Little People Big World fans can now live like the Roloffs, as the former family home is now open for short-term rental stays!
According to the rental website, fans can stay at the Hillsboro, Oregon, farm starting this week, but it won’t be cheap. A stay at Roloff Farms will run you anywhere from $566 to $2906 a night (three nights minimum). The six-bedroom farmhouse can sleep up to 16, and includes amenities such as a hot tub, game room, screening room, six-car garage and an in-ground pool.
“All of the families that looked at the farm but couldn’t get their heads around the long-term commitment of purchasing it are now gonna be able to stay here as a short-term rental, so I think Airbnb,” Matt told Entertainment Tonight this week. “We’re gonna set the farm up for more people to share it, for a week or less than a week. So we’re very excited about that.”
Those hoping to enjoy some of the most-recognizable parts of the farm that have been seen on ‘LPBW’ may be a bit disappointed though. According to the rental website, “some of the more unique farm features can be viewed from a distance, [but] they are not accessible or included in the rental. This includes but is not entirely limited to the Western Town, Castle, Barns, Pond, etc.”
There are touches included, though, that fans of ‘Little People Big World’ will be excited about. According to the rental website photos, a large photo of the original Roloff Family hangs in the front entryway of the home, while Amy’s cookbook is displayed in the farmhouse kitchen. Posters from the show’s run are hung throughout the house, including a (somewhat creepy) life-size cutout of the entire clan.
Those interested in vacationing on Roloff Farms will not only get to sleep in the home formerly occupied by the Roloff family, but also get the full farming experience.
“More people could actually enjoy the farm and get a taste of it,” Matt told ET. “We might even let them use the mowers so they can get a real feel of what it’s like to do the work [on the farm].”
Allowing the temporary tenants to contribute to the workload will not only be a novelty to vacationers, but it will free up Matt from doing the bulk of the work himself, which is one of the main reasons he was interested in selling the property to begin with.
“ … The idea that we are gonna continue to own the farm and I will have to continue to maintain it and be responsible for the maintenance of it, which is the part I don’t like about it,” Matt said. “Because that’s the part I was trying to get rid of the most was the maintenance.”
(Matt also has youngest son Jacob Roloff helping out around the farm, as the 25-year-old has moved into a fifth-wheel camper with wife Isabel and son Mateo, located on a piece of property next to Roloff Farms.)
In addition to getting to contribute to the work on Roloff Farms, the rental experience may also include an appearance from Matt’s ex-wife Amy Roloff.
“I’m trying to talk to Amy and talk her into coming and doing cooking lessons in her house while people are staying,” he said, adding that the suggestion was actually made by Amy’s husband, Chris Marek.
Turning the home into a vacation rental may also help to ease some tensions inside the Roloff family. (As The Ashley has previously reported, Matt and his son Zach have been at odds since they were unable to come to an agreement on Zach buying part of the farm. Matt went on to put the disputed acres on the market and later insinuated that Zach and his twin Jeremy were to blame for the sale, causing Zach to take to Instagram to call his father “manipulative” and other choice words.)
Matt said opening the home for short-term rentals will be “like having a family timeshare,” admitting that it “should maybe have been Plan A,” as it will allow all of the Roloff kids to use the farm when they want to. (In addition to Zach, Jeremy and Jacob, Matt and Amy also share daughter Molly.)
“The one thing I always wanted was for the kids to figure out a way to share the farm, all four kids,” Matt said. “And now with this new arrangement, it is shared because these kids can block out time, family members can block out weeks or days.”
If you are interested in renting the Roloff Farms farmhouse, click here. You can see a video of the rental home below!
(Photos: Instagram; TLC)