Brandon and Amy's routine life in San Francisco got knocked for a loop when Brandon received the opportunity for a promotion in Sydney, Australia. Eager to shake things up and add some adventure to their lives, Amy has given up a steady job to join Brandon in the search for an Australian home, but their respective wish lists will certainly be a challenge to meet. They'll need a pet friendly apartment for their dog, but Amy likes a modern apartment with a large, open floor plan while Brandon's main concern is location and keeping his commute as short as possible. Find out if they can get everything they're looking for or if someone has to compromise as House Hunters International visits Sydney, Australia.
When Nicolai gets a job transfer to Clermont-Ferrand France, Jena and 2 year-old Olivia are more than ready for an adventure. But what Jena is about to realize when they embark on this adventure, is that Nicolai's dreams of living in France will feel like Napoleon Bonaparte is still in charge. Will Jena bring Nicolai to his senses and be able to talk him into living with all the conveniences of the 21st century? Or will finding a house that fits both their needs and their dreams be a fiasco?
Marius and Anne-Marie left the Netherlands twenty years ago and eventually planted roots in Arizona. They love Scottsdale's outdoor lifestyle but summer's sweltering heat has grown to be too much to handle. They've decided to reconnect with their Dutch heritage and look for a part time home in the harbor town of Hoorn. Marius dreams of living a nautical lifestyle where he can easily dock a boat in front of the house. Anne-Marie has grown accustomed to some American creature comforts, so she's hoping to find something spacious. But, with places in the Netherlands usually significantly smaller, there may be some rough waters ahead agreeing on a home that will equally satisfy them.
Anthropologists Sarah and Aaron are tired of commuting back and forth to Europe for their jobs. They have decided to make Amsterdam their home base. To help Sarah settle into her new job and finish here PhD, Aaron will take a break from his career to stay at home with their two girls. Sarah is dreaming of a rooftop terrace, but with two young girls to look after, Aaron would prefer a ground floor apartment. They will have to choose between a long commute to work and a short commute to school, or vice versa.
Brynhild was born in the Faroe Islands, but decided to become an exchange student in high school. She was assigned to Michigan and loved it so much she decided to stay in the US for the last seven years. But now with her visa expiring, she and her American boyfriend Luis are planning a move back to the Faroe Islands so they can live close to her family in the same way they've lived close to Luis' family for the past several years. But things on the Faroe Islands aren't exactly how Brynhild remembers, and the fact that most people own their homes there makes the practice of renting an apartment next to impossible due to extremely limited inventory. Will they be able to find a suitable home or will they end up living with Brynhild's family? Find out as House Hunters International travels to the mystical Faroe Islands.
Washington, D.C. area couple Pamela and Sean are honoring a wedding day vow to live abroad by moving to Dublin, Ireland, for his new job. But it's not "happily ever after" when it comes to house hunting. While she wants Irish character and charm in a new apartment, Sean would prefer something modern with an open-flor plant. No matter what type of place they choose, it needs to be close to Sean's bus for work and within Pamela's strict budget.
Michael has relocated to Dublin for his Chicago employer. With this exciting promotion, he and his wife Kate must find a home quickly. But there's also Reese, their dog. And that means finding a home that is both pet-friendly and close to Michael's new job. Their Real Estate Agent Karen quickly realizes that the one family member driving their house hunt is Reese, and the duel between living space and location -- close to work or near a park where the dog can run -- isn't over until Michael and Kate visit a local distillery where their difficult decision comes as an unexpected surprise.
Gillian's given up her stable career in pharmaceutical sales to have more family time with her and Marc's son, Easton, on the eastern shore of Quintana Roo, Mexico. But her family's reliance on Marc's freelance photography business is increasing Gillian's anxiety and because of the tourist-heavy locale in Quintana Roo, the couple can't seem to find a home with the space they want within their budget as House Hunters International pictures a new future on the coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Life was perfect in Phillips, Wisconsin, until Jake found out he was being transferred to the Netherlands for work, which meant he and his wife Sara would have to pull their two young daughters away from friends, family, and almost everything they've ever known. Jake's job on an off-shore oil rig means Sara will be navigating her new home country all by herself nearly half the time, so she's got her heart set on finding a functional home where she and her girls will be happy. But the housing market in Assen is different than back in Wisconsin, which means several sacrifices will have to be made, but just how much are Jake and Sara willing to sacrifice? Find out when House Hunters International visits Assen in the Netherlands.
George was spending most of the work week traveling for his job as a radiology technician, leaving Jessica at home alone, without a support network nearby for her to lean on. No matter how hard they tried to build a new life there, George's schedule put a strain on their relationship and after two years they decided it was time for a change and a fresh start. So, when a position opened up with George's company in Eindhoven, they jumped at the opportunity to relocate again. Now, after a year of testing out the waters, these newlyweds are ready to officially put down roots in Eindhoven. Frustrated with the limited selection of rental properties that will accommodate their pets, and a desire to have a place they can decorate and call their own, they've decided to take the next step and purchase their first home together.
When Steven told his wife Robyn about a friend who had recently relocated to New Zealand, Robyn wondered why they weren't doing the same thing. So, they decided to take the plunge and move their three kids to Wellington in New Zealand in search of fun and family togetherness. But finding a suitable home for the whole family will be a big challenge as Steven is looking for a beach adjacent oasis, while Robyn is looking for the big city chic lifestyle they never had back in Oregon. Find out which sensibility prevails as House Hunters International goes to Wellington, New Zealand.
Malcolm and Hillary were friends and opposites in high school, but after school they went their separate ways. Hillary started a family and a career, and Malcolm sailed the world and raced motorcycles and cars. They were content on their separate paths for three decades, but when they unexpectedly met again later in life the timing was right, and this time, they clicked. They enjoy life together in Sheffield, but they're eager to share something new that's not connected to their past. They're looking for a historic property in affordable Southern Italy, but their budget is small, and their old habit of thinking like opposites may just make their search for a second home twice as hard.
With their kids grown and off in college, Scott and Traci McLeod sold their house and moved into their lake home until they could find a new, smaller home. But right in the middle of the switch, Scott got an offer from his company for a change of pace working in England. It seemed like the perfect time to take the leap across the pond for the adventure of a lifetime. But finding a house that fits their needs, their lifestyle, and their budget could cause a showdown between these country folk in Milton Keynes.
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