If you're anything like the average travel junkie, you often dream of living abroad. Or maybe you have lived abroad, or currently are. Good, you'll love this show. It's nothing new, to the world or to me, but I realized my network of nomad buddies have never heard of this program before... how could this be? Perhaps because it's not on Travel Channel or PBS? It's actually broadcast on the Home and Garden network.
House Hunters International is the perfect quench to your expatriating thirst. How much for a flat in Prague? A villa in Bali? Perhaps a studio in the quatrieme arrondissement in Paris? Moving to Morocco? The show features a home buyer, many of which are not Americans who are moving within their own country or purchasing vacation homes, and three of their best options for home-ownership.
With each home tour, the show features points about the town or region in which the home is located. Often in obscure locations not featured in travel guides (fancy a country home in Slovakia lacking modern amenities including plumbing?). It also gives square footage (and meters!), price in USD along with a detailed home tour. Did you ever imagine yourself living in downtown Berlin for under $100k? The possibilities are nearly endless... I'm gettin' all excited just talking about it!
The show has loads of reruns so tune in often, or set your DVR for an escape to Brazil just before dinner, or maybe a French countryside fantasy with breakfast. Who knows, maybe one day you'll be seen on HGTV, touring your first flat in London. Cheers!