The Cooks are an adventurous young family open to anything as long as they can do it together. So when husband Reese receives an offer to step in as head archeologist for the entire Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius, Kristin and the rest of the family enthusiastically say yes. Their enthusiasm will get them there, but to make it work, they'll need to find an affordable, kid-friendly home on a tiny eight square mile island with a market so small it doesn't have a dedicated real estate office. With very little to choose from, the family will have to dig deep if they don't want to settle.
Ryan and Melissa have a deep connection with Italy. Melissa studied abroad in college and has family in Tuscany. Ryan once lived and worked at a vineyard in the Piemonte region from which he would write Melissa letters while they were apart. After their marriage they would spend their honeymoon in Italy together. So when Ryan's school offered him a yearlong sabbatical they saw it as the perfect chance to introduce their young sons to the country that has meant so much to their relationship. Ryan will be taking classes in Rome so he needs to be near the transportation hub in the center of town. While Melissa was hoping for something in a less busy neighborhood so the children could play outside.
Teresa and Zach met in Portland. Then Teresa went off to university in NYC, but they continued their relationship long distance. When Teresa graduated, she accepted a job offer in New Delhi, India. This could have been the end for the relationship, but Zach, who works in IT, was able to convince his employer to outsource him to New Delhi so he could be with Teresa. His boss agreed under the condition that he continue working on Portland time, which is overnight in Delhi, and return to work in Portland every few months. They must adjust to a foreign culture and living together for the first time while working on opposite schedules, but not before they can agree on living in a place that works for both of them.
A work transfer relocated Nissan Joseph back to his hometown of Gurgaon, India after 30 years of absence. Encouraged by his adventurous fiancee, Denise, they must decide what's more important, the Western amenities he's grown accustomed to, or her love of authentic Indian style. Even with the help of property consultant Atul Marwaha, it might be hard to find a balance.
Adventurous by nature, a young woman from Ohio backpacked alone through India for months. At the tail end of her trip, however, she found love. They decide to live together but they'll need a home that suits them both. With many homes near the beaches being reserved for holiday rentals, they struggle to find a villa, for long term lease, that will suit their needs, fit their budget and will help their brand new relationship to flourish.
When Diana took a trip to Thailand for her birthday, she never expected she'd decide to stay in the city of Chiang Mai and take a job at the elephant sanctuary where she'd been volunteering. She's giving up her entire life in Las Vegas to devote her future to saving elephants and educating people on the perils of elephant tourism, but she isn't sure what style home to pick. The western style homes she's used to will likely exceed her budget, and to live close to the center of town and near her work, she'll likely have to embrace a more traditional, no-frills Thai style home. With her friend Mary, a local, along for the hunt, Diana will have to make a tough decision between the life she knows and a whole new culture as House Hunters International heads to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Jay was living a great life in Portland, Oregon but when he saw a job posting for a General Manager of an Australian baseball team he decided it was time to get back to his love of baseball and hopefully get the job of his dreams. When he was in Brisbane for the job interview he stumbled upon a bar and stumbled into the girl of his dreams. Not only did he get the job he got the girl. Now Jay and Belinda are taking the leap and moving in together. He's taking a chance on love and baseball.
After a diving vacation in the Turks and Caicos, Chris and Shelley were convinced to buy a second home on the island of Salt Cay. On this three by one mile island, openings are sparse, and within their 240,000 dollar budget, Shelley wants to help the islands ailing animal community from a charming old world home, but Chris is keen to make a smart real estate investment with a beachfront rental property. Their real estate agent Debbie tries her best to strike the right balance between charm and capital as House Hunters International invests in the Turks and Caicos.
Kevin, a research chemist working for a petroleum company in Texas is offered the perfect position in Aberdeen, Scotland where UK North Sea Oil exploration is based. The thriving city has a tight real estate market and buyers must participate in a risky blind-bidding auction process which Kevin and his wife Charlotte, a senior process engineer, first learn about from real estate agent Judith. The challenge isn't as much deciding which one of three beautiful houses they prefer, as it is securing it, when six other buyers have made secret offers on the same property. And there is no time to spare as the couple are expecting their first child at any moment. All at once, a new job, a new home and a new baby in a new country.
Enamored with England since she was a girl, Linny Bushey is finally making her dream move to Greater London to pursue her acting career. She wants an old house with English charm, but old world quirks might bother her husband Robert, who wants enough space for his musical equipment, which is going to be hard to come by in England's historic homes. It's up to real estate agent Richard Blanco to find them a blend of both.
Matthew and Danielle's lives were consumed by their careers in San Francisco. Dealing with extensive commutes and long work days, they were looking to escape the rat-race and find a new place to unwind. They had always dreamed of the slower pace of Europe, so when a video game company contacted Matthew about a job in Helsinki they sold everything they owned, except their cat of course, and made the trip overseas. They will need something that is hard to find very quickly like a turnkey apartment that is pet friendly in Helsinki, Finland.
Long time Brooklynites Cecilia and Talya want their twin daughters to grow up in a big family environment. Since Talya's family is spread out, they have decided to make the move to Stockholm, Sweden to be closer to Cecilia's family. One wants an apartment that reminds them of Brooklyn, the other wants a home in the suburbs with outdoor space. With Stockholm's booming market, it won't be easy for real estate agent Anders Reuter to find them a home that ticks all their boxes.
Tracy and Konrad VanDerBurg have been together for 20 years and have always lived in the US. They are giving up their home, family and friends when Konrad's job unexpectedly moves to Iesi, Italy. The family is excited but at the same time unsure about the trip. Konrad is the only one that has done any real traveling. Making them even more nervous is that the city of Iesi has very few English speakers, as it's not a tourist destination. They're looking for a place that has oodles of Italian charm but with no international schools in the small city they also need space to homeschool their four children.
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