LPBW star Matt Roloff recently announced that he’s selling 16 acres of Roloff Farms. The sale includes the original family home where Amy Roloff and Matt Roloff raised their four kids and the iconic bright-red barn. This news shocked Little People Big World fans who hoped one of Matt’s twin sons, Zach Roloff or Jeremy Roloff, would buy the farm and raise their growing families there.
The bombshell news was announced days before the season premiere of the family’s hit TLC series, Little People Big World. Sadly the announcement coincided with the oldest Roloff grandchild Jackson Roloff’s fifth birthday. Of course, the drama surrounding Zach Roloff and his wife Tori Roloff’s offer to purchase the farm, the rejection, and the aftermath is a huge plot point this season.
However, is the real reason Matt Roloff selling the farm due to the unsuccessful negotiations with his sons or Is COVID-19 ultimately to blame for Matt’s decision to list Roloff Farms for sale?
Little People Big World: Roloff Farms Being Sold To Strangers
Little People Big World patriarch Matt Roloff is 60 years old and is nearing retirement age. So selling the farm seems like the next logical step. Matt says it’s time to move on to the next season of his life. Still, he will retain a large part of the farm. So that next chapter could involve developing that acreage as well.
Many LPBW find it odd Matt is selling any part of the farm, especially the most iconic parts. In fact, many wonder if it is all a publicity stunt to bolster the ratings for Season 23 of Little People Big World.
Matt Roloff always said he hoped one of his sons would continue the legacy he started and buy the farm from him. Sadly Litte People Big World alum Jeremy Roloff attempted and failed to acquire the Northside parcel. Then Zach Roloff’s offer also was met with the same fate. So it seems Matt’s ready to sell to strangers.
LPBW: COVID Forced Sale Of The Farm?
Little People Big World celeb Matt Roloff blindsides family and followers when he listed the most iconic parts of Roloff Farms for sale for a cool four million dollars. Granted he will still own a whopping 93 acres of pristine farmland. However, the sale of the main house and all the structures he built that were featured on the TLC are the most precious and valuable to him and others. What motivated Matt to sell? Certainly, there’s more to it than not coming to terms with his twin sons Zach and Jeremy.
Matt owes Amy a heft sum of money still for her share of the property. Reports say only one-third to one-half of what she is due was paid upfront. However, Amy is patient. Plus she’s on record as saying she rather see one of her kids buy the farm. The elephant in the room is sadly COVID. After all, the pandemic certainly caused fewer people to venture to pumpkin season in both 2020 and 2021. Now in 2022, the cost of fuel, fertilizer, and labor no doubt is cutting into the profits substantially. This is perhaps causing Roloff Farms to stay in the red even if they have a hugely successful pumpkin season this year.
So, it’s very likely COVID is the cause for Roloff Farms to be put up for sale rather than the massively overhyped family drama LPBW fans see weekly this season of Little People Big World.
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