We just finished-up almost a week of shooting here in Trivigno and Ascoli Piceno for an upcoming episode of the popular American show called House Hunter's International (HHI) that airs on HGTV. They will focus as much on our lifestyle here in Basilicata and how we have been welcomed in Trivigno, as on the house purchase process itself.
A year ago when we were in Northern Virginia the program emailed me and we corresponded some but I didn't see the benefit of pursuing the project at that time. HHI contacted Valerie just over a month ago (they found us via our blogs) and she corresponded via email and talked to them by phone. We had not watched much of this show previously but we viewed a few segments on YouTube to get a better idea of what it is about. We put together a short video so they could see and hear us and emailed that off. They liked our unique story of finding Valerie’s family roots in this area and locating a house without a real estate agent.
|Steve, Bryan, Paul, Bill, Valerie
We hope this will be a boost for some of our friends here who have an agriturismo, our friend Tonino who is an engineer that has helped us so much in the process and for Trivigno itself. When others see why we find it so inviting they will also be interested. With the new web-site, My Bella Basilicata, and our desire to help the town that has been so inviting to us, we decided this is a good project for us to pursue. The actual episode will air in a few months; I will share the date when we are notified.
Besides, the film crew of Bill, Steve and Paul made it fun!