House Hunters discovered

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - ANGELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

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 anita@itchyfeet­media.tv or Jus Mur­ray di­rectly on 0448 001 336, don’t for­get to in­clude your con­tact de­tails and your story.

Photo by AN­THONY CAPOGRECO

Pack­ing up: House hunters, Keiren, Ro­han and Lyn­d­say Yarr

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