Chris and Michelle are children's books writers, but they are about to take their creativity to a new level. A passion for history and the desire to expose their children to different cultures has brought them to Majorca to renovate a historic Spanish estate. They'll choose from three historical properties in need of renovation. and transform one of them into the home of their dreams. Watch what happens when House Hunters International Renovation dreams big in Majorca, Spain. --- HGTV s01e01
After refurbishing homes in Saluda, North Carolina and Budapest, Hungary, Will Stankiewicz and his partner, Drew Gerber, have their sights set on a vacation home in Stara Moravica, Serbia. While Will is eager to tackle a major renovation and make the place their own, Drew is a bit more hesitant. In this rural enclave where horse-drawn wagons are still a common mode of transportation, he's worried they may be biting off more than they can chew. With building materials and skilled labor in short supply, they'll face missed deadlines and miscommunications all in pursuit of a peaceful getaway. House Hunters International brings a classic back to life in Stara Moravica, Serbia. --- HGTV s01e02
Elisa Scarton left behind her fast-paced life in Melbourne to join her fiancé Giulio in his languid Tuscan hometown. Now, they're searching this sleepy Italian village for a home to call their own. While Giulio's eager to dive into a renovation, Elisa's worried they won't be able to complete the project before the big day. As the clock ticks down, they'll battle one setback after another in a desperate bid to finish their home before the guests arrive and the wedding bells ring. House Hunters International says 'I do!' to a massive renovation in Manciano, Italy. --- HGTV s01e03
A recent inheritance is allowing Carolyn and Tom to fulfill their lifelong dream of buying a vacation home in France. But the heritage village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain presents harsh renovation realities requiring the expertise of Design Architect Lisa Bond to achieve 400 years of fixes. Lisa does everything she can to watch the pocketbook, but the Bent's home springs unseen costs and untold extra work. Find out if their fairy tale will end grimly or happily ever after in Flavigny, France.
After living and renting all over the world, the Manassehs found an international city that feels like home, and are ready for their first property purchase in Brussels. With their two young daughters in tow, they find their budget in the best family areas can only offer them varying levels of renovation. Stephanie is excited about customizing a dream home, but Andrew spent his childhood in half-done renovation projects and doesn't want to relive the nightmare. In the end, it's up to Stephanie to complete Andrew's office and the family's home when House Hunters International renovates in Brussels, Belgium.
Much Coronado About Nothing --- Tired of snow-filled winters in Calgary, Tara and Paul are leaving Canada for a beachy lifestyle in Coronado, Panama. --- A Canadian couple are over the cold snowy winters and are eager to start a bed and breakfast business in Coronado, Panama. However their budget is tight and they begin their renovations during the Panamanian rain season which begs the question of whether they can pull off their dream scheme before their money runs dry. --- HGTV s02e01
Only six months into their relationship, Grant and Sara are ready to take a leap of faith and buy a new home together. Confident that he can undertake any renovation challenge, Grant opts to handle the construction and design himself with the help of his girlfriend, Sara. It's not an easy task, and such a large project is a risky move for this new couple. Together, they transform this quirky one bedroom into a stunning personalized home where they can begin a new future.
Richard has dreams of renovating a Victorian style fixer-upper in London, but after a troublesome house hunt he rapidly discovers that 19th Century charm comes with 19th Century problems and anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
With their daughter graduated and moved out, Rick and Susan are ready to leave Canada's cold winters for a return to Rick's homeland of Australia. Hoping to enjoy a life of leisure in the area's year-round beautiful weather, they quickly learn obtaining this goal won't be a breeze. Knowing they'll be doing much of the renovations themselves to fit into budget, Rick and Susan disagree for most of the house hunt, arguing over how much work they can handle. When they finally make a decision and start the renovation, problems and fatigue quickly set in. They quickly find themselves tired, bickering and over-budget. It's not just the house that's at stakethis renovation could rip apart their marriage.
After meeting in Capetown, South Africa eleven years ago, Cobus and Jaco have been inseparable ever since. Now, they've decided to follow their longtime dream of an active lifestyle biking and walking alongside Amsterdam's famous canals. But with Cobus being a 'head in the clouds' idealist whilst Jaco is a pragmatist with a keen eye on the budget, they clash from the onset. With a separate mortgage in addition to the new renovation project, Jaco knows they have little room for error and delay. As the renovation gets underway, however, the combination of expensive unforeseen problems and Cobus' extravagant dreams are driving Jaco, and his budget, crazyand threatens to leave them out of money with an unfinished house.
Retirees Rik and Aleid met online six years ago and haven't looked back. After spending the last three years sailing the Mediterranean and Black Seas on their 44' sail boat, they've decided to return to Amsterdam to be closer to their two grandchildren. But they're not ready to give up their sea legs just yet, opting for a houseboat. With Amsterdam's houseboat inventory being limited, and often very old, they know they'll be purchasing a fixer-upper. Even knowing this, however, does not prepare them for the unique challenges that accompany renovating a houseboatand as the problems pile up, they threaten to sink the entire project. --- HGTV s02e07
San Franciscans David and Amber have purchased their vacation home in Barcelona, but it needs a ton of work. With David still working, Amber begins renovating without him. --- 9L s02e08
After surviving too many cold Maine winters, David and Carolyn are ready to return to their honeymoon site in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. Entranced by the wine, beach and charm of the south of France, this couple is ready to renovate a large home for their future together. Along with a trove of treasures left from the previous owners, they discover many a renovation hiccup along the way.
With four children and a small apartment in Stockholm, Charlie and Becca are on the search for a country home in Sodermanland, Sweden for the whole family. They find a large home with more than enough space for the children, but more than a few renovations to be made. Always one for a DIY project, Charlie tackles the work himself and runs into several unexpected mishaps along the way. Will this house be a source of relaxation for this family, or too many headaches to handle? --- HGTV s02e10
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Hoping to spend more family time with their two daughters, Craig and Illiana have dreams of an income producing home in the low-cost city of Cuenca, Ecuador, that will allow them to retire at an early age. Despite having never visited Ecuador, they take the plunge and travel to South America with their savings on the line. After deciding between three uniquely Cuencan historic properties, it doesn't take long for their renovation to veer out of their control. From local building customs, to mud and straw walls to human remains on the property, the problems pile up and the renovation stretches on and on with no end in sight. Do Craig and Illiana have the time and money to obtain their dream of a family focused life, or will this strange renovation turn into a nightmare? --- HGTV s02e13