Header Nav (Top)

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at my House Hunters International Shoot

You may have read my post last fall stating that I’m almost famous. It was an announcement that I’d finished filming my international TV debut episode of House Hunters International for the Home and Garden Network.

I was accompanied by Jeanie Mark (Nomadic Chick) and Richard Matheson (The Taiwan Photographer) as I searched for a house in Tainan, Taiwan.

I finally got to see the episode when it first aired in the US on Monday, March 5th. If you missed it, don’t worry, it hasn’t yet aired in Canada and HHI loves reruns.

If you can’t wait for that, then like my Facebook Page and follow me on Twitter so that you’re sure to hear the announcement when I have it uploaded. I plan to do it as soon!

Jeannie, Rich, and I hammed it up pretty well for the cameras, so it should be pretty entertaining. I hope you enjoy it!

I’d really like to thank the crew who were fantastic, and especially director Paul Watters for providing me with photos from the shoot.

Now, as a teaser, here are some behine-the-scenes photos from the shoot (you’ll notice that we spent a disproportionate amount of time examining the floors of my prospective houses :-D)

GET FREE WEEKLY UPDATES OF THE
BEST GEAR DEALS ONLINE
Every week we hand-pick the best deals from around the web and deliver you up to 80% off your favorite brands like Patagonia, North Face, and Arc'teryx

12 Responses to A Behind-the-Scenes Look at my House Hunters International Shoot

  1. Marina K. Villatoro March 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Congratulations!

    It’s funny, they’ve been asking me to do this for the past 3 months. And I finally agreed – I think – to do it in 2 months.

    I don’t even have cable to watch it, so kind of am learning from you that it’s worth it.

    Just out of curiosity, did you site get mentioned and did you get that exposure?

    • Matt Gibson March 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      Thanks Marina, I’m excited about it. I was skeptical at first because I’d never heard about it, but apparently it’s a really, really popular show. I did it mainly for the exposure, though there are some other perks 😉

      I haven’t seen it yet, so I’m not sure if they’ll mention my site’s address yet. They are mentioning that I’m an adventure travel writer though, and may have a part that shows me working on my blog. We’ll have to wait and see…

  2. Marina K. Villatoro March 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    would love to know what happens. Curious how we benefit from it 🙂

  3. Michael Figueiredo March 6, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    I just saw your episode on House Hunters International (my favorite show!) What a genius way to get some exposure! 🙂

    • Matt Gibson March 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

      Thanks! It was pretty good exposure. Wish I had worn a t-shirt with my website on it tho! Probably would have quadrupled my traffic. Google was kind to me last night tho 🙂

  4. kim davenport March 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    I saw the show and would be scared of not speaking the language and eating out! lol Who is the woman with the mask in the mini skirt? Don’t recall seeing her on the show. Hope you are loving the life there.

    • Matt Gibson March 7, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

      Yep, it’s really lucky that I’m not a picky eater! I actually one ended up eating something that may or may not have been pig brain (never was able to figure that out). She was a ‘fixer’. Her job was just to translate and generally help the film crew work get things done without speaking the language. I did love it there, but I’ve since left 🙁 In the US for a while taking care of some family stuff. Looking forward to going abroad again tho!

  5. kim davenport March 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Outstanding. Thanks for letting me know. It’s fun to watch and see which place gets picked. I always think there is no way we could ever move abroad because we have too much stuff and those places are usually much smaller. LOL

  6. Juliana September 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Hello Matt! I’m a fan of HHI and watched your episode.Always suspected that the stories were fake, and after reading your blog, I came to the same conclusion as yours: so what? It’s not journalism. It’s entertainment. I’ll keep watching and enjoying myself. I live in Brazil and I love to see the houses and the culture of other countries. You were very brave! I don’t know if I would have the courage to live in a country so different!

    • Matt Gibson September 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      Hi Juliana. I’m glad that you enjoyed the episode1

      I’m sure that you could also move to another country. It’s not that hard.

      How much do houses cost in Brazil? Maybe I’ll move there next 😉

      Cheers,
      Matt

  7. PaMela Godswill November 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Hi Matt, thanks for the expose’:)! Before reading articles that the show was fake, I did not know. But, I agree, as an HHI fan, I don’t care! I like Juliana love to see other cultures and how people live in them. I look forward to seeing them in person myself sometime soon! BTW, I will ck out your blog. Thanks again for sharing.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Borne of Disaster - My Taiwan Magazine - September 14, 2015

    […] blow to my writing career, things worked out well in Tainan. We both fell into good jobs. We found a big central apartment. She bought a scooter, and I bought a motorcycle. I started studying Chinese. We made an excellent […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.