After years of a long distance relationship, Australian national, Tanny is ready to settle down with her Danish boyfriend Jonas, in Denmark. As if that wasn't going to be a big enough adjustment to make, at the last minute, he gets a job in Greenland. So change of plans. Greenland is the largest island in the world and one of the least populated places on earth. Like Alaska, there aren't many roads. Housing is scarce and expensive. Fortunately, Jonas will be working for a publicly owned company, so the government will offer him government owned housing at a reduced price, but there's a catch. It's take it or leave it, only one choice. So Tanny is moving from the bottom of the world where it's warm and tropical, to the top of the world just below the Arctic Circle, leaving her family, friends and job, everything really, all for love. This guy Jonas must be quite a catch.
Juan and Emily met in his hometown of Buenos Aires. He gave up his city life when he moved to the suburbs of her native, North Carolina. Juan was adjusting to life in the States and living the American Dream, but he longed for the city life that he left behind. The couple soon became engaged and took a trip to Rotterdam to celebrate. Enamored with the Dutch city, this globetrotting couple decides to take a leap of faith and move to the Netherlands. But for Juan to fully realize his dream of recapturing the city life, he must convince Emily to concede to giving up the comforts of a sprawling home to stay central.
Deidre and Jason Mize have dreamed of living in Mexico since they visited years ago. But instead of talking about it, they changed careers, sold their house and said goodbye to Kansas City and hola to Playa del Carmen. Now, he's hoping for office space and ocean vistas and Deidre's seeking a poolside paradise. But with a limited income, someone may have to sacrifice part of their dream, when House Hunters International goes coastal in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Robert and his wife Sofia were living a good life in Las Vegas with their three young daughters when a new job opportunity changed everything. Robert, a pastor, was offered the chance to lead a new campus of his church in Newcastle, Australia. After thinking it over with his wife, who had to look up where Australia is on a map, they decided to take a chance and go for it. Robert is excited about his family's new adventure, but Sofia is more concerned about displacing her daughters and how they'll adjust to a new country. While Robert is looking for a modern, contemporary house, Sofia would prefer something with more charm and character to help her daughters feel at home. Find out if the man of the house gets his way or if there's power in numbers for the ladies of the family as House Hunters International visits Newcastle, Australia.
When real estate agent Jennifer moved to Granada for a new adventure, she never thought she would be the co-founder of an animal rescue. Now with true ties to the community, she wants to fully commit to city she loves, by making the leap to homeownership in Nicaragua. Acting as her own agent has yielded no results, so she's asked her friend and co-worker Carlos to help her think outside of the box. But the more homes he shows her, the more he realizes that Jennifer has been her own worst enemy. Her modest budget just doesn't allow all the things she wants and Carlos knows she'll have to compromise. Watch when House Hunters International dreams big in Granada, Nicaragua.
After years of enjoying the surf in Costa Rica, Tim and Kim are ready to move their family to Jaco so they can take advantage of a relaxed lifestyle and close-knit family culture. But in their hunt to find a home, these two parents share divided interests - buying a comfortable turnkey or an under budget fixer upper. And finding a home in Jaco's red hot market won't make their search any easier when House Hunters International rides the real estate wave in Jaco, Costa Rica.
College sweethearts Mike and Sarah left Minnesota and moved to France to complete masters' degrees. For two years they lived idyllic lives in the countryside community of Montigny-sur-Loing, located 40-miles south of Paris. But when their studies were complete, they were ready for a change and a faster pace. Drawn to Colombia's recent economic growth, Mike believed Bogota was the best place to put his business degree to work. Not ready to return to the mid-west, Sarah agreed, but unlike her husband, she couldn't speak a word of Spanish, and had reservations about their destination. Once they arrived, they witnessed Bogota's boom first hand, and a huge demand for affordable apartments. And with a swelling wish-list and only 1500-hundred a month to spend, finding a two-bedroom close to parks for her, and with outdoor space and mountain views for him, would be easier said than done. Find out if they can cope with the county's high costs and close quarters when Hunters International takes a chance on Colombia.
Marcus and Alicia fell in love and started a family, but their union is hampered by the presence of a hemisphere between their native homes. The newlyweds moved to Marcus's native Sweden, but have travelled back to Alicia's homeland of Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, with regularity. Now, with a baby in tow, they've decided that Easter Island is just what their family needs. Surrounded by raw nature and centuries of tradition, both Marcus and Alicia agree that a move to Rapa Nui will improve their lives in all the ways that matter most. But like many things, its greatest strengths, rawness and isolation, are also the source of its biggest problems. It's tradition on the Island that only natives can own land, and while Alicia does have a home that she loves on her family's land, Marcus feels that house is unfit for their baby and their business. He insists that they move, but new real estate on the island is nearly impossible to come by. With a grab bag of priorities and only a handful of options, Marcus and Alicia will have to work hard to find middle ground on Easter Island.
Andrea and Harris Fellman always dreamed of living in a tropical paradise, but put the move off for years. When Andrea's father passed away, the tragedy spurred them to live life to the fullest. Now, they're taking their two young kids to Potrero, Costa Rica, searching for the pure life. But Andrea's hoping for surf and sand beneath her toes, while Harris dreams of extravagant homes with breathtaking views. They'll have to get on the same page to find their personal paradise, when House Hunters International heads to Potrero, Costa Rica.
American girl Pam and Dutch boy Jarno fatefully met on a trip to Belize and now four years later they live together as husband and wife in Jarno's sleepy home town of IJsselstein in the Netherlands. But former New York resident Pam, who endures a daily commute of several hours to her job in Amsterdam, is ready to graduate to the bigger town of Utrecht to be closer to work and the conveniences of a city, but creature of habit Jarno isn't sure the city is where he wants to be. While Jarno wants his wife to be happy, he isn't ready to sacrifice space, which he knows he'll have to do to live closer to Utrecht's city center. Find out if Pam can convince her husband that the city is where it's at when House Hunters International visits Utrecht, The Netherlands.
New Yorker Aimee turned to yoga to get her through the most trying time in her life. As a result, she pursued an MBA at a prestigious university in Breukelen, Netherlands, with the goal of combining her passion for yoga and her job as a change management consultant into a new career path. Upon graduation, single Aimee realized that nearby Amsterdam provided the perfect location to establish her new business and find the Nordic Viking of her dreams. With an extensive wish list that includes practical and spiritual desires, real estate agent Toni will have to manage Aimee's expectations & budget while finding the perfect space that doubles as home and a yoga studio. See if Aimee can find inner peace when House Hunters International explores the energy of Amsterdam.
After twenty years of Texas living, The Arecchis are headed back to where their romance first began, Fiona's former home of Competa, Spain. But it's not much of a second honeymoon for the couple, as a split in where to live starts to drive them apart. Fiona's ready for a quiet life in the Spanish countryside, whereas Justin wants to party every night in the village plaza. Its love on the rocks in Competa, Spain.
Emily Gensley is at her happiest when exploring Europe, so when a long-term relationship ended back in the States, she knew exactly how to work through it. She began a nomadic expedition not only to see more of the continent, but also to learn more about herself. Emily went everywhere from Ireland to Croatia, but it was a stop in Belgium that had the most profound impact. As a yoga teacher, she took time from her travels to volunteer at a youth camp there, and in the process, began forming friendships across the Belgian countryside. But it wasn't until she visited eclectic Brussels, that she knew in her heart and mind that this was the place to set her creative spirit free. Emily wants to immerse herself in downtown's vibrant art scene and its melting pot of people. She also values having quiet time to reflect and practice yoga so, she's also looking to have some serene green space at her fingertips. With only a tourist's perspective on the city, Emily is confident that she can find both, in the heart of the action, on her $900 a month budget. Unfortunately, her rose colored view of city living is clashing with reality. Luckily, her friend Nevena Kostic has been living in Brussels for some time now and is helping with the search. She knows Emily can be indecisive at times, so trying to get her to focus her priorities will be a challenge for not only Nevena but also for real estate agent Maria Strandberg. Nevena will try to keep her friend's indecisive impulses in check, as Emily goes on a journey of self-discovery through Brussels, Belgium.
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