Fans of the home renovation show can make the trek to Waco, Texas.
Even if you’re not a home design fanatic, you might have heard of Chip and Joanna Gaines and their HGTV show Fixer Upper, where they renovate homes for clients throughout the Waco, Texas, area. They’re also entrepreneurs with a shopping center, Magnolia Market at the Silos, where there’s a store with their line of home goods, a garden center, a bakery, food truck lot, and a lawn for recreational sports and gatherings.
The show and the couple’s popularity are at such an all-time high that even their lucky past clients have been cashing in on the success. Some of the homes featured on the show are listed on rental sites like VRBO and Airbnb, and the owners aren’t having trouble filling reservations since Waco has become quite the tourist destination thanks to the show. However, the Gaines’s aren’t exactly pleased with the situation—their spokesperson Brock Murphy told the Waco Tribune: “We have no problems with our clients’ interest in using sites like VRBO and Airbnb to rent out their homes. In fact we get it. But we are going to be more strict with out contracts involving Fixer Upper clients moving forward… We want to do remodels for clients’ homes. That’s the true intent of our show, and we want to ensure that does not get lost in this new vacation rental trend.”
So while we might not see any more new listings from future seasons pop up on accommodation sites, take a look at a few as-seen-on-TV digs that are still available to rent below:
Once a working barn, this “barndominium” was transformed from an attic apartment with horse stalls to a 2,700-square-foot home. The one-of-a-kind house, which was featured in season three, includes five bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a large dining hall, and an outdoor balcony.
Rate: $1,277 (average rate), homeaway.com.
Featured in the first ever episode of the show, this house has five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and a dreamy wraparound porch. The owner also makes it available to rent for kids’ and wedding parties.
Rate: $321 per night (average rate), vrbo.com.
Built in 1910, this house was showcased in the show’s first season and features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Bike rentals are included for the guests.
Rate: $252 per night (average rate), vrbo.com.
Midcentury Modern House
We’re not used to seeing midcentury modern style in the design duo’s home, but they transformed this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house into a sleek and sophisticated home. Guests are even treated to a welcome basket when they first arrive. It was featured in season two.
Rate: $257 (average rate), vrbo.com.