Australians Sam and Lisa Chiodo have been professionally renovating homes for over 15 years. They look for properties with a story, move in, fix it up, sell it, and move on. In 2005, they took on a renovation in Italy, and it instantly felt like home. But with a young family, a permanent move wasn't in the cards. Several years later, the Chiodo family is finally ready to relocate from Australia's beaches to Italy's mountainous Piedmont region. This time, they're looking to renovate an older property to permanently live in. But with a budget of only 20,000 dollars, and winter quickly approaching, Sam, Lisa, and real estate agent Bruna don't have any time to spare.
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.