Here’s How You Can Stay in a Home from ‘Fixer Upper’ Season One

published Dec 20, 2018
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Get ready to dig deep into the “Fixer Upper” archives for this home. A piece of HGTV history is officially yours for renting, thanks to VRBO.

You may recall the Gorman story from all the way back to Chip and Joanna’s very first season. Back then, the family’s 2,600-square-foot house was a dilapidated and filthy den for hoarders, according to Joanna Gaines. Built in 1930, the structure had been declared unsafe for habitation by the city of Waco. To add insult to injury, the existing floor plan wasn’t very functional or family-friendly- and that’s when Chip and Joanna dove in.

They transformed the property, and the now 3,000-square-foot space can be yours for $375 per night, according to VRBO. The transformed version is a stunning five-bed, four-and-a-half bath home with a wrap-around porch. It’s only 5 minutes from downtown Waco, and is big enough to fit up to three families, or 12 guests. A large grassy area is perfect for children or playing sports, and the fenced-in yard is ideal for entertaining guests. So if you’re planning that trip to Magnolia Market any day soon, we’ve got an idea where you can stay…

With a variety of former “Fixer Upper” properties being used as vacation rentals, it seems word has gotten back to the Gaines’s.

“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 our contracts involving ‘Fixer Upper’ clients moving forward,” Magnolia spokesman Brock Murphy told the Waco Tribune-Herald in a statement back in 2016. “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. What started off with perfectly understandable intentions could cast a shadow of a doubt on the much bigger picture, and we are going to do our best to protect that moving forward.”

While Fixer Upper is no longer shooting new epsiodes, we’re curious to see if the statements will carry over to the shows on their future network, which was announced last month.