The Amador family is ready to leave the stress of city life in Chicago for the tranquility of New Mexico. Joaquin, who grew up fishing in New Mexico, is excited to move back to his roots, while Chicago-native wife Cristina has her hesitations. Their search for a new home will offer a look at a very unique style of homes, with amazing views and landscape surrounding them. They hope to enjoy the outdoors, find privacy from neighbors, and escape the city crowds.
Allison Sabia has accepted a dream promotion with her company, but with that comes a move from Long Island, NY to Colorado. Along with her husband and two kids, these native New Yorkers are trading in the rat race, for a wide open space, but will these city slickers be able to adjust to their new lifestyle?
Jen Krause, is trading in her corporate office to be a cruise director aboard her and her boyfriend's very own chartered yacht. Backdrop? Water Island, a mile from St. Thomas in the Caribbean. This senior director at one of the Big 4 accounting firms is leaving behind 12-hour work days, a staff of 150 and a stellar 11-year career to travel among 600 islands with wedding guests, vacationers, adventurers and maybe even people like herself who want to escape the trappings of life. Robb Smith, calls himself a water baby. Born on an island off Tampa, Florida, Robb thrives on the open seas. This Merchant Mariner has tried his hand at various business ventures, but the sea keeps calling and he's tired of ignoring it. He'll be the captain of this 60-foot vessel which has yet to be purchased. It will be both Jen's and his house and their floating business!
There are two things San Francisco wedding planner, Wendy Harrop, has always dreamed about: moving to Massachusetts and owning an antique New England farmhouse to hold weddings and other events. After three attempts over the past year, Wendy's dream might become a reality when her Boston-realtor cousin, Beth Sager, finds THE property that has Wendy's name written all over it. According to Wendy, "
Darren (a former journalist,) and Lynne (a corporate exec,) Drevik enjoyed living in Manhattan but were quick to leave it in the rearview mirror after spending an unforgettable week visiting B and B's in Vermont last year. The Maple State brought back fond memories of Darren's youth growing up in the Smoky Mountains and it rebooted Lynne's yearning to break out of the corporate rat race and ugly office politics. Admittedly opposite in personality, Lynne is ready, fire, aim and Darren is let's play it safe, the two are on the same page for finding a new purpose in life, investing their life savings in just the right B and B in the quiet state of Vermont.
Every morning before starting his day as a Federal Agent for the Department of Defense, Jeremy Joerger, would grab breakfast from his favorite café and stare across the street into the window of a local brewery. He would watch the brewers enviously, dreaming of that life he'd rather be living. He longed to be able to focus solely on his craft and his passion. Then he would get in his government car and head into his mundane routine. Every night, Jeremy would come home, brew beer and work on his business plan. He jokes that he was living a double life... Special Agent Joerger by day, JDub (his nickname/brewery name) by night. Jeremy's wife Kelly knew a major change was necessary. She enlisted the help of her father to help them kick-start the brewery. The couple made the leap to Sarasota, Florida, where they're looking for a cost-effective condo and a warehouse to start their new business. Now for the twist... Kelly just discovered that she's pregnant with the couple's first child. The stakes just got higher!
Working in the entertainment industry as a casting director, Sari Knight is burnt out. Her husband Eric has been waiting for 12 years to hear his wife say, Honey, it's time to leave Los Angeles. With the long hours, the stress, little financial reward and three kids who are growing up while she toils away for others, it's time for this young family to check out greener pastures. With the birth of her youngest, baby Lilah, 3 months ago, Sari had the realization that living in a crowded, smoggy city was not her ideal. Cut to: Aspen. The appeal is obvious: the scenery, low population, clean air and a public elementary school rich in resources. Sari is in luck. A new art gallery is opening soon in downtown Aspen and it needs someone with great people skills to become its art buyer. She's won the job and now her family of five is Aspen-bound.
Meghan Zobeck and Matt Peterson have always had a lot in common. They're high school sweethearts who've spent most of their lives devoted to sports careers. Meghan is a player contract negotiator for the Denver Broncos, and Matt organizes extreme sporting events for a lucrative sports production company. They love their jobs, but overlapping sports seasons doesn't allow them to see much of each other. They're ready to take a leap of faith and follow a passion that will allow them to spend time together on a new career path. These two dream of owning their own winery one day and they're ready to start learning the business from the ground up in Napa Valley. The only catch? Buying a home in wine country is a tricky and expensive undertaking... especially now that the market is hot and inventory is low.
Most people dream of getting to the ocean, but Jeff Simmons and Shirley Steele are giving up their six-figure income and their 2500 sq. ft. oceanfront beach house to move to Montana and live off the grid. Jeff previously worked as an offshore commercial oil rig diver and a productions/operations manager at one of the largest produce and vegetable packinghouses in the country. Shirley worked as a police officer. They're trading in their swimming and diving gear for parkas, mountain boots and thermals. Jeff grew up as a 5th generation cowboy and can't wait to see what it's like to be a rancher in the Old West. Shirley's not sure what she's in for. All she knows about Montana is the winters are cold, but she's game for the adventure!
After working non-stop for nearly two decades near the concrete jungle of Chicago, Jim Boyne is ready for a change. Lawyer turned Financial Executive, Jim has dedicated his life to the world of investment management and money, but at the cost of spending time with his family and watching his kids grow up. Jim and his wife, Leagh have been discussing how they could find a healthy work/life balance. They want to set a strong example for their kids: with privilege comes responsibility to give back. As the saying goes, money truly does not buy happiness. In a moment of serendipity, Jim sees a job posting for the Executive Director of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. The not-for-profit mentors youth in sports and instills lessons in leadership and team effort. Jim takes on the job of CEO as the club sends off its latest athletes to the Sochi Olympics. So, the Chicago couple uproot their family during the school break in search of a new home located ten minutes from the ski slopes.
When Kamee and Tony Shrope began talking about starting a family this year, the couple conceded that they didn't want to be raising their brood under the bright lights of Las Vegas. (Both work in VIP guest services at two of Vegas' hottest casinos and have carte blanche when it comes to gaining access to the local hot spots.) The opportunity to change up their lives came very unexpectedly when Tony paid a visit to his parents in Collbran, Colorado, population 705. What better place to raise a family than in an idyllic mountain town with family nearby? Collbran currently has three businesses for sale and two of them include housing accommodations. A two for one. They are throwing caution to the wind and picking up stakes to move to Colorado. After all, taking a gamble is the Vegas way!
This couple has lived in the same small Midwestern town for their entire life. Groomed since he was a small child to take over his father's finance company, Martin Golobic's future was laid out for him. Though the company has given his family security and opportunity, Martin is taking the plunge and moving to South Carolina to pursue a career in the golf-fitting industry. Martin and Katie can't wait to explore the charming historic town of Charleston, South Carolina and discover their new home!
Forget the 30-year mortgage and hit the road. That's Jenna Spesard and Guillaume Dutilh's motto. For this 20-something couple, their new house is literally affording them a new life in a fun and innovative way. Jenna is quitting her highly sought-after job in the film industry to pursue her long-time goal of becoming a travel writer and Guillaume has recently left his position as an engineer at a motorcycle manufacturing firm to become a professional photographer. To make their new lives work, they will have to downsize tremendously - with the help of a really slick and road-ready tiny house.
Cassidy Trom remembers the exact moment when she decided to take the leap from pharmacist to full time songwriter/singer. I was at a Kacey Musgraves concert with my parents and broke down crying that I couldn't be a pharmacist anymore. Her mother gave her the response she needed to hear, Cass, you can do that. You can do what Kacey Musgraves does. Seven months later, with the support of her professional musician boyfriend, Todd Wellons, this cute young couple is looking for their first home in Nashville.