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Hawaii is a vacation spot for most. But for a few the dream of living in paradise is too strong to ignore. The television show Hawaii Life says you don't have to be rich to live in Hawaii; you just have to want it." The agents of Hawaii Life real estate take future residents around the islands to find the perfect home. Many of the real estate agents on the show moved from the Mainland and are happy to share their Hawaiian experiences with want-to-be homebuyers. The first episodes featured properties on the island of Kauai. Additional episodes show properties on the other three islands: Maui, Oahu and the Big Island.

Unlike other house hunting shows, the beaches, mountains, and volcanoes are just as important as the houses visited. Houses range from modest homes in family-friendly neighborhoods to swanky resort-like estates with sweeping views. Most of the families looking for homes were seduced by the island while on vacation and have decided to take the leap to move there permanently. During the show, house hunters are shown three properties by a Hawaii Life agent that fit their list of needs and wants. Then the homebuyers must debate the pros and cons of each property and finally choose just one perfect place to call home.

The show explores different neighborhoods on each island visited. Farm-like settings, suburban neighborhoods, resort living communities and condos on the beach are all available. Hawaii Life also dispels the myth that living in Hawaii is too expensive and unattainable for the average homebuyer. The show packs a lot of information into a half-hour program. This is a good watch for those who dream of living a Hawaiian paradise and for those who are just curious about how Hawaiians live. The scenery alone is worth turning on the television.

Hawaii Life is a Kids & Family, Reality series that is currently running and has 13 seasons (179 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2013. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

Hawaii Life is available for streaming on the HGTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hawaii Life on demand at HGTV Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes, HGTV online.

Thursday 8:00 PM et/pt on HGTV
13 Seasons, 179 Episodes
January 1, 2013
Kids & Family, Reality
Cast: Jayney Arden
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Hawaii Life Full Episode Guide

  • A Wyoming couple tired of long winters and cabin fever is ready for a permanent vacation on the Big Island. They love the relaxed atmosphere the island offers and want a home with scenic views that's also large enough to entertain guests.

  • A Florida couple is ready to move halfway around the world to Maui.

  • A single mom from New York City looks for a condo in Honolulu by the beach.

  • A family from Honolulu wants to trade in their long commutes for the pastoral life in Waimea on the Big Island; after decades of living in cramped quarters on Oahu, they are hoping to find a property with ample land and entertaining space for family.

  • An engaged couple from Hawaii is ready to settle down and call Oahu home; they both work in the Honolulu area and hope to start a family soon, so they're looking for a spacious house with a great yard.

  • Young parents with an energetic two-year-old son are trading the rainy weather in Wailuku for the sunny beaches of Kihei; they are ready to downsize to a condo with fun amenities and be as close to the beach as possible.

  • A woman returns to Hawaii to find a house with "old Hawaiian charm."

  • A couple and their newborn son are leaving behind the rainy weather in Seattle for the sunny beaches of Oahu; with family on neighboring islands, they're looking for a single-family home in the Ewa Beach neighborhood.

  • Newlyweds leave the snow and cold of Toronto to move to their honeymoon paradise of Oahu; he's intent on finding a place with a yard for their dog and room for a home office, while she is more concerned with a large lanai.

  • A recent college graduate is starting her military career and buying her first home on Oahu. Her mom is helping her find the perfect property so that she can settle in a place of her own and say goodbye to the dorm lifestyle.

  • A free-spirited nurse from San Francisco is ready to make Maui her new home; she has enlisted her sister to help her find a house that is close to the beach and offers outdoor space for entertaining.

  • After searching for six years, a CA couple is ready to trade Silicon Valley traffic for a laid-back lifestyle on Maui. His priority is an ocean view and a lanai, while she's hoping to find a pool so she can have a pool boy.

  • A young couple and their newborn son are leaving Seattle for sunny Oahu. With family on neighboring islands, they're looking for a home with space for entertaining and a large backyard where their son and two dogs can play.

  • After visiting The Big Island for work, a Seattle couple decides to pack up and find a new home in paradise. They are hoping to find a new construction home with room for a pool and a big back yard for their son and large dog.

  • A Maui native dreams of returning to the island after over 40 years spent living on the mainland. Now that her children are grown, she enlists her sister to help find the perfect house close to the beach with "old Hawaii charm."

  • A laid-back Dad is moving from CA to The Big Island to spend more time outdoors in the sun. He has fond memories of visiting the island as a boy and wants to create new memories with his family in a spacious, open-concept home.

  • An active duty couple transfers from their VA base to the island of Oahu.

  • After searching for six years, a CA couple is ready to trade Silicon Valley traffic for a laid-back lifestyle on Maui. His priority is an ocean view and a lanai, while she's hoping to find a pool so she can have a pool boy.

  • A Utah couple loves everything about Kauai and has decided to make it their permanent home. They're looking for a three-bedroom condo or house that will get them as close as possible to the island's white sand.

  • An OR couple leaves the Pacific Northwest for sun on the The Big Island.

  • After traveling the globe for years as a personal chef on yachts, a young woman is ready to put her feet in the sand permanently and purchase a home on the Big Island of Hawaii.

  • A couple from Canada hopes to find a house with a tropical feel in Maui.

  • After honeymooning in Maui nine years ago, a Seattle couple has always fantasized about living on the Valley Isle. Now that a recent job transfer has made their dream come true, they're hoping to find a home in sunny Kihei.

  • After traveling throughout the world, an Oregon couple decides to settle down on the Big Island of Hawaii. They love the community feel and slower pace the island offers, and can't wait to call the town of Kona home.

  • A family looks for a home in Maui where they can grow fruits and veggies.

  • Scuba divers from Idaho are ready to move to the Big Island.