If you’re an avid fan of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” a trip to Waco, Texas, should be on your radar.
Joanna and Chip Gaines have been fixing up dilapidated homes in Waco on their TV show since November 2015. The success of the show has transformed the town into a full-fledged tourist destination.
The couple has since opened a massive town center where visitors can shop for home goods inspired by the show. There’s also a bakery and a handful of trendy food trucks.
But possibly the number one reason to visit Waco is that you can stay in one of the home that Joanna and Chip have renovated. Some are available for short-term rentals on sites like Airbnb and VRBO.
This attraction might not last forever. A spokesperson for the Gaineses told local newspaper Waco Tribune-Herald that they have changed their contract terms to prevent homeowners from turning their renovated homes into rentals immediately.
“We want to honor our national viewing audience. 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,” the spokesperson said.
The new terms apply to homes appearing in the new fifth season of the show.
Here are some “Fixer Upper” homes that are available for rent:
Gorman House was featured on the first episode of Fixer Upper. It was uninhabitable when the Gaines’ started work on it. Now, it’s a five bedroom house with a wrap-around porch.
Source: Magnolia Market
The house is currently listed on Airbnb for $ 375 a night for a minimum of two nights. One-night stays cost $ 475. These prices exclude tax and service charge fees.
See the listing here on Airbnb.
The house has the Gaines’ signature open-plan kitchen and breakfast bar combo.