New parents look to escape their busy New York City lives with a move to Wolf Lake -- a small, rustic lake community in upstate New York. The properties they consider, however, require significant renovations and may break the bank.
A couple heads back to their favorite spot from their college days to search for a new vacation home. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, Deep Creek Lake is the largest freshwater body of water in the state of Maryland, and the couple thinks it will be a great place to settle down. They're searching for a fixer upper they can customize with three bedrooms, an open-concept design, a large outdoor living space and easy lake access for everyone in the family.
Two couples team up to buy their dream vacation house on Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Their agreed upon must-haves include water views and plenty of space for nine people. However, finding a property that both couples agree on may be a challenge.
Now that their three children are getting older, a couple decides to put their RV in park and find a getaway close to their home in Buffalo, New York. They find a property along Lake Ontario in Niagara County that could be the perfect escape for the family but it needs some work. While they're not afraid of renovations, their tight budget leaves them feeling as though they're in over their heads.
A couple finds a fixer-upper in Wisconsin that overlooks Lake Michigan and they're doing all the renovation work themselves. He's a contractor with experience renovating properties, and she's ready to join him and get her hands dirty.
A family is looking for a lake home in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. They find a property that can provide the lake lifestyle they've been dreaming about, but it's far from turnkey. With a massive renovation ahead of them, they may discover they have bitten off more than they can chew.
Empty nesters leave snowy Indiana and find a large home on Lake of the Ozarks. The couple has a big renovation budget and wants to update the home to accommodate all their expected visitors. He's a contractor and offers hands-on help during the renovations, only to discover a major setback during demolition.
A family finds a fixer-upper in Lake Country, Wisconsin, in hopes of turning it into a lakefront retreat with a boat dock. The house's outdated style and need for major repairs may break the budget, dashing their lakeside dreams.
Two brothers and their wives look for the perfect vacation home in Door County, Wisconsin, for their extended family. They find a charmer with plenty of potential and space for up to 30 people, but their do-it-yourself renovation reveals unexpected issues.
A blended family of eight finds a vacation home on Lake Martin, Alabama, but the property needs major renovations. He's a contractor and is ready get to to work with a tight budget and a long to-do list to help the family realize their lakeside living dreams.
A family looks for a vacation home on Logan Martin Lake, Alabama, in hopes of getaways filled with fishing, kayaking and relaxation. They find a fixer-upper with water views, but the extensive renovations may break the budget.
A couple hopes to escape their busy lives in Atlanta with a vacation home on Jackson Lake, Georgia. They find the ideal property for their blended family, including three kids, but face a growing renovation list on a tight budget.
A couple hopes to escape their busy LA lives with a quiet vacation home along Lake Tuscaloosa. They find a property with great potential and are ready to take on the renovations, but it may prove to be more work than expected.