Hunters International strives to make a difference in San Pedro, Belize.
Educator Erin had a career she loved, but after years of living stateside German husband Rob wants to be head of the class. With a goal to expand his business, Rob has zeroed in on Stuttgart's city center. But if Erin is sacrificing her career, she's dreaming of southern Germany's countryside. And in the regions slim real estate market, there's no time to waste contemplating, so buyers have to act fast. Watch when House Hunters International struggles to find a home in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg.
Rick and Melanie are both physician's assistants in Atlanta, Georgia and met each other at work. After falling in love, their conversations turned towards how much they'd both like to leave the big city for a simpler, quieter way of life. When Melanie got an email about a new position in Guam, she was already pregnant with their first child and decided to recommend Rick, who got the job. Now they're off to Guam to live a less stressful life where Rick gets to work fewer hours and spend more time at home. Finding their new home in Guam won't be easy, as Melanie dreams of living close to the beach while Rick is more concerned with living close to work so he can spend more time with Melanie and the new baby. Real estate agent Nicole will have to get one of them to give in as finding a home that has everything on their wish list will be next to impossible. Find out if they can both get what they want or if someone's got to make a sacrifice as House Hunters International visits Guam.
Karin was happy to move to Italy to be with her husband, Luigi, but being uprooted a second time to settle in Tuscany is an entirely different story. She and the kids will follow him to Lucca for his new job, but in exchange for sacrificing their stable lives back in Udine, Karin won't settle for anything less than the rustic style Italian home she's dreamed of. Luigi's mind is made up on a more practical idea of modern living, but his guilt over the move may make him think twice.
Canadians Luis and Marcela have been discussing and saving to buy a vacation home in Aruba since they first visited there three years prior. Being from Toronto, they fell in love with the warm, dry climate and the sunny white beaches. But although they are in sync about most of the details, there's one annoying area of disagreement, renting out the property when they are not there. Find out what happens when House Hunters International travels to Aruba.
Darryl and Jen love their life, their kids, and their home in Valencia California. It's almost perfect. Almost. California is blessed with many wonderful attributes, but those blessings come at a price. Life in Valencia is expensive and hectic, and when it comes to raising kids, there are all kinds of distractions that even the most dedicated parents can't filter out. That's why entrepreneur and full time dad Darryl has hatched a plan to move his family to Mexico. Knowing that his busy wife will balk at such a drastic move, he presented the house hunt as a surprise add-on to the family's upcoming Mexico vacation. Darryl is betting everything that Jen will fall in love with Playa Del Carmen again, just like she did when they first went there on their honeymoon 10 years ago. It's a buyer's market and this hardworking family has money to spend, but with Jen on the fence, if Mexico's charm doesn't win her over, Darryl could go home empty handed.
Sailing enthusiasts Lily and James met 25 years ago at a boat race in Holland. Married and living near Leamington Spa, UK, they have two children, Jamie, age 15 and Rose who's 20. They were content with the lush landscape of central England until taking a trip to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro and discovering a deep seated longing for the sea. And, since the southeastern European country was experiencing a surge in development, the couple decided to invest their savings in the emerging economy and buy a holiday home. But, once they arrive in Kotor, they soon realize that being in a boom means places go fast. And with big companies buying up prime waterfront, Lily and James have to act quickly if they want a seaside home for just 400 hundred thousand dollars. Find out if these small-time players make it into the real estate big leagues when House Hunters International sets sail to Kotor, Montenegro.
Bob and Jen have been living the good life in Boston with family, friends and a very active social life. But now that Bob has received a job offer to work as a footwear designer in Amsterdam, his passion for shoes is leading both Bob and his wife Jen to the Netherlands. Jen doesn't have a job yet and will be giving up her network of close friends to allow Bob to pursue his dream. As such, she's expecting to live the good life in Amsterdam as well, but the reality of the market, where their money doesn't go quite as far as they thought it might, is not what they expected. To live close to the action of the city center like Bob wants, they'll have to sacrifice a lot of space, but life in the suburbs would give Jen the American style of living she's used to. Find out if Jen gets the space she wants or if she'll lose to Bob's shoes when House Hunters International goes to Amsterdam.
Young educators Shannon and Chris aren't ready to settle down like their friends in the Michigan suburbs, so they take a pay cut to teach in the central European city of Trieste. But never having lived together, Shannon seeks personal space for her alone time, while Chris is concerned with their budget. Find out if they can afford to travel the world, or if Chris will have more time with Shannon than he bargained for in Trieste, Italy.
Peter and his wife Helen plan to leave the chilly rain of Northern England and retire to a new home on the sunny Greek island of Rhodes. They prefer a home on the island's beachy eastern coast but are advised to consider the less developed, more affordable western side. The couple are attracted to the island's western landscape and two houses impress them with their design and price. Helen's love for those eastern beaches never waivers, but the properties on the western side of Rhodes make for a difficult decision as House Hunters International visits the beautiful, sun soaked Greek island of Rhodes.
When winemaker Jonathan Medard was offered the rare chance to grow a winery from root to vine, he jumped at the opportunity of a lifetime. East Sussex may be England's answer to Champagne, but it's a far cry from the Napa Valley lifestyle that he and wife Lisa are used to. But to get the seaside lifestyle they adore, they'll have to shell out serious dough or renovate from the ground up, when House Hunters International looks for a house with legs in Eastbourne, England.
Food enthusiast Teresa had a life she loved life in San Francisco. Now, after years of living stateside, Swedish husband Henrik wants to slow down and start a family in Stockholm. They both want the quality of life Sweden has to offer, and while Henrik wants her to see the good life can be found in Stockholm's historic city center, Teresa is having a tough time letting go of her old life in San Francisco. Even with a two million dollar budget, real estate agent Niklas will have a tough time balancing his clients differing needs, in the capital city's pricey and high demand property market. Watch when House Hunters International adjusts to life in Stockholm, Sweden.
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