TV Series

Village to Villa is an engaging 13 part television series.

It tracks the year-long journey of  Australian couple Neil McLean and Gai Reid – as they pet and house sit in idyllic locations in France, UK, Australia and Italy.

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Every episode is filled with joy and  intensely fulfilling, authentic travel experiences.

Here’s a tiny taste of our TV series “Village to Villa”  …..

“You never really know what it’s like to live in another country with a different culture and possibly a different language until you live like a local.”  Gai Reid & Neil McLean 2016.


Neil with Livy & Montalbano


Neil at Nelson Bay, Australia
Gai at Zenith Beach, Australia

Warm and accessible Australian presenters Neil McLean and Gai Reid amass 130 real life stories as they embed themselves in each city, town or village, to get an insider’s view of how to LIVE LIKE LOCALS.

Neil at the Monument aux Girondins, Bordeaux


Gai interviewing Ann Jeanne, “A Friend in Paris”

Neil and Gai gathered dozens of human and four-legged friends on their 65,000 kilometer journey.

Donkey Sanctuary Exeter UK
The truffle hunters!
The Brown Family
Italian Mummas in the kitchen
St Giuliana, Umbria

What began as an OUTRAGEOUSLY AMBITIOUS IDEA – evolved into an extraordinary year of authentic travel – living like locals in other cultures.

We invite you to share the joy of our year long journey –  and be inspired to create your own version of  Village to Villa.

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