Here is how it works, they come film for one day at your origanal home and 3 days in the new country, but you are already living in your house.So it's two days of touring houses and then they do a day of your family visiting sites in your new country. They move all the furniture out so you can take the tour and then they move it all back in, (they hire locals to help with this process.) Sorry to burst your bubble if you thought reality T.V. was in real time.
In our case It was even harder for them because our apartment complex would not let them film here so they had to find a house for us to pretend to live in. (Just so ya know they were not happy about this) They really do try to keep things as real as possible under the circumstances. We had not seen the houses before we toured them with the camera, so we were genuinely surprised, with what we saw. I loved that they really let us tell our story, It was not fed to us. How cool is it that! Our experience professionally documented and edited!!
Delena's OTF (on the fly interview)
If you said something they liked you knew it, because they had to get you saying it over and over so they can film you saying it from every angle. I must be HGTV's brand of corny because I did that a lot!
This is Carla and Dallin. She was the driver and also helped us out with our kids. She was Awesome!
Ben's OTF. They were fascinated by my multi-talented husband.
Cameraman and the director, they wanted some footage of me freaking out in the car I hope I delivered.
He can dish it out but he can't take it.
They took us to the beach.
we were serenaded
When you walk down the street with a film crew, people either get out of the way, or they look at you like dang I was hoping for Julia Roberts.
Does this camera make make my head look big?
Joseph quite liked the director, or maybe he had a little to much lemonade.
Bright and early getting ready to head out for the day. We shot from 9am to 6pm.
This was our real estate agent we really liked her !
Ben telling the director how to do his job.
That's a wrap!