Sure, 7 Little Johnstons stars Trent and Amber Johnston have joked that they are the real-life “seven dwarves” — but unlike their fictional counterparts, these little people definitely don’t live in the woods! So where do they live? In Forsyth, GA, of course!
In an interview with People, the reality TV husband and wife opened up about finding a “fixer upper” that they have since been rennovating to fit their big family of little people. “When we moved in, the bottom floor was the only thing that was livable,” Trent said of their 6,000-sq.-ft. home, which was originally built in 1891 as a church and was converted to a home in the ‘40s. “We redid all the plumbing on the first floor.”
At the time of the move, they had all their children — Jonah, Anna, Elizabeth, Alex, and Emma — sleeping on mattresses on the floor in the living room. Once rennovations began, they had the three girls sharing a room, and two boys sharing one of their own — and when they’re done, they’ll have an impressive seven bedrooms!
“We wanted a house that would give us plenty of growing room,” Amber explained. “Not that we’re expanding our family in any way, just the fact that the kids are older and need their own space, their own rooms. When we’re finished, we’ll have seven bedrooms and four bathrooms.”
In the same interview, the husband and wife duo gushed about how they know there are many show about little people and their families on the air — but it’s the attitude that inspired them to build their own home that makes their show different. “There’s a lot of little-people shows but I think our bigger message is nothing stops Trent and I,” Amber gushed. “We have no problem taking on obstacles that probably 5-foot, and six-and-a-half-foot tall people would be like, ‘Hell no, I’m not doing that.’ We don’t let size get in the way.”
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