House Hunters discovered
The House Hunt is on with locals Rohan and Lyndsay Yarr approved for filming their move from Scotland to Port Douglas.
When the producers of the American reality series House Hunters International rang Dougie’s Backpackers to find people, they discovered the couple who both work there.
Although Rohan is originally from Victoria, Lyndsay grew up in Scotland before relocating here and said being part of the show will give her an opportunity to take her ninemonth-old son to Scotland.
“I’m only working part-time and flights are expensive so it’s pretty exciting to get the opportunity to take the little boy home and see his Scottish family,” she said.
“I came out backpacking back in 2006 and stayed at Dougie’s Back- packers and that’s where I met Ro, who works there.”
The show will be the third episode filmed in Port Douglas and will film three days here and then fly Lyndsay over to Scotland.
As part of the audition for the show, the Yarrs had a phone interview and then the director and producer came to film the couple and their house as the final audition.
“They did a quick 10-minute show of us, why we want to leave Scotland and live in Port Douglas, it’s because we’ve got all of Ro’s family in town and want the benefits of living in Port Douglas,” she said.
“It’s a little bit backwards and very creative, they’ll keep the part we met here and got married here, which is all true, but from the show’s point of view we went back to Scotland and had a little boy.
“They’re going to film like we’re packing up our life and going to Australia to be near his family and have a better lifestyle that sunny Port Douglas has to offer compared to being in cold, dark Scotland.”
The hardest part of filming is they will have to pack up their house and show it empty, only to be filmed moving back in and also for Lyndsay travelling with her son.
“I haven’t thought about the filming process, to me it’s more about going home to see the family,” Lyndsay said.
“I’m a little bit nervous, but it’s a great promotion for the region showing it to the parts of the world where people want to come and live.”
Filming will start February 17. Producers are still looking for people to be part of the show, for more details contact executive producer Anita Poteri at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jus Murray directly on 0448 001 336, don’t forget to include your contact details and your story.
Packing up: House hunters, Keiren, Rohan and Lyndsay Yarr