Their friends call them Tarzan and Jane because, well, you'll see. These two colorful people have a lot of interesting and unusual life experience. They met online and are now committed to leaving those lives and their prize possessions behind, for a fresh start and new lives of fun in the sun in Central America. He's very by-the-book, black and white, budget minded. She's more shades of grey and go-with-the-flow, so they don't always see eye to eye. But they're in love and love conquers all in Garabito, Costa Rica.
Demelza has always had a head for numbers, but she never dreamed she'd be accepted to the world-renowned Toulouse School of Economics in France. She's leaving her father, who raised her by himself, behind in Tampa to see everything that France has to offer her. She'll have the help of a current student in her house hunt, but his experience in France's fourth largest city might not be enough to stop Demelza from being seduced by the beauty of Toulouse and making a decision with her heart instead of her head. See how Demelza battles market forces to invest in her dream European apartment when House Hunters International visits Toulouse, France.
Geoff's job is taking his family away from their small Iowa town to the city of Orleans, France. He and his wife, Adrienne, are excited about the move but are concerned if it is the best thing for their children. Geoff really wants to be in the city center so their family can get the full cultural experience, but Adrienne would prefer a spacious home in the suburbs. See if this family can fulfill their wish list in Orleans, France.
Artist Claire has been living the good life in Ibiza, constantly surrounded by work, creativity, and friends. Her young son Lincoln has thrived in Spain for his first five years, but school age looms ahead, and Claire knows that a return to her hometown, Leeds, will offer the structure and stability that Lincoln needs to face the important years ahead. An artist specializing in mural painting, Claire has a propensity to dream big, so she's enlisted her best friend and level-headed other half, Leeds native Sam, to keep her grounded. Sam knows that Claire will have to think practically if she wants to build a stable life for Lincoln, but Claire will have to make her own choice between head and heart if she wants to make Leeds a reality.
Brenda and Kakasii first met when she visited Tanzania as a tourist from Baltimore and he was her safari guide. Years later they married but continued to live apart. Now they want to settle permanently in Arusha, Tanzania where they plan to start their own safari company. Location and security are important to their house hunt since Kakasii's safaris will take him away for days, even weeks at a time. Each house they tour has unique assets but none are without problems as they try to balance priorities. Kakasii wants to live in the countryside but Brenda desires to be closer to town and to have some of the conveniences, like hot water, she had in America. She faces a very different way of living in Arusha. Roads can be impassable during the rainy season and she learns that electric stoves are simply too expensive to operate.
After two years of living in the sleepy town of Nantwich England, frequent traveler Constant was yearning for a livelier place to live when his old boss phoned with a job offer in the Netherlands. Expecting their first child, his wife Molly wasn't so keen to leave her career in marketing behind, but hopes to enjoy a more vibrant lifestyle. On their home search in Groningen, they both want what's best for their baby, but Molly's got her heart set on getting a home with Dutch charm. But Dutch charm comes with a high price tag as House Hunters International cruises the canals of Groningen.
Eric and Jenna realize they'll never be able to afford a dream home with million dollar views in their current city of Beverly Hills, California. It's a difficult decision but if Eric decides to sell his late grandmother's house that he's been holding onto for fifteen years, they can slow down and enjoy their favorite city of Mazatlán, Mexico. While finding a place within budget in this historical capital is no easy task, especially since this Pearl of the Pacific is evolving into a world class resort, Eric is determined he's not selling his grandmother's house to walk away from Mexico empty-handed.
Jed and Radhika have always wanted to live abroad and experience a new culture. Since the boys were learning Spanish already they decided to move to a Spanish speaking country. They have saved enough money to spend more than a year there without working as long as they keep their budget down. Living in Granada, Spain will cement the boys' fluency in the language and give the family the opportunity to experience a new culture together. They want a fully furnished home with outdoor space and room for visitors. But it will be tough to find everything they want with their tight budget.
Kansas couple Ryan and Lindsey Ebright haven't spent much time out of their home state. So when they move to Warwick, England they're surprised to see what their 3,500 dollars a month budget can actually get them. Lindsey is concerned about the functionality and layout of their future home and would prefer a four bedroom place with two bathrooms. She thinks it's important to have enough space since she'll be staying at home, raising two kids, and entertaining visitors from out of town. Ryan, on the other hand, is squirming a bit when it comes to adding a fourth bedroom and a second bathroom to their ever growing budget. He'd rather spend the money on a place with old world charm that they wouldn't be able to get back home in Kansas.
Sam and Annie had the perfect house in Kentucky, but after Sam's work reached out to him about relocating to Amsterdam, he jumped at the opportunity. His wife Annie, who thought he was joking, sarcastically agreed to the move, but now that Sam's accepted the position, its full steam ahead to Amsterdam. Sam and Annie know they'll have to downsize from what they're used to and that finding ample space in Amsterdam comes at a premium. Find out if Sam and Annie can find a home with enough space for three rambunctious boys as House Hunters International comes to Amsterdam.
When Ken and Trinette realized they could run their business from anywhere they had an internet connection, they decided to hightail-it out of suburbia near Sacramento to the tiny little Mayan village of San Marcos La Laguna, that sits along the shore of a lake with three volcanos. Driving down with their car, ATV and trailer, they need a house with parking, but many of the houses around the lake are only accessible by boat.
Singer Mia Milan is moving with her partner and producer Boyd Wilson to Stockholm, Sweden, to focus on her pop music career. Looking for a budget friendly apartment with enough space to fit a recording studio, they must decide what's more important, saving money in the suburbs, or spending more to be inspired by city living. Breaking into a tough industry, and shopping in a notoriously competitive rental market, they'll have to catch a break to find the right apartment.
For seven years Sanne has been living in Amsterdam, and she recently purchased a beautiful apartment in the city center. With friends and family close by and living within walking distance from her favorite tennis courts, cafes, and shops Sanne's settled into the perfect place. However when her company offered her the job of her dreams at their London headquarters, she knew it was an offer she couldn't refuse. London prices are much more expensive than Amsterdam, so Sanne is going to have to up her budget to find a place she loves. Her new job starts just a few days after she arrives in London so timing will be a challenge when House Hunters International goes to London, England.
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