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Little People, Big World: Did Matt Roloff sell the farm?



Although Matt listed about 16 acres of the Roloff family farm for sale, he decided to turn it into a short-term rental instead of selling it.

Little People, Big World has been on the air for a long time, but it is still very popular among its loyal fanbase.

Even though Matt listed a portion of the Roloff family farm for sale after he bought out Amy’s portion in their divorce, he later decided not to sell it, and to turn it into a vacation-rental instead.

How popular is Little People, Big World?

The TLC reality television series Little People, Big World aired its first episode on 4 March 2006. Now, over 16 years later, the show is in its twenty-fourth season and has a total of 380 episodes in its catalogue.

The highest ratings for the show were in 2009 and 2010 in the eighth season, which averaged 1.9 million viewers per episode, but the series still has a score of 6.7 out of10 on IMDb, and the family reportedly receives dozens of emails every minute.

Little People, Big World: Did Matt Roloff sell the farm?

The Roloff family farm is the backdrop of many of the earlier seasons of the show, and has become a symbol of happy Little People, Big World memories for the family, as well as for their loyal fans.

In the first few seasons of Little People, Big World, Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff were still married and lived on the Roloff family farm with their four children, Zach, Jeremy, Molly, and Jacob.

Throughout the years, the family hosted various pumpkin days, parties, and even weddings at the farm.

However, when Amy and Matt got divorced in 2016, Amy sold her portion of the farm to Matt for a reported total of $164 200, after which Matt and his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, continued to live on their portion.

However, despite the fact that Zach Roloff, the couple’s son, has been vocal about his interest in purchasing a portion of the farm in the show’s most recent season, Matt decided to list a portion of about 16 acres of the farm for sale in May 2022.

However, this did not go over well with the rest of the family and the fans of the show, and when the house had not sold by October 2022, Matt suddenly announced that he would be turning this portion of the Roloff farm, which included the family’s old home, a full-scale pirate’s ship, a complete western town, and a pool, into a vacation rental instead of selling it.

Why did Matt Roloff decide to sell the farmhouse to begin with?

Once Matt Roloff announced that he was planning on selling a portion of the 109-acre Roloff farm, fans immediately started asking questions about why he would sell the farm, which had been in the family for 32 years, to a complete stranger after Zach had expressed interest in buying it.

This encouraged Matt to explain that he was selling this piece of the property to decrease his own workload and that since the farm could not be split multiple ways legally, and Zach and his brother Jeremy did not want to invest in the property jointly, he felt this was the best option.

Why did the property not sell?

Matt explains in the sixth episode of season 24 of the show that he took a step back from his plans of selling the farm for a whopping $4 million after his father died.

It turns out that he had also made a few new business connections while he was getting the house on the market.

He ultimately decided that turning it into a short-term vacation rental would be a better choice than going through all of the trouble of staging and selling the farmhouse.

The backlash to Matt’s decision to sell the Roloff family farm

Since Matt decided not to sell the family farm to Zach, fans could tell that a rift was forming between him and his son in the twenty-fourth season of Little People, Big World.

Since this season started airing, Zach and his wife, Tori, have moved to Oregon because they could not come to an agreement about purchasing the farmhouse.

Amy also mentioned in an Instagram Live broadcast that Matt can do as he pleases with the property; but she is not impressed with his decision to turn it into a short-term rental property.

Fans of the show have also been very verbal about their disdain for Matt after he decided to sell and then rent a portion of the farm. Some have even called him “greedy,” among other things.

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