Jeff and Rachel Hartreeve are moving to London from Minneapolis with their daughter Saffron to take advantage of a job opportunity that will make their dream of living in Europe a reality. Just when arrangements to move to England were complete Jeff discovers the company now needs him in Copenhagen part-time! The family have their hearts set on England so Jeff decides he will commute between London and Copenhagen. Rachel and Saffron fly to meet Jeff in Copenhagen for a few days of sightseeing before they all fly off to London, only to find that even after stretching their budget to live in one of the most expensive cities in the world, they still hadn't stretched it far enough. They're going to have make some sacrifices for this move. Will they give up space, location, or travel?
The demands of owning a sports bar and being a nurse had Les and Karen McIntyre ready to make a last call on the stress of living in California. As new empty nesters, they want to take the money from selling their business and home and look for a place in the laid-back Gold Coast region of Costa Rica. Coming from an over 4,000 square foot home, Les is looking to down size and live comfortably off their nest egg, but Karen isn't quite ready to scale back. It won't be easy for real estate agent Sarah Breitlander to settle the debate over space versus savings in Costa Rica's Gold Coast.
Alex and Laura are always looking to expand their horizons, so when Alex received a job offer in Melbourne, the couple decided it was time to break out the passports and take a chance on a whole new hemisphere. They both agree that Melbourne's trendiest suburb South Yarra is the place they want to be, but Laura's idea of a budget is very different than Alex's. If these two want to get their new lives started, they're going to have to agree on more than just the neighborhood.
A new job has Nate, Olya, and their four boys leaving the chilly winters in Provo, Utah, for the year-round tropical weather of Suva, Fiji. But the couple is butting heads over what to sacrifice in renting a house. Nate wants an ocean view so he can have a true island experience, while Olya wants a modern kitchen with all the bells and whistles. They'd like a swimming pool too, and they need to be within biking distance of Nate's job at the University of the South Pacific. It's a big wish list for their realtor, and one of them is going to have to convince the other to compromise.
Grant and Jen have both landed scholarships to Lund University in Sweden. They're excited about the opportunity for travel, but moving sight unseen and without much forethought, Grant and Jennifer now feeling anxious about the changes in store. Taking part time work means Grant and Jennifer are on a tight budget, but he thinks its more than enough to live in his preferred local-next to the city's university social scene. But moving with their elderly dog, Ella, Jennifer wants a home with plenty of yard space, which prices them out of living in the city. Between these conflicting schools of thought, which will win out as House Hunters International walks a fine line in Lund, Sweden.
Rod brings his long distance marriage to an close by finally moving in with his wife Isi. Isi is a doctor who works at a hospital in Edinburgh, so Rod decides to go the distance and give up his life in Norwich, England for a new life with Isi in Edinburgh, Scotland. However, Rod teaches Capoeira and is worried he won't find enough students in Edinburgh to continue teaching. Fellow expat Kent Chandler will use his expertise to try to find them the perfect home in Scotland's capital city.
Moving from Detroit to Christchurch, New Zealand, is an exciting adventure for this family of four. Exploring a terrain hit hard by earthquakes doesn't exactly make it comfortable, so Vanessa is determined to move into a house that is earthquake-safe. Can Mark convince her that you can't live in fear?
After meeting in college, Joshua and Sara have had a long distance relationship for the past two years. After they were both accepted into a teaching program in Palma de Mallorca, they've finally been reunited in Spain, but after so much time apart, finding middle ground is sure to be a challenge as both of them seek out different things they'd like in a new home. Sara is hoping to immerse herself in the heart of the city, but Joshua would rather settle into a peaceful, beachfront oasis. Find out if this young couple can reach an agreement as House Hunters International visits Palma de Mallorca in Spain.
Simon accepted a two-year job assignment in Sofia, Bulgaria, that will separate him from his partner Richard for the first time in their relationship. Richard accompanies Simon on the house hunt, but wants to make sure it has the lavish comforts he'll need when he is in town. In the clash between Richard's luxurious wants and Simon's pragmatic needs, which partner will have the final say as they search for the perfect Sofia apartment?
Amanda and Dave have always been world travelers, and feel ready to dust off their passports now that their boys are old enough to travel. Amanda has accepted a teaching position at a prestigious American school in Surrey in the United Kingdom. Will Amanda and Dave be able to find the family-friendly flat of their dreams, or will this trip across the pond be a lesson they won't forget?
Expectant parents Jeremy and Nicole are foodies from Washington, DC, who didn't see each other enough due to their hectic jobs. They moved to the burgeoning South American city of Medellin, Colombia, with the hopes of starting a food tourism business. To add to the stress of expecting their first baby and changing jobs, they must find a house in a city they've never visited before.
Colorado couple Brit and David always yearned for a life abroad, so they were quick to take an opportunity for David to work in Dusseldorf, Germany. Brit can barely contain her excitement about all that is new in Dusseldorf, but David is anxious about starting his new job, learning a new language and finding an affordable home in a very tight real estate market.
After 20 years away from his family, German native Peter wants to go home. He plans to split time between California and Berlin with his American wife Eva, and hopes to find a place near his family in the pricey Prenzlauer Berg area. It's an emotional move for Peter, and Eva is worried that her needs will be lost in the hunt. Either Eva will need to accept fewer amenities in the center of Berlin, or Peter will need to search in a less desirable neighborhood.
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