Carol and Mike love the Buckeye State, but as globally conscious parents, they want their kids to grow up knowing more than just the Midwest. So when Carol's humanitarian work presented an opportunity to move the family to the Far East, it was Cambodia or bust. Their enthusiasm and adventurous spirits will get them there, but to make it work, they'll need to find an affordable, kid-friendly home that can bridge the gap between two cultures and put the whole family on solid ground in a developing nation that's far from home.
For twenty years an American couple has sought to relive and reinvent the years that they spent as newlyweds living in a foreign land. Last time around they were recently graduated and living in Frankfurt. After a few blissful years, they returned to the States and settled in South Carolina. They may have left Germany but Germany never left them. Two decades later, they finally have their chance to return. And this time it's Mulheim, in western Germany, that they'll call home. If, that is, they can get their expectations in check and agree on their priorities. From a nearly three hundred year old loft to a 1970's style house, the road back in time isn't an easy one.
Adriana and Declan built a life together in Washington D.C. with their two daughters. But years of being thousands of miles away from their families took its toll, as Declan's Irish family and Adriana's Brazilian family couldn't make the trip to the States very often. Wanting to give their daughters a more traditional family life, Declan and Adriana are moving so they can be close to Declan's family. Watch as they return to Declan's homeland of Galway, Ireland, to search for a new home of their own.
Gabe and Amber had great lives in Chicago, cushy corporate jobs, a young daughter, friends and family. But they blew it all up so that they could move to the small tropical island of Grenada. Ya see, Gabe wants to be a doctor and he got accepted to study at St. George's University. Not knowing anything about Grenada, Amber is nervous about the move and leaving her life in the good old USA. As a matter of fact, they have discussed the possibility that, if they don't find a place in Grenada that meets her criteria, she might stay behind in Chicago with their daughter Gemma, while he flies solo in Grenada. So the pressure is on to find the perfect place that makes her happy and works for him as a med student and their budget, or else this family could be split in half. And no one wants to see that happen.
After volunteering at his father-in-law's veterinary clinic, Garrett decided to change majors and become a vet himself. But after making a late decision to change his career focus, he was too late to apply to medical schools in America. He turned to Grenada, and was accepted into a program. Now they're leaving New York for the island of spice, but they'll be living off savings and a limited budget won't provide the kind of life they had in New York. Mallory is sacrificing the only life she's known for her husband, so she's not so willing to compromise on things like garden space for their dog, modern appliances or having a car just so Garrett can live close to school. See who rolls over as House Hunters International visits Grenada.
Josue Gonzalez wants to move his family to San Juan so he can share his heritage with his sons. He's convinced his wife Natasha to transfer their air traffic controller jobs and make the move from her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. First, they must decide on a house where they'll both feel comfortable. Josue wants to be in the city for beach access and a short commute to work at the airport. Natasha wants space and a quiet setting for an easier transition for their two boys, and her dislike for the beach has her looking for out-of-town options. Real estate agent Carolyn Palermo has her work cut out for her trying to land these two a home with opposite wish lists.
Bob, Lori, their two young daughters and their four dogs live in a friendly, upscale neighborhood in southern California. But for these two working parents, life is hectic. They dream of more family time and a less stressful life. On a recent vacation to Costa Rica, they found Manuel Antonio, known for secluded beaches, hilly jungle terrain and the calmer pace of living they dream about. By selling their California home and Costa Rica's lower cost of living, Bob and Lori think that they can afford the good life in Manuel Antonio. Financially, it is a big move with big risks, and from the start of their house hunt, they find themselves at odds over one key wish list priority, the beach. Lori wants a home right on the beach, but their budget will not meet beachfront prices. Bob seeks a compromise with properties further inland. See who prevails when House Hunters International visits Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
Jenni and Ashley were raising their young family in North London when Ashley got a job offer in Amsterdam. Jenni is reluctant to leave behind the baby yoga business she has been developing for two years but it's an opportunity they can't turn down. Once there they'll have to settle on a property. Having had over 100 feet of garden in their house in London, Jenni would love a good amount of outdoor space for their three children. However, Ashley wants to be near the center of Amsterdam to fully enjoy all that their new city has to offer.
A recent college graduate ditches the car culture of her native Riverside, California. With both an American and a UK passport, she can pick anywhere in the European Union as her new home. But it is Spain's second largest city, with its world renowned emphasis on pedestrian life, which won her heart. After a summer spent studying abroad in Catalonia, she has at least one local friend. And he helps her to navigate the tricky road ahead, from the Gothic Quarter to trendy Gracia. Viewing three traditional Catalan flats, with balconies, tile floors and, of course, lots of stairs, may leave her more exhausted than excited when House Hunters International goes to Barcelona.
When Jessica and Marco first arrived in Turin they moved into a one-bedroom apartment which was supposed to be temporary. But when their son Leonardo was born that short-term stop turned into a four-year stay. As Leonardo grows their living space needs to grow as well. Jessica really wants to find a home where she can finally feel comfortable, but Marco knows they need to stay on budget. Watch as this family searches for a home they can call their own when House Hunters International travels to Turin, Italy.
Arkady and Eugene have had a similar path in life. Both emigrated from Russia twenty five years ago, then met in New York and have been together for twelve years. With their five year old adopted daughter Esther, they live in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood which Eugene describes as the best place on earth. But the two have decided that now is the time to plan for their eventual retirement. They want the benefits of an investment property, a second family home and a retirement destination all in one and they agree that Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's western coast is the ideal location. They look forward to sharing a new culture and language with Esther. But that is where agreement ends. Their wish lists are at serious odds. In fact their only point of agreement is a pool for little Esther. Their conflicting ideas take over as both stand firm and agent Taniel looks on in disbelief as House Hunters International visits Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Jens and Jessika moved to Sweden for their masters, and when they both received job offers in Lund they decided to stay. While on an extend holiday in the US Jens suffered a stroke and after completing the first part of his physical therapy in San Jose they headed back to Sweden to finally settle down and buy a home of their own. Jens' stroke has changed their house hunting plans considerably. They are now looking for a ground floor or first floor property, so Jens does not have to climb more than one set of stairs, and they need to be centrally located or very close to public transport so he can travel easier. Watch as they search for home that will suit all of their special needs in Lund, Sweden.
Writers Steven and Leslie met during the course of their regular world travels while Steven was teaching in Korea. He and Leslie, a travel writer, soon began traveling the world together as Steven turned his focus towards writing novels. They tried to go to America, but Steven encountered visa issues and they needed a place to go in the interim. Having heard great things about San Miguel de Allende, they headed down Mexico way only to discover an artist's paradise. They love it so much they've decided to buy a house to serve as home base between their many adventures, but each of them has their own creative needs. With Steven hoping to live outside of town and Leslie wanting to live in the city center, someone is going to have to compromise in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
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