Is Matt Roloff not selling his farm? 'Little People Big World' star rents out the property for TLC fans
Matt Roloff had listed a slice of the property for sale in May, but has now opted for a 'Plan B' to rent the space to guests and fans
PORTLAND, OREGON: For fans, it was truly an end of an era as news of the Roloff Pumpkin farm going on sale surfaced in May. After almost two decades of watching the TLC hit family drama series, ‘Little People, Big World’, fans were shocked to learn that patriarch Matt Roloff was bent on selling the farm featured in the show.
Viewers have come to love the Roloff Farm like any other character on the show. It is almost like a family member for the Roloffs as well. So when Matt listed a portion of the farm for sale earlier in the year, it resulted in quite an outrage among fans. Even a few of the Roloff family members were distraught. The 'Little People, Big World' star took to his Instagram to share the news and wrote, “Well, the cats out of the bag. I want to make sure you all hear the big news directly from me,” alongside photos of him in front of the “for sale” sign. However, when TLC released the trailer for Season 24 of 'Little People, Big World' in October 2022, Matt was seen mentioning a "Plan B" regarding the future of the farm. Recently, the father of four announced that he will not be selling the property and instead has listed it as a rental space. Here’s everything we know.
Matt Roloff turns farm into rental property for fans
As of October 19, the farmhouse was categorized as an active listing which meant Matt had not yet sold it. The property, which is located at 23985 NW Grossen Drive, Hillsboro, Ore, was listed for a whopping $4M. However, on October 22, the Roloff patriarch shared some major news on his social media. Matt shared with his followers that he did not intend to sell the farm anymore and will instead rent it. “A few weeks ago, I promised everyone a big news announcement … so here goes … When I put the small side of the farm up for sale, I knew large deals like that take a much longer time (i.e. 6-12 months) to complete with no guarantees,” the father of four, shared on his Instagram, adding, “What I didn’t expect was how many new business partners and networking connections I would make in the process.”
He continued, “Several interested parties talked about many different business ventures such as purchasing the small farm with big house to use it as a short-term rental … think AirBnB,” while stating, “More information will be forthcoming soon … but needless to say we are scrambling hard behind the scenes (plus running the busy Pumpkin patch) to convert (re-furnish) the home to be ready for its first guests.”
Apparently, Matt removed the sale listing a day before he converted the Roloff Farms into a rental property. In his caption, he credited the company iTrip Vacations as his new partner and thanked them for suggesting this “Plan B”. The trailer for Season 24 of ‘Little People, Big World” had Matt mention a “Plan B” regarding the farm to girlfriend Caryn Chandler. So perhaps fans can expect to see the journey behind Matt’s change of heart as he decides to rent the property instead of selling it on the show.
Catch the ‘Little People, Big World’ Season 24 premiere on Tuesday, November 1, at 9/8c on TLC.