For French teacher and foodie Erich Ostrowski, starting a new life in Lyon, France is a tasty proposition. As a gastronomy capital, there's a surplus of gourmet cuisine but there could be a shortage of places that match Erich's criteria. His friend and fellow ex-pat Susannah knows Erich is admittedly picky, so helping him prioritize his laundry list of demands may be a bigger job than she signed up for.
For years, Jill and Tim worked so hard in San Diego, they forgot to take pleasure in the simple things. Now they've decided they wanted to reconnect with each other and get more out of life in the villages outside of Malaga, Spain. Tim and Jill will be living off their savings as they look for work online, so Tim's main concern is finding an under budget home, but for Jill, a new lifestyle is includes finding a spacious home with views. In order to get Jill the home of her dreams, Tim may need forget being so far under budget.
Chicago native Elizabeth is excited to begin college in Stockholm, Sweden. But student housing is hard to come by, so she's being forced to buy an apartment. She's looking to cut down costs by sharing a two-bedroom apartment with her friend, Ronja. But, sticker shock could force them to give up their dream of living in Stockholm's city center.
Dax and Lili love Las Vegas. It suits Dax's entrepreneurial ambition, and psychologist Lili can't get enough of the city's weird, wild energy and hordes of interesting people. But the couple also has a calmer side. It was their mutual love of warm water, ocean life, and quiet breezes led them to Grand Cayman the first time. Dax had hoped to live there forever, but in 2004, Hurricane Ivan had other plans, and their first house was destroyed. While they're both haunted by the loss, a decade removed has fueled a longing to return. Dax wants a full time, permanent move, but Lili is afraid to put all their eggs in a basket that's inconveniently located in one of the world's worst hurricane zones. If they want to leave Las Vegas together, they'll have to agree on whether owning a piece of the island's beautiful nature scape is worth risking Mother Nature's wilder side again.
Ashley is leaving it all behind for her husband John's new job in Melbourne, Australia. John is dreaming of a luxurious high rise apartment in the newly developed Docklands area of Melbourne, with a view that he will never forget and an extra bedroom for visiting guests. Since she left her job behind in the US, Ashley would rather get a more modest apartment that will save them money for exploring Australia together.
Life was hectic in Canada before Sergio and Arlene sold off their family pharmacy. But now that they're free of those obligations, they have the time and money to commit towards finding a dream vacation home in Lake Como, Italy, where they can eventually retire as well. But with two teen boys along, retirement isn't on the horizon just yet, and they'll have to find a property that meets everyone's needs. Both Sergio and Arlene want plenty of space for the whole family, but while Arlene is looking for gorgeous views and great amenities, Sergio is more concerned with the basics like budget and making sure there's parking nearby. See which sensibility prevails as House Hunters International takes a dip in Lake Como, Italy.
Kathryn grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. Her dream was to live in New York City. She made that dream come true and had the foresight to look for an international employer there in hopes of having the opportunity to travel abroad. But she got more than she hoped for when she was offered a position in their office in Trieste, Italy. New York is her dream, but how could she refuse an offer like this? She could see all of Europe while there. With only one work contact there to help her transition, she boldly heads off into the unknown. She's looking forward to being able to afford a much nicer place than she can in New York City and even saving money for the future. But in this small town on the border of Slovenia and near Croatia, off the radar of most tourists, she is going to find housing there to have some quirks quite foreign to the United States. But like the song says, if she can make it in New York, she can make it anywhere. She's about to find out.
Rachel and Chris decide to switch things up, so when Rachel lands a job in Hamilton, New Zealand, they are ready to go. But for Chris, being a stay-at-home dad with 2 toddlers doesn't include cleaning the pool that Rachel has her heart set on. Not to mention a suburban home where he can't walk the kids to the parks. Will this young couple be able to compromise or will Chris end up accepting a job just to get out of the house? And if he does how far from both of their jobs will it be?
Before she married William, Nicolle lived as a single girl in Scotland. Though she loved it, she was forced to return to the states after her Visa expired. Three years later, the couple got married and started their family in Virginia. However, since day one they've always tried to maneuver a move to Scotland. After 12 years, Nicolle has decided to return to school to pursue her PhD in philosophy and has been accepted at the University of Aberdeen. After serious deliberation, Nicolle, William and their children have decided to move across the pond.
After years of moving between the U.S. and Germany, Hannah, Robbie, and their young daughter are ready to stop renting and permanently settle in the Rhine District of Germany. Hannah has an American-sized wishlist, including luxury items like air conditioning. Doctor Robbie just needs a home office, and doesn't want to have to put in extra hours to afford all of his wife's wishes. Can he convince her that more family time trumps the perfect family house?
Sarah loves animals, sometimes more than people. And she loves life on her family farm in Poway, California. But she wants to become a vet, and time away at school in Glasgow, Scotland, is the only road there. Her mom Liz is supportive in every way, including footing the bill. But that support comes along with her many opinions, and needless to say, Sarah and mom rarely agree. School starts soon and available apartments are filling up. Sarah doesn't want to go at all, but if she wants to get through vet school and get home soon, she'll have to find a way to balance mom, school, and homesickness and make Glasgow a home for the year.
Ana has just been promoted, and she and husband Sean are moving from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro. While Ana will work in the company office with clients getting ready for the 2016 Olympics, Sean will manage his San Francisco business from their new home. She wants an easy commute, and he wants a home with space to work. A helicopter flight over the city gives them a stunning overview of Rio's incredible geography and world famous landmarks. None of the three unique properties they see is a perfect wish list match. But their decision is a surprise, based less on wish list details than on their mutual support as they both face life and work in a new country.
After the birth of their son, Erin and Peter knew they needed more space and a different lifestyle than New York City could afford them. Now, Peter has a job opportunity that can take the family to Amsterdam. From the start, Peter and Erin have very different location needs. He feels living in Amsterdam will enrich his family with the cultural benefits of living in a thriving city. But now that this once dual income family is now dependent on just Peter's livelihood, Erin would rather live in the suburbs where they get more for less. This couple will have to find a compromise that will work for everyone.
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