Why ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Moved Into a Smaller House

The Pioneer Woman recently made a big change. Ree Drummond mentioned she and her family decided to make a move. They’re now in a smaller home. Here’s why the Drummond family moved.

‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s smaller home

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond smiles while wearing a red shirt during a Today show cooking segment.
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Drummond first mentioned moving to a smaller home during an update she posted about her family’s Easter celebration. (Drummond shared Easter dinner pics and fans had lots of questions.) She said she was responsible for making sure the house stayed neat and clean during the festivities. Since they were living in a smaller space, clutter seemed to accumulate faster than when they were in the larger home.

“I was on keep-the-house-from-completely-falling-apart cleanup duty since we now live in a much smaller house (will share this whole story another time!!) and things can go downhill really fast with dishes, dust, and clutter,” says Drummond on The Pioneer Woman website.

Why Ree Drummond moved to a smaller home

What prompted Drummond and her family to move out of the home they’ve lived in for so many years? Drummond took time to explain what led to the move. She says that after many years of wear and tear, it was time to make some much-needed home updates. She tells People her previous home was 50 years old. According to her, the house wasn’t a “charming” one.

“It wasn’t a charming 50-year-old house,” Drummond tells the publication. “We loved raising our kids in the house, but it had foundation problems and had developed a few problems that were going to be pretty overwhelming to fix.” (Find out why Ree and Ladd Drummond added horses to the ranch.)

Where is Ree Drummond’s new home?

The family still lives on the Drummond ranch. According to People, their new home is in the same location. “We wound up building a small house right next to our regular house over the past year,” says Drummond. “And we moved into it in December.”

Drummond says the move wasn’t complicated. They had the easiest time ever transferring from one house to the next. “We packed our things and walked across the yard — it was so funny — and moved in,” says the Food Network star.   

Drummond and her husband, Ladd, don’t plan to make this smaller home their permanent residence. Instead, they’re working on building a main home where they will live. The smaller home they’re living in now will become a guest house for her children, so they will have a place to stay when they stop by to visit, reports People. (Here’s why Drummond doesn’t film The Pioneer Woman at her house.)

“When we build our main house, we’re only doing one or two bedrooms, so it’s not going to be a big mega house,” says Drummond. The Pioneer Woman says she’s satisfied with the new home they’re in right now. It might be small, but she says they’re comfortable with their current arrangement.  

“Right now, we’re happy in the guest house,” Drummond tells People. “And this may be our ‘house, house’ for the time being. It’s very comfortable and again, simple. We had to be very selective about what we brought here.”

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