House Hunters International

The WORST episodes of House Hunters International

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 6/11/2022Network: HGTV
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Planting New Costa Rican Roots
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#1 - Planting New Costa Rican Roots

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/20/2006

After attending college in the United States, 27-year-old Tyson Ennis returned home to Costa Rica and moved back in with his parents, who own a place in the city of Escazu (southwest of Costa Rica's capital, San Jose). Tyson is close to his family, but after living on his own, he now feels a little closed in. So, although it's customary for children in Costa Rica to live with their families until they marry, he is breaking tradition and searching for a space to call his own. He's hoping to find a place with two bedrooms and a view that is close to his parents' home, but he knows that with a budget equivalent to $150,000, he'll probably be limited to buying a condominium. With his family's blessing--and their input--the search is on. Real estate Agent Edward Fridovich signs on to help.

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Belize Bound
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#2 - Belize Bound

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/17/2006

Real estate agent Michelle Owens adores her life in Charleston, S.C., but after vacationing in Belize six years ago, she fell in love with the exquisite natural beauty of the Central American country--so much so, that she's decided to make it her new home. She wants a large house with plenty of guest bedrooms for visiting friends and a drop-dead view of the Caribbean Sea. She doesn't want the hassle of construction, so to increase her options, she widens her search to include not only the beach area, but also the scenic jungle regions, where wild monkeys are neighbors and breathtaking views are still the norm. Helping with her search is real estate agent Howard Oldham.

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Sao Paulo Search
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#3 - Sao Paulo Search

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/2/2006

After living with his sister for five years, Sao Paulo resident Vinnie Porto de Oliveira is ready to buy a place of his own. Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, with a population of 17 million, so it's no wonder that the real estate market is highly competitive. The demand for condominiums alone is so high that units are routinely sold long before construction is complete. Vinnie is looking for a place in the fashionable Jardins district. Can Paola Alambert help him achieve this goal?

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Picking a Place in Prague
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#4 - Picking a Place in Prague

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/23/2006

Martin Michajluk and his fiancee, Eva Dakovova, live about 45 minutes from each other in the outlying districts of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. When they want to spend quality time together, Martin joins Eva at her parents' apartment. While visiting with Eva's folks is nice, the couple is ready to set up house and start their own lives together. They know that they can't afford to live in the culturally rich city center, so they will have to look at homes in the outlying districts--Prague's version of the suburbs. Helping them with their search is real estate agent Marketa Holla.

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More Room Needed in Malmo
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#5 - More Room Needed in Malmo

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/26/2006

Charlotte Stromwall and Karin Tingstedt are longtime residents of Malmo, Sweden, a small cosmopolitan area on the southernmost tip of the country. Six years ago the couple and their dog, Yellow, moved into a tiny, but beautiful, two-bedroom, two-bath apartment near the beach. Working and socializing in the small space has become increasingly difficult, so they have decided to look for a lot more breathing room. One thing's for sure, though--they definitely want to stay in Malmo. They call on real estate agent and friend Daniel Jonsson to help them with their search.

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Dream Home in the Bahamas
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#6 - Dream Home in the Bahamas

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/1/2006

Donna and Patrick Rollins' four-bedroom Nassau, Bahamas, home just is not big enough for the couple and their three growing kids. Though they have tried to renovate the house to make it a better fit, the couple has decided to find a new place with great views and high ceilings that will accommodate Patrick's tall frame. With the help of real estate agent Sara Parker, the Rollins family is ready to find their dream home.

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Beachside Dream Home
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#7 - Beachside Dream Home

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/24/2006

Donna and Patrick Rollins' four-bedroom Nassau, Bahamas, home just is not big enough for the couple and their three growing kids. Though they have tried to renovate the house to make it a better fit, the couple has decided to find a new place with great views and high ceilings that will accommodate Patrick's tall frame. With the help of real estate agent Sara Parker, the Rollins family is ready to find their dream home.

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Dominican Dream
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#8 - Dominican Dream

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/5/2006

Seeley Oliver is a hard-working businesswoman who needs an escape from the hustle and bustle of New York City. She wants a slice of paradise, so she is moving to the Caribbean. See if she can find her dream home in a secret tropical getaway, where the housing market is so hot that homes are sold before they are built. Helping her with her search is real estate agent Rico Pester.

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Buenos Aires Condo
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#9 - Buenos Aires Condo

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/8/2006

Attorney Fred Royce bought his home called Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo, Mich., more than 20 years ago. He has recently turned into a bed-and-breakfast. As much as he loves his home, he has discovered another passion a world away--the beautiful Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. He wants to make the city his new home base and has set his sights on one of the ritziest areas. Helping him with his search is real estate agent Michael Koh.

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Settling in Scotland
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#10 - Settling in Scotland

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/15/2006

Newlyweds Sally and Scot McLellan love the location of their one-bedroom flat in Glasgow, Scotland, but after two years of renting, they are ready to buy a place of their own. Though they adore being minutes away from their gym, shopping and friends, the McLellans have outgrown their cramped space and have decided to find a place with more room in one of the surrounding towns. Real estate agent Tony Walsh signs on to help with the search.

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Edinburgh Expansion
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#11 - Edinburgh Expansion

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/22/2006

Claire and Russell Higgins live in two-bedroom house in the charming city of Edinburgh, Scotland, with their 5-year old daughter, Beth. With another baby on the way, the couple is ready to move into a bigger place with more storage space and a better location. Claire's boss, real estate agent Donna Paterson-Harvie, hopes to help them find a new home in the competitive Edinburgh real estate market before the baby arrives.

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Roatan Relocation
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#12 - Roatan Relocation

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/12/2006

Water lovers Debbie and Steven Cervantes were nearly finished remodeling their five-bedroom house in Huntington Beach, Calif., when they took a brief vacation to a Caribbean island off the coast of Honduras called Roatan. Charmed by the simpler lifestyle Roatan has to offer, they have decided to move there with their sons Deven and Cole. They have asked Roatan real estate agent Mary M. Monterroso for help in finding a house that has a lot of land, beach and water access, plus a pool, all for about $500,000.

Amsterdam Apartment Aspirations
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#13 - Amsterdam Apartment Aspirations

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/7/2006

Stacey Jones is a transplant from England who moved to Amsterdam for a change of pace. She has been living with roommates in a rented apartment close to the city center, but the apartment is being sold and she can't afford to purchase it. She has decided to leave renting behind and strike out on her own by purchasing something she can afford. Real estate agent Johann Overeem signs on to help with her search.

Going Larger in the City of Lights
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#14 - Going Larger in the City of Lights

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/16/2006

Newlyweds Bérénice and Loïg Raoul have been living in a '70s-era one-room flat in the historic first district of Paris, where Loïg hopes to run for city council. They would like a larger place with two bedrooms in a historic Parisian building. They realize that a flat in the center of Paris with their $480,000 (US) budget will be difficult, so they've asked agent Jérôme Cacarié to shine the way in the city of lights.

Wanted: Permanent Parisian Pad
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#15 - Wanted: Permanent Parisian Pad

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/17/2006

Romayne Wright, originally from England, is a single career woman who now rents a place in Paris' artistic neighborhood district. She works in marketing for an auto company and is on the road five days a week. When she is at home, though, she loves the neighborhood and has recently decided to make it her permanent home. She likes her one-bedroom rental and would buy it if she could, but it's not for sale. She's on the hunt for a unit with high ceilings and would love a bathtub so she can really unwind when at home. Room for a home office and more living space are also on the top of her wish list. Relocation expert Tanya Halton tackles the challenge.

Belizean Beach House
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#16 - Belizean Beach House

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/30/2006

Romayne Wright, originally from England, is a single career woman who now rents a place in Paris' artistic neighborhood district. She works in marketing for an auto company and is on the road five days a week. When she is at home, though, she loves the neighborhood and has recently decided to make it her permanent home. She likes her one-bedroom rental and would buy it if she could, but it's not for sale. She's on the hunt for a unit with high ceilings and would love a bathtub so she can really unwind when at home. Room for a home office and more living space are also on the top of her wish list. Relocation expert Tanya Halton tackles the challenge.

Costa Rican Getaway Goal
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#17 - Costa Rican Getaway Goal

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/13/2006

Kate and Matt Shaw are always on the move. He's busy with a booming real estate business, and her days are filled with toting around their two small sons, Luke and Justin. Although they live near the beach in Jupiter, Fla., their day-to-day lives leave little time for surfer Matt to catch a wave, or for the family to have quality time together. They are ready to buy a vacation home in the Central American country of Costa Rica. Real estate agents Lourdes Brechu and Patrick Heaney hope to help the Shaws find a place where they can go to slam the brakes on their normally crazy pace.

Leaving for La Paz
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#18 - Leaving for La Paz

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/11/2006

Dennis Seisun moved to San Diego, Calif., after becoming fed up with the constant rain in his home country of Belgium. He and wife Verena raised two children in San Diego and took advantage of all the sunshine and freedom the area has to offer. But now home prices in San Diego are skyrocketing, and he has convinced the family that it's time to make a bold move south of the border. Real estate agent John Anderson signs on to help them find a casa nueva in La Paz, Mexico.

Getting Trendy in Paris
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#19 - Getting Trendy in Paris

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/31/2006

Samuel Bate is a charming 30-something Parisian who has been wanted to start his life over for the last three years. After a breakup left him alone and in need of a place to live, he rented a tiny studio apartment far from the heart of Paris. Now he wants to buy a new apartment in a trendy neighborhood in Paris that is more suited for a bachelor who wants more space and in an area where there is more to do. He would like to find a home that has at least one bedroom, parking and a nice kitchen. Real estate agent Marie Sarro signs on to help with the search.

Rural Living in South France
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#20 - Rural Living in South France

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/24/2013

A family wants to sell everything and start a new life in France.

Time for Tuscan Home of Their Own
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#21 - Time for Tuscan Home of Their Own

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/30/2006

Sergio Lucchesi and wife Jane Wertheimer decided to raise their three children, Chiara, Gabbriella, and Leonardo, in the medieval Tuscan town of Greve-in-Chianti. The family lives in a century-old farmhouse that has been divided into three private villas, each with an incredible view of the famous Tuscan countryside. Unfortunately, they share more than the view with the neighbors--they also share walls, the yard and the driveway. After nine years, they are ready to move their family into a stand-alone house with lots of land, a pool and that same amazing view. They are hoping to find the right home within their budget, and realtor Marinella Coppi intends to help with the hunt.

Bursting at the Seams in Buxton
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#22 - Bursting at the Seams in Buxton

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/23/2006

Rachel and John Atkinson have been married for five years, and have five children. While the couple loves their current home in Buxton, England, they need more outdoor space for their kids to run around. They're also looking for room to build a small cottage for Rachel's mom, who could use the convenience of having her family close by. Hoping to spend about $450,000 American dollars, this couple is looking for something with lots of charm, character and potential and a minimum of four bedrooms. Real estate agent Deborah Hollamby has three very different properties to show the and couple, and is convinced she can help them find their ideal Buxton home.

Same Town, Smaller Home
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#23 - Same Town, Smaller Home

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/18/2006

Jenny and James Tweats have been married for seven years and have two little boys, 5-year-old Ben and 3-year-old Sam. The Tweats currently live in a four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in the quiet and beautiful village of Alsager, England. Jenny wants to cut back on the hours she spends teaching school to have more time with her boys, so with less money coming in, they'll need a new home with a lower monthly payment. The Tweats are willing to compromise on space but not on the location—they want to stay in Alsager. They've hired real estate agent Deborah Hollamby to help them with their search.

Relocating to Rome
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#24 - Relocating to Rome

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/2/2007

Newlyweds Allison Poulos, a Connecticut native, and Massimo Salerno, an Italian native, are excited to begin their lives together in Rome, Italy, but right now they are living with Massimo's mother, Elsa, in her small flat on the outskirts of the city. The pair need more space for themselves, their wedding gifts, and their dog, Finley, and they want to live much closer to the historic center of Rome. Unfortunately, flats are historically hard to come by there, and are often snatched off the market in days. Agent Marina Carboni signs on to help with the search.

Outward to Orewa
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#25 - Outward to Orewa

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/1/2007

Brenda and David Goodstone have been married for 10 years and live with their sons in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. Five years ago they sold their first home and moved their family into a four-bedroom rental so they could afford to buy a café in Auckland. Their investment paid off and they sold the café for a profit. Now they want to find a house in the popular beach town of Orewa for their twin boys, Blake and Aaron, to call home. They want at least five bedrooms, a garage and space for a pool. Real estate Brett Bogue signs on to help the Goodstones with their quest.