House Hunters International: Business and Budget in Budapest, Hungary


Did you catch Will and me on HGTV’s House Hunters International this week? It was awesome!

If you’re lucky enough to be with one of the TV providers listed here, you can catch the replay. If not, the episode is airing again next month.

This week I’m in Stara Moravica, Serbia, as we wrap up shooting another HGTV episode about renovating an old farmhouse (or as the previous owners called it, “the country villa”) and the opening of our IT school.

Did you have an “aha” this week? I’d love to hear about it!

By |2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00October 18th, 2013|Budapest, Destination Aha!, HGTV, House Hunters, IT School, Serbia, Travel|9 Comments

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For 30 years, Drew Gerber has been inspiring those who want to change the world. As the CEO of Wasabi Publicity, Inc., lauded by the likes of PR Week and Good Morning America, he sparks "aha" conversations that lead to personal and business success. His PR firm is known for landing clients on Dr. Phil, Oprah, Anderson Cooper, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, and other top media outlets. Wasabi Publicity lives to launch conversations that make a difference and change the world.


  1. Doreen Pendgracs October 18, 2013 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Darn! I missed the episode as the day you’d said it was running, there was another episode on Bell in our area. Thx for posting the pics. Looks like there certainly was a lot of camera equipment in small places!

    I’m still waiting for my aha moment. Good luck in your new digs! Have you explained somewhere why you chose Hungary?

    • Drew Gerber October 22, 2013 at 11:16 am - Reply

      Doreen, we had visited Hungary previously and really loved it. Also, property is very inexpensive here 🙂 It was watching House Hunters International that spurred the idea for this adventure!

  2. Felicia Slattery October 18, 2013 at 9:07 am - Reply

    How cool!

    Of all the places in the world, how did you come to choose Serbia? I’ll have to look for the episode, usually that’s answered in the first couple minutes of the show. House Hunters International is one of my family’s favorites!

    Also, my husband and I may be on the move to another city soon. Do you have any posts about how you got to be on a House Hunters show? Our girls have been bugging us to try. LOL I’ve been interviewed on morning TV before, but just wondering if there are some “insider tips” you can share about pitching best practices for getting on the show.

    Your new farmhouse looks fabulous! Enjoy your time there!
    Felicia Slattery

    • Drew Gerber October 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      Hi Felicia! It’s funny how the universe puts us in the perfect place. When we were driving back to Hungary from Dubrovnik, Croatia, last winter, we needed a place to stay on the way. I found our “country villa” online as we thought it would be a great place for our dogs, Bailey and Brodee… and voila! Here we are.

  3. Kelley @ Never a Dull Day in Poland October 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Unfortunately I didn’t catch up the episode. So did you have fun filming the show like we did. Now you will never be able to watch the show again without thinking, I bet that was take 3 of that scene, nope they didn’t choose that house, I wonder what they are hiding in that cabinet and when watching the final of scene of which house should we choose, did they feel like dorks as much as we did when filming that scene. Every time I watch it that all I think of and comparing it to when I filmed my episode!

    • Drew Gerber October 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      Kelley, we had an amazing time filming the Budapest episode! We’re so excited to see our second House Hunters episode in Serbia. Thanks so much for reading 🙂

  4. Gilman Gunn III January 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Drew and Will: Loved your episode. Would you be interested in using your Budapest/renovation knowledge to work with me on renovating apartments in Budapest? Please let me know if you would be interested. If you are not interested, perhaps you know of a firm in Budapest, trustworthy, that I could contact. I am an investor and own rental property in Florida, France and Uruguay. Thanks. Tell Bailey and Brody I said “woof.” Gilman Gunn III

  5. Vickie R. Turner April 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Watched the episode of #HHIR. We were very surprised how inexpensive real estate is in Serbia. Is there a particular website that displays what is available there? Do share! Love what you’ve done with the place!

  6. Camille June 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Do you still happen to have the realtors contact information I was interested in house number two the mural house

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