The BEST episodes of House Hunters International
Every episode of House Hunters International ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of House Hunters International!
This spinoff of the wildly popular HGTV House Hunters globe trots from Sao Paolo to Prague. Home hunters and their real estate agents check out all sorts of architectural styles and work through the idiosyncrasies of buying real estate in other countries. In any language, home buying is not an emotional experience.
#1 - Homecoming in Yerevan, Armenia
Season 24 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/13/2011
Samson and Liana Avetian fell in love in Boston but these native Armenians have their hearts set on making a difference back home. Their families left Armenia just after the Cold War ended, but over the past twenty years the country has undergone dramatic changes - Samson and Liana want to move back to the capital city of Yerevan and be a part of the downtown renaissance. But square footage in Yerevan is pricey and larger alternatives lie on the edge of town. With a budget of $220,000, Real Estate Agent Marina Potikyan knows this homecoming won't be easy. Will the downtown dream be realized? Or will space win out? Find out when House Hunters emigrates to Yerevan, Armenia.Watch Now:Amazon
#2 - Chen is Ready To Move Out of her Mom's Place and Buy Her Very First Home in Tel Aviv (First Time Buyer in Tel Aviv)
Season 13 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/4/2010
Chen is moving away from home for the very first time. She currently lives with her mom in Tel Aviv, Israel, but now that Chen has saved up, she's ready to find a place of her own. With help from her mother and big sister, Chen will search Tel Aviv for an apartment. She's hoping to find a place that's close to her mom but is also near the downtown action. She'll check out several apartments in Tel Aviv where she'll encounter the beauty of the city and face the frustrations that come along with finding the ideal first home.Watch Now:Amazon
#3 - From Cold Weather to Heated Conversation in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Season 130 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/2018
After Jen and Rick met, they stayed put in Pennsylvania, waiting until Rick's youngest child left the nest. Now they've stamped their passports and are escaping the cold winters by heading south to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They expected an easy transition, but with only six suitcases and a cat, the pair is up against more than they bargained for trying to find their first home together in a foreign land.Watch Now:Amazon
#4 - Finding Zen in Krakow
Season 114 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/27/2018
A couple decides to rediscover her Polish roots and find their life Zen again in Krakow. He is focused on interesting interior design, while she craves a balcony both for practicing yoga and having a mini-garden. With Krakow's centrally located properties usually coming without a balcony, it might be hard to find a property that will satisfy the needs of both of them.Watch Now:Amazon
#5 - Chasing Dreams in Prague
Season 114 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/8/2018
When Francisco fell in love with his Czech teacher, Lenka, he didn't expect to live in the Czech Republic for good. Now, the family is looking for a new home where they can bring up their little daughter. With a tight budget and completely different boxes to tick on their wishlists, Lenka and Frank have to meet halfway to buy a dream home.Watch Now:Amazon
#6 - So You Think You Can France?
Season 87 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/26/2015
Erin and Stuart have a storied history in France; they got engaged in Paris and returned to be married. Now, the two of them have formed a large blended family with 4 children and they're hoping to own a piece of the country they've grown so fond of. Paris is a bit too crowded and busy so they've opted for the peace and beauty of the south of France. They're unsure of what town to settle in, but they know they want enough space for the whole family. Erin would love to move in to something turn-key right away, while Stuart is open to renovation and putting his own stamp on a property. Find out which sensibility prevails when House Hunters International tours the south of France.Watch Now:Amazon
#7 - Writer's Block in Islington, England
Season 87 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/29/2016
Self-published children's author AJ Angsley was just starting to get her name out in Irvine, California, when a job opportunity for her husband Justin came up in England. They've decided to leave the suburbs and look for a city apartment in Islington, a family-friendly borough of London. As a stay-at-home mom, AJ wants a spacious place where she can comfortably write and raise their 2-year-old daughter Abigail. Until AJ can build a bigger audience, Justin's salary is their steadiest income stream, so finding a place that will ease his budget worries and meet her sizable space standards will be a tall order for real estate agent Richard Blanco.Watch Now:Amazon
#8 - Squeezing into San Carlos, Mexico
Season 91 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/8/2016
Steve and Cindy McLean are the parents of ten kids in Longmont, Colorado. As the president of a manufacturing company, Steve has the opportunity to expand his business in San Carlos, Mexico. His kids are excited about their new adventure, but his wife Cindy is apprehensive about uprooting their sizable family for a new country. Cindy wants to be comfortable in their new home, so she's insistent on having a nice kitchen and a pool for the kids. Steve's also adamant about staying in budget, and no matter what, this family is going to have to improvise to squeeze into a new life in San Carlos, Mexico.Watch Now:Amazon
#9 - A Tall Order in Breda, Netherlands
Season 90 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/15/2016
Croatia native Ivan's career move to Breda, Netherlands, is fulfilling his wife's childhood fantasy of living in Europe. Ivan just wants his new home to be within budget and close to his job, but his wife, Lindsay, daydreams of living in the pricey city center in a home with enough space to comfortably house their families. The homes within their budget, though, aren't big enough to for all of Lindsay's dreams as House Hunter International gets a glimpse of life in Breda, Netherlands.Watch Now:Amazon
#10 - We Came, We Saw, Wiesbaden
Season 87 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/2/2015
A rental home for a blended family of six on one income is sought in Wiesbaden, Germany, by a newlywed couple who try to find a compromise as they debate whether to live downtown or somewhere with a large outdoor space.Watch Now:Amazon
#12 - A Slightly Auckland Relationship
Season 87 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/16/2015
Newlyweds who want to spend more time together hope to find a better work-life balance in Auckland, New Zealand. But first, they have to agree on what exactly that means in terms of their new home.
#16 - The Retirees and the Volcano in Ometepe, Nicaragua
Season 61 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/7/2013
The Goehrings are an adventure loving couple. After years of travel, they've finally found their favorite place in the remote volcanic island of Ometepe in Nicaragua. They fell in love with the people, the culture and the opportunity to brave the elements. As the Goehrings love to remind visitors, this volcano is active, erupting most recently in 2010, and the only way off the island is an hour long ferry ride to the mainland. Debbie and Ron wouldn't have it any other way as they look for their piece of paradise on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua.
#17 - A Young Family Downsizes to Help Others in Lima, Peru
Season 40 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/29/2012
After the monotony of suburban life, Matt and Nicole knew that there was something more they could be doing with their lives. When they discovered that there was a need in Lima, Peru to help orphaned children, they decided to pack up their own three kids and head to South America and volunteer. Now they need to navigate a new country to find a home that not only fits five, but that also doesn't bust their budget. Can they live without the comforts of home and downsize their entire lives? Find out when House Hunters International visits Lima, Peru.
#19 - Engaged Couple Moves to London, for His Career
Season 40 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/2012
Trendy Williamsburg couple Luke and Darla met in college where Luke recorded Darla's album for his senior thesis. They've been making beautiful music together for the past five years, but now Luke's company is sending him across the pond to open a new office, in London, England. Darla's worried that finding a new apartment, a new job and planning NY wedding will overwhelm her. They're looking for a hip neighborhood, but they're finding high prices. Can this couple balance space and location desires with budget realities? Find out when House Hunters International kicks off a new career in London, England.
#20 - Marked for Maastricht, The Netherlands
Season 40 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/15/2012
Unable to endure the long distance from his girlfriend any longer, Attorney Mark Kawakami is leaving behind his job in New York City to start a new life with her in the Netherlands. After trading in a cushy bachelor's life for a lower income as a junior researcher, finding an apartment with a small budget will be a challenge for real estate agent Erik Bessems. And with affordable rentals few and scattered, how much will they be able to compromise on their first apartment together? Watch as House Hunters International digs into Maastricht, Netherlands.Watch Now:Amazon
#21 - Ready to be Roommates in Hanoi, Vietnam
Season 119 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/19/2018
An adventurous couple from Cape Town, South Africa, is moving to Hanoi, Vietnam, where they will live together for the first time. They want to teach English to fund their travels, but with only her job to support them, he's on edge about finances.Watch Now:Amazon
#22 - New York Opinions in Mexico City
Season 171 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/2021
A New Yorker fell in love on a business trip to Mexico, and now they're closing the distance with a home in Mexico City. It might be his hometown, but she's opinionated about the neighborhood, the fashion and just about everything else.Watch Now:Amazon
#23 - Attached Solo Move to Amsterdam
Season 165 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/25/2021
A married couple is forced to live apart when she's offered a job opportunity in Amsterdam. She's looking for a one bedroom apartment with space for an office, but finding both the outdoor space and canal view she wants will be a challenge.
#24 - Cozy Houseboat Living in London
Season 163 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/3/2021
A couple expecting their first child looks to realize a dream of moving back to his native London. They're looking for a home with two bedrooms that's centrally located, but their limited budget may force them to consider a much different option.Watch Now:Amazon
#25 - Traveling Solo to Madrid
Season 156 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/3/2020
A newly divorced woman looks to challenge herself and seeks adventure in Madrid, Spain. She's looking for a traditional Spanish neighborhood with easy access to public transportation, but on her budget, there will need to be some compromises.Watch Now:Amazon