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Airbnb/The German Schmear House

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.

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.

Aribnb/Gorman House

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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.

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.

Airbnb/Gorman House

See the listing here on Airbnb.

The house has the Gaines’ signature open-plan kitchen and breakfast bar combo.

The house has the Gaines' signature open-plan kitchen and breakfast bar combo.

Airbnb/Gorman House

Local carpenter Clint Harp runs a woodworking shop in Waco and is often featured on “Fixer Upper.” Next to his shop is the house he and his wife bought through the Gaineses and had them fix up in the first season of the show. They don’t live there now and it is rented out on Airbnb.

Local carpenter Clint Harp runs a woodworking shop in Waco and is often featured on

Airbnb/Harp House

The Gaineses renovated the property in the first series. When they first saw it, Joanna said, “I feel like this is like a crime scene. I’m very scared of what I’m gonna find.” Chip was equally shocked: “It’s got the essential three B’s. It’s big, it’s butt-ugly and it’s within their budget.”

Source: HGTV

See the listing here on Airbnb.

The asking price on the home was $15,000 but the Harps negotiated it down to $10,000. This meant that had plenty left in their $100,000 budget for renovations.

The asking price on the home was $15,000 but the Harps negotiated it down to $10,000. This meant that had plenty left in their $100,000 budget for renovations.

Airbnb/Harp House

The house was given a new roof, bigger windows, and new paint. Clint Harp made the front door himself out of reclaimed wood.

The house was given a new roof, bigger windows, and new paint. Clint Harp made the front door himself out of reclaimed wood.

Airbnb/Harp House

Source: HGTV

It is now listed on Airbnb and costs $600 a night to rent on weekends, plus service fees and tax.

It is now listed on Airbnb and costs $600 a night to rent on weekends, plus service fees and tax.

Airbnb/Harp House

Source: HGTV

It has a modern kitchen with a marble topped island and a large living room area.

It has a modern kitchen with a marble topped island and a large living room area.

Airbnb/Harp House

There are five bedrooms in the property but it sleeps 12 people thanks to an extra sofa bed.

There are five bedrooms in the property but it sleeps 12 people thanks to an extra sofa bed.

Airbnb/Harp House

Source: HGTV

Guests who stay at the house will find Harp’s carpentry scattered around the place, including bed headboards.

Guests who stay at the house will find Harp's carpentry scattered around the place, including bed headboards.