You Can Now Holiday in This Famous Fixer Upper Home — but Chip and Joanna Aren't Thrilled About It
Calling all Fixer Upper fans: one of our favourite houses from the hit show is now available for rent! Who could forget when Chip and Joanna Gaines took on a barn in season three and transformed it into the beautiful Barndominium that it is now?
The owner is renting out her 2,50-square-metre luxury home for around $1,668 per night, and we're just about ready to book our flights to Waco, Texas! The cosy five-bedroom, two-bathroom home is the perfect destination for your end-of-Summer holiday and can be booked through VRBO. The house overlooks a private lake and 16 acres of land covered in oak trees, as noted in the listing. You'll be able to spend your days kayaking or fishing on the 20-acre lake located alongside the stunning home.
This isn't the first time a house from the show has been available for rent, and it's causing a lot of fans to wonder why the homeowners would want their houses transformed only to have other people live in them.
Chip and Joanna are not angry or surprised that former Fixer Upper stars are listing their beautifully renovated homes, but they are taking precautions to ensure this doesn't happen in future seasons.
In a statement issued on behalf of the couple, a Magnolia spokesperson 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 our contracts involving 'Fixer Upper' clients moving forward. We want to honour 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."
The Barndominium is almost identical to the way it appeared on season three, episode 11 of the show, as it has yet to be occupied full-time. Check out all the photos of the home.