Little People, Big World’s Matt Roloff Lists Family Farm For $4 Million
“I want to make sure you all hear the big news directly from me,” Matt, 60, wrote in an Instagram caption. “All of @rolofffarms has brought me and our family great joy for the past 30+ years! Today 16 acres of the farms [out of the] 109 acres go up for sale, including our original family home and bright red barn. It’s a tiny bit scary but mostly exciting… it’s time to move toward the next season of life.”
“I have dedicated much of my adult life creating an imaginative environment filled with adventure for my family,” Matt Roloff said in a statement. “I have decided the timing is ripe, after 30-plus wonderful years, to hand over the reins to the next owners of this magnificent property to plant some roots of their own and watch them grow.”
Initially, the Roloffs purchased the home in 1990 for $185,000. Many were shocked at the announcement, as it was previously believed one of the Roloff children would inherit the farm.
Not too long after, Zach Roloff publicly shaded his father after Matt revealed why exactly he decided to put up the 16 acres of land instead of selling only portions or passing it on to his adult children. “This post is extremely misguided and false. My dad is manipulating the narrative right before the season comes out,” Zach, 32, wrote via a comment on his dad’s Instagram post on Sunday, May 15.
“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,” Zach added.
Zach’s emotionally charged post came after Matt, 60, took to social media to reveal additional details behind the sale of Roloff Farms. “A big thank you to everyone one of you for your interest & support this week!” he captioned a series featuring photos of the property.
“The BAD news, as you can imagine, is how difficult it was for me to put even 16 of the 108 acres of Roloff farm up for sale. ‘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 in time was just not meant to be. Unfortunately, Roloff Farm cannot be legally divided into multiple parcels,” the farmer continued. “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…. and even tho 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.”
Matt 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. The GOOD news….. you never know what the future might hold for the ’93’ un-charted & pristine acres that do remain in the Roloff Family for all to enjoy!” Matt concluded.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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