Bryan and Sarah are looking to bring the whole family down under for their next big adventure.
It’s safe to say that Island of Bryan star, Bryan Baeumler doesn’t do anything by halves.
And his latest project of renovating a run-down beach front resort in the Bahamas is proof he loves a challenge.
The 46-year-old, his wife Sarah and the pair’s four children left their lives behind in Canada to relocate to a remote island in the Bahamas where they now live renovating and restoring the resort.
So, what’s the next big adventure he has in mind? Bringing the whole family on a national trip around Australia.
“We’re looking forward to heading over the Australia again,” Bryan told Lifestyle.com.au
“I can’t wait to get back.”
The Canadian TV star, famous for his shows Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan, Bryan INC and now Island of Bryan, spent time growing up in Australia, attending school in Sydney for six months.
He’s now longing to bring his while family down under on the trip of a lifetime.
“I want to get over there and put the kids in a camper van and do the big trip around Australia,” he said.
Although it may be a while before the adventurous family can pack their bags and take the road less travelled around Australia, they’re taking advantage of what island life has to offer back in the Bahamas.
So what’s it like relocated a family of six to a remote location and undertaking one of the biggest renovations you’ve ever undertaken?
Bryan says in one word, it can be summed up as ‘chaos’. But he wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I think we definitely came into this with rose coloured glasses and a healthy dose of optimism,” he says.
“This was a big one - this one beat us up. The logistics, the costs, the stress and worrying about every cloud formation out in the Atlantic coming this way that could bring bad weather, I mean everything about it was tough.”
Bryan and Sarah said they learned very quickly that they couldn’t treat this project like a traditional renovation.
“Back in Canada if we were doing a commercial property of a residential build, we treated it like a job,” Sarah explains.
“You get up in the morning kids would go off to school and we'd go off to work on site and work is done.
“Because we live here we have the ability to work any hours that we want, different days of the week.”
Despite all the chaos, schedule disruptions, unpredictable weather patterns and a 60 kilometre stretch of crystal clear, untouched beach tempting you every day, the couple said they got the work done in a way they certainly weren’t used to.
“We had to be flexible. We worked every day and we played every day,” Bryan says.
“If we knew there were three days of glass clear water coming, we’d say ok let's hammer down and get things done and then take those days off and explore with the kids.”
And although the island life may have been difficult to adjust to at first, it definitely seems to agree with them now.
“I think every day for the past two years I've woken up, looked at Sarah and said what day is it?” Bryan says.
“All the days mash together, and I think it is a better schedule because you still het things done, but take time for what’s really important.”
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