Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond Moves Into New Home

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Big changes have been happening for Ree Drummond and her family. In addition to the marriage of one of her daughters, the college graduation of another and one of her sons leaving home to attend college, the Pioneer Woman and her husband have also had a building project in the works.

The family, who lives on the Drummond Ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, recently moved out of the home where they raised their children.

“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,” Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond told PEOPLE of the 50-year-old home that her husband Ladd was raised in.

Over the last year, the Drummonds built a small home next to the old one and they moved into their new residence in December.

“We packed our things and walked across the yard — it was so funny — and moved in,” she said.

Ree told PEOPLE that she and her husband have plans of building a larger “main house” on the property and that the small home will eventually become a guest 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,” she says. “But right now, we’re happy in the guest house. 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.”

The Drummond home sits on the massive Drummond family estate that once totaled 433,000 acres and was one of the 100 largest ranches in the United States.