House Hunters International checks back in with three inspiring couples who were looking to either retreat into or escape from some of our most remote locations. The Archibald's from Australia went off the grid and bought a half-finished property on Great Barrier Island near the coast of New Zealand, where their handyman skills were stretched to the limit. After living in remote South Africa, Shaun and Carol went back on the grid and fixed up a traditional Queenslander on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. Ryan and Lauren are young, free spirits who abandoned their cars in the LA rush hour traffic to build a serene, oceanfront bed and breakfast off the beaten path in Bocas Del Toro, Panama.
House Hunters International wondered what happened to three of our most memorable couples and the historic properties they purchased. Scottish artist Clare Galloway single handedly saved a rattled, medieval townhome in the abandoned village of Guardia Sanframondi, Italy. Susan Gardner fell in love with a whimsical, traditional trullo home in Puglia, Italy but ran into red tape while trying to renovate. Catherine and Franck Vigneron, a Cognac making family from California, found a vintage of house they liked in the birthplace of Cognac but it needed a lot of work to raise its spirits.