Renovating in Ecuador presents unique problems for a family-focused couple after they purchase a historic home in the low-cost city of Cuenca. Among the unusual difficulties they must navigate: local building customs; mud and straw walls; and human remains on their property.
A couple leave Canada for a beach lifestyle in Coronado, Panama, where, under a tight budget and deadline, they work to make their dream of operating a bed-and-breakfast with a swimming pool a reality.
A couple pursue their dream of an active lifestyle biking and walking alongside Amsterdam's famous canals, but have trouble when it comes time to renovate their house as they clash on budget and encounter expensive problems that threaten to leave them out of money and with an unfinished home.
Empty nesters based in Connecticut prepare for retirement by searching for a two-bedroom home in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Once a purchase is made, the couple oversee renovations from afar, which causes some stress.