Jon enjoys his outdoor coastal life in Victoria, British Columbia. But when a job opportunity in microfinance in developing landlocked Mongolia calls, he jumps on the invitation to advance his career. Jon counts on his friend Nathan to help him find a comfortable space that will ensure a smooth living transition. Find out if this cautious Canadian can afford to live with or without a roommate and grand view when House Hunters International finds the beat in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Life in Oklahoma is just OK for media entrepreneurs Jon and Ivy. They have three great kids and a growing camera business, but they want more. Ivy's always dreamed of doing charity work internationally, and Jon loves the allure of adventure. They fell in love with Puerto Escondido on their honeymoon and now, with their business established and their kids old enough to appreciate it, they've decided that a move abroad and a shift toward charity work would be the perfect next big thing. Puerto Escondido is known for its amazing real estate, but with a non-profit salary and five mouths to feed, the Joneses may have to put in some overtime if they want to find a fair deal on a house that can fit their family.
At 26, both Sarah and Alex never ventured far from their native Houston, happy with dating and living at home with family and friends surrounding them. But, two years into their relationship, Alex's boss offered him a promotion at the company's London office. For the sake of his career, Alex couldn't refuse and Sarah followed, quitting her job to join her boyfriend in England. Once they arrive, they quickly discover why London is ranked one of the world's most expensive places to rent. Unlike the large spaces they're used to, this city is cramped and finding a flat within their 1900-hundred dollar a month budget can be daunting. Find out if their first flat brings them closer together, or tears them apart when House Hunters International lives lean in London, England.
Ten years ago, Andrea left her native Colombia during difficult times. Now she and husband Dan return to Bogota where Dan wants to develop a new business. At first Andrea sees only risk while Dan sees opportunity. But she soon realizes that after ten years, Bogota has become a new, dynamically renewed place. Their house hunt centers on what will be best for their two young daughters in terms of location, security and of course price. Real estate agent Marc Mund carefully guides the couple through the hunt which reaches a surprising conclusion as House Hunters International visits new and improved Bogota, Colombia.
When John Tisa was offered the promotion of a lifetime to oversee wine sales in China, he leapt at the chance. Now, he and his wife Samantha are moving from New York to Shanghai, and expecting their first child. But in a city divided between historical and modern, they're quickly discovering their desires for their new home are split, too. John hopes to immerse the family in China's rich culture, but Samantha wants amenities and modernity, when House Hunters International travels from the Northeast to the Far East, in Shanghai, China.
Dan and Leslie from Houston, Texas caught the travel bug early on in their relationship, spending a semester abroad while in college. So when the opportunity came up for Dan to work in Vietnam, they moved with their two kids and cat to Ho Chi Minh City. Three years later, when the assignment ended, they could have moved back home, but instead decided to keep the foreign fun adventure going by taking another assignment, this time in China. However, don't think that, living in Vietnam means that moving to China will be a piece of cake. They think it's actually going to be more challenging than the move to Vietnam. But that's not going to stop the Taylor family from living it up in Chengdu, China.
When Armando, an American architect living in Los Angeles lost his job during the recession, he decided to get out and see the world. Armando bought an around the world ticket and set off on a two year journey to find a new place to live and work. After he applied to an architectural firm in London, they informed him they'd like to set him up for a large project in Beijing, China where his around the world trip began. Lucky for Armando, his friend Sabrina from back in LA has also moved to Beijing and she'll be there to give him a local's perspective. After two years on the road, Armando is looking for the comforts of home he's missed, but he also wants to live close to his office. He'll soon find out that in Beijing's hot real estate market, finding a large apartment in the heart of the city that fits within his budget will be next to impossible. Find out if Armando can get everything he wants or if he'll have to lower his expectations when House Hunters International visits Beijing, China.
Fresh from the altar, Jared and Tara Wells are embarking on the adventure of a lifetime as both of their jobs transfer them from Minnesota to the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. They are setting out on the house hunt with a strict budget in order to use Jersey as a launch pad for European exploration, but the high prices of real estate on the isle suggest they may have to compromise the original plan. While Jared is willing to stay the course and live with the bare minimum in order to fulfil their dream of travel, Tara is beginning to question whether giving up the comforts of home will be worth it.
Lori Ann has a rich life in New Jersey, but after residing in Paris for 10 years, husband Bill knew living in New Jersey wasn't for him. She knows her husband wants a second chance with France so they've decided on Nice. Bill is dreaming of the countryside, but this city girl has sacrificed a lot for the move, so she wants the familiarity of urban life at any cost in pricy central Nice. Caught in the middle, property consultant Adrian Leeds will have a tough time reconciling both her clients' different wishes. Watch when Hunters International tries to combine two dreams in Nice, France.
Brad and Amber aren't just newlyweds, they're partners in crime. They understand what it means to support each other, and that's why once Brad's tech company took off, their focus shifted to realizing Amber's dream to rescue animals abroad. It was in pursuit of that dream that the couple found Koh Samui, a small Thai Island with a big population of animals in need. Brad is willing to make anything work as long as he can work from home, but the slower pace of island life has him worried that Koh Samui is too disconnected to keep his business running smoothly from afar. Alternately, Amber loves the change of pace, and wants to preserve it by finding a house far away from the island's epicenter. With island life posing a host of unexpected challenges, Amber and Brad will need to find a way to make things work, or more than the animals may need to be rescued in Koh Samui, Thailand.
After 25 years working as a marketing executive in New York City, Thalia has decided that she wants to give her twins, Zara and Lev, a taste of a slower pace of life in Cyprus. But in the hunt to find a home that fits her family's needs and her particulars, this NY mom faces high hurdles of size and price when House Hunters International lands in the Mediterranean seaside island of Cyprus.
Despite a string of unsuccessful marriages, both Dory and Kenney never gave up on finding true love. Upon meeting, they worried their checkered pasts would warn the other off, so they were relieved to discover they'd both been married three times, and had children from past relationships. And, they shared a lot in common, including a fondness for motorcycles. Two years later, they decided to part ways with their native Texas and start a new life in the Central American country, Belize. Wanting to live close to the coast, for Kenney it was the chance to finally slow down after years of running a busy trucking company. But Dory had different plans, hoping to expand her embroidery business south of the boarder. When they arrived they witnessed Belize's boom first hand, and realized the demand for waterfront properties was huge. And with only 225-thousand to spend, finding a place that met his retirement requirements and her business plan was easier said than done. Find out if love conquers all when House Hunters International takes a break in Belize.
As an international business consultant, Muhammad Hutasuhut has seen a lot of the world but most of it without his wife, Catherine. Over the last eight years, they have lived in separate cities and were both willing to make that sacrifice for his career, but once their daughter Potter came along, family became a top priority. His company offered a job transfer to Jakarta and Muhammad jumped at the chance for his family to all live under one roof. His parents and relatives are from Indonesia, so with the move he not only gets to make up for lost time with Catherine and Potter, but also expose them to his Indonesian roots. As a first time resident, living in Indonesia is also a new adventure for Muhammad, but one new experience he is not excited for is Jakarta's notoriously congested traffic. He would love to find a house close to his downtown office so he could spend less time in stand still traffic and more time with the family. Catherine wants to see Muhammad more too but with homes close to downtown well over their $2,500 a month budget, she doesn't want to break the bank to do it. Watch as Catherine and Muhammad weigh cost versus commute in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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