TONIGHT, tonight, tonight: David and I are going to be appearing on our very own episode of HGTV’s House Hunters!!!

Here’s the link to the episode on HGTV’s website:


Don’t have time for the link?  Here’s the recap of it:

Young Couple Trades DC Lifestyle for Slow Paced Charlottesville

Episode HNT-8509H

David and Lynne are tired of the fast paced DC lifestyle and have decided to move to the country, relocating 2 hours south to Charlottesville, Virginia. However, they can’t quite agree on what type of place to get. David wants a newer, move-in ready home in town, but Lynne wants an old farmhouse in the country on several acres. Will these city folk find their country dream, or be left out in the sticks?


We are super excited.  We got on the show after our friends, Gus and Rachel, did an episode in DC and filmed a tiny part of it at our townhouse while Gus and David brewed beer together.  We mentioned to the director we were looking to move to Charlottesville in the near future, and he told us to shoot him an email… we didn’t even need to really apply!  We filmed the first time over Memorial Day weekend (it took 4 days of filming), then another weekend in June and the last time in September.  (By September we were living in our house and did the happily-ever-after part of the show.)

FAQ when I tell people I’m on House Hunters:

1.  Is it fake?

Yes, partly.  But I will say when we started filming we legitimately were house hunting.

2.  Did you really only look at 3 houses?

No, we looked at a ton more.  Mostly online.

3.  Do they pay you?

Not really.  We got $500 for 3 full weekends worth of shooting.  My little brother, JW, was a production assistant and made more than that each weekend he helped shoot!

4.  Did they do your hair and make-up?

No– in fact I wasn’t allowed to get professional help with either.  (Although one day I got my hair cut before we started shooting so it had a professional blow out.)

If you’re in the Charlottesville area, come to Maya tonight at 10 PM to watch the episode live with us!!  (It’s where we filmed the decision making discussion for the episode.)  Can’t wait!!!

8 thoughts on “HOUSE HUNTERS!!!!”

  1. Hi! Just saw your episode on House Hunters! Congratulations on your home! What you have done so far is beautiful! Thanks for the inside tips about House Hunters. My husband and I love watching. Where was that purple home located? What county? I’m from the Midwest, but thought it was cute!

    1. Thanks so much Leslie! Never a dull moment in this home, I can say that. 🙂 All of the homes on the show were located in Albemarle County. (And all were really cute, I agree!)

  2. Lynne and David: I DVR HH daily and watched your episode tonight. It was great to see Charlottesville and I LOVED that you guys picked the old farm house. Great site – I will definitely follow. I live in PA but visit VA a few times a year. My daughter and I make a girls weekend. We mostly stay north but are visiting Charlottesville again in May – can’t wait!

    Good luck with your renovations and I hope you are very happy for many, many years to come in your beautiful home.

    1. Donna,
      Thanks so much!! We just came to Charlottesville last May and I think it was the prettiest time here yet (although fall is gorgeous too!). Every now and then I think about how easy my life would be if we lived in a newer home without all the old house issues, but 99% of the time I love living here! Thanks again!

  3. Hi there! This was my favorite episode of house hunters thus far. I can’t wait to rennovate my own historic home.

    This is a bit odd, but you mention that your hair was professionally done for one of the shooting days. Well, I LOVE your hairstyle on the show and am wondering if you may let me know what to tell my hairstylist or have any pictures for me to show her?

    1. Wow– you just made my day Casey! Thank you! Haha I wish I had something helpful/ nice to offer you back in return… I don’t have any pictures or anything like that. I usually just say a few inches off the bottom whenever I go in! :/ Good luck though.. and thanks for your sweet compliments!

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