A new chapter. Little People, Big World star Matt Roloff converted the family’s longtime house on Roloff Farms into a rental property after removing the property’s sale listing. It is now available to rent via Airbnb for $651 a night.
Listed as the “World Renowned Roloff Farms,” the Airbnb rental page details the six bedroom, five-and-a-half bath house that can accommodate more than 16 guests. The 5,300+ square foot home has 11 separate sleeping options, a gourmet kitchen, game room, outdoor fire pit and swimming pool and is located about 15 miles outside of downtown Portland, Oregon.
“A few weeks ago, I promised everyone a big news announcement,” the dad of four, 61, shared via Instagram on October 22 when first revealing the rental bombshell. “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. What I didn’t expect was how many new business partners and networking connections I would make in the process.”
In Touch confirmed in October that Matt removed the $4 million sale listings from major realty websites. His change of plans came five months after he announced that he was selling 16 acres of Roloff farms, which included the home where he and ex-wife Amy Roloff raised their four children, twins Zach and Jeremy, daughter Molly and son Jacob.
“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,” the TLC star went on in his caption, crediting iTrip Vacations as his new partner. “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.”
It will be interesting to see the reactions of Matt’s children to his change of direction to no longer sell the farm and keep the property instead. When the patriarch initially listed their family home for sale, it caused a major rift. While his son Jeremy previously tried to purchase the farm from his father with no avail, fans saw the drama intensify when Zach also tried to buy the family property during season 22. Their deal not panning out led to Zach, 32, and his wife, Tori Roloff, to move further away from his family to Battle Ground, Washington.
Things got so bad between the father and son that Amy, 60, revealed on their reality show that the pair were “not talking to each other.” The drama came to a head when Matt officially listed the property for sale.
“My twin boys decided not to consider working together toward a possible joint sale. Both of them (along with their growing families) had moved on to other interests and investments,” Matt wrote via Instagram in May while announcing the farm’s sale. “Even though a substantial family discount and a ‘gift of equity’ was offered by both Amy and I (and I still owe Amy a bundle of money), they decided individually that the timing was not right for them to purchase a part of the farm at this time.”
Zach fired back at his dad’s claims, calling the post “extremely misguided and false” in a comment.
“My dad is manipulating the narrative right before the season comes out,” he wrote at the time. “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]. This post is a new shocking low of cowardice and manipulation of his family and kids for his own gain.”
Matt became sole owner of the family farm in 2016 after he bought Amy’s half following their divorce.
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