It looks like Roloff Farms will soon be welcoming a new home on the property. Little People, Big World star Matt Roloff revealed he’s starting construction on what will become his home that he will share with girlfriend Caryn Chandler. Keep reading to see where the couple are in the process of building their dream house.
Caryn Chandler Didn’t Want to Live in the Big House on Roloff Farms
Despite Roloff Farms already hosting a gorgeous home the pair could share, Caryn admitted she didn’t want to live in the big house that Matt once previously shared with his ex-wife and children.
“If Caryn would move in, I’d probably, you know, that would probably be an efficient way to move forward in life,” Matt explained of the family home in a June 2022 confessional.
While Caryn wants to “stay open-minded” to the idea, but admitted, “It’s probably not a good decision for so many reasons.”
“If we were to have Thanksgiving here, you know, the kids would come in and have that baggage of Amy cooking in there and now I’m trying … it’s really just the emotions behind it,” she explained.
“People can get over that stuff, but we don’t have to do that,” Caryn continued. “You have options. Having this giant house, it almost feels unfair, right? It should go to a family with kids.”
Matt Roloff Teased an Engagement
While in the planning stages of the home, Matt not only thought about the future of the farm but also his relationship.
“Building this house, it’s feeling a little more real,” Matt explained to his girlfriend over lunch. “The day I break ground, that’s when we should commit and get engaged.”
Emphasizing that was a “pre-proposal,” the pair have yet to announce an engagement.
Matt Roloff Is Ready to Start ‘Digging’
In a June 2022 Instagram post, Matt shared a video of his excavator being worked on with what appeared to be a blowtorch. “Flipping the cutting edge on Track hoe bucket,” he wrote in the caption of the post. “Now that the rains are gone I can start digging out for the new house.”
Matt Roloff Starts ‘Breaking Ground’
Days after posting about the update on his excavator, Matt shared a glimpse of the digging process to create the foundation of their future home. Showing the “northwest” corner of the the property, the farm owner panned over the progress made all the way to a far away red flag, showing what will become the southeast corner once dug.
Matt also shared that the direction of the house had changed from southwest to directly west. “We’re going to point the house that way instead of that way. So, that little teeny maneuver is causing me to do a lot of digging.”
Matt Roloff’s Son Jacob Roloff Helps Out With the Digging
Just hours of Matt shared footage of the digging process, son Jacob Roloff revealed that he was helping his dad out. “Got offered a side gig digging Geotech test holes today,” Jacob wrote on his Instagram Stories. Test holes are preliminary digs that ensure the ground is stable enough to build upon.
Matt Roloff Outlines the Area for His New House
A year before revealing that he was prepared to start the digging process for his new home, Matt shared a photo on his social media of the area his new home, which he’ll share with Caryn, would occupy on his property. In the snap, several men outline the exterior dimensions of the home with stakes and rope in a field on the farm.
Matt Roloff and Son Zach Roloff’s Feud Over Property
Negotiations over the sale of the property erupted in the season 23 premiere, which resulted in Zach walking away from the bargaining table and saying the negotiations with his father were a “toxic situation.”
In announcing the property being up for sale, Matt wrote, “My ultimate hope was that the entire Roloff Farms property would stay in our family for generations to come. Keeping that dream alive at this point was just not meant to be.”
“My twin boys decided not to consider working together toward a possible joint sale,” he added.
“Based on that, turning the big 60 in my cranky old body, the continuing maintenance/demands of the farm — the difficult decision was made so I could take steps toward my retirement goals,” he continued.
Zach disagreed with his characterization of the negotiations, calling it a “shocking new low of cowardice and manipulation” in comment on his dad’s Instagram post.
“This post is extremely misguided and false. My dad is manipulating the narrative right before the season comes out,” the father of three said. “Once again, like he has for most of his life, [he is] not taking responsibility for his own actions and blaming others. Dragging the family drama that he created and then manipulate the fanbase to make himself come out OK [sic].”
Have Matt Roloff and Zach Roloff Repaired Their Relationship?
“When the farm deal fell apart with Zach, I was very disappointed,” the patriarch explained during season 23 of the series. “It just feels like it wasn’t meant to be. And this is one of the toughest decisions of my life.”
The pair have yet to resolve their issues as Zach admitted that he hasn’t talk to his father “much lately.”
Where Does Zach Roloff Live Amid Matt Roloff Feud?
After negotiations fell apart, Zach and the rest of his family moved to Battle Ground, Washington.
“We’re excited for our kids to grow up here,” Zach spoke of his house. “The way we got here was not good and, like, actions from other people, I think, weren’t right,” he added of his rift from Matt.
“It’s not going to be the same childhood I had,” he acknowledged about his new home. “But either way, they weren’t going to have that exact same childhood even if it was at the farm.”
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