Zach Roloff Did Not End up Buying the Family Farm — and Here's the Reason Why

Gina Vaynshteyn - Author

May 17 2022, Updated 3:40 p.m. ET

Zach and Tori Roloff
Source: Instagram

Initially, fans were shocked by some Little People, Big World news. Zach Roloff revealed to his mom and dad that he and his wife Tori wanted to buy the family farm. For some context: Amy and Matt Roloff have owned the family farm for 30 years before they got divorced back in 2016. The farm holds a lot of history and sentimental value: Jeremy, Zach, Molly, and Jacob were all raised on the farm. So for Zach to announce these plans was pretty unexpected.

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On the Season 21 finale of Little People Big World, Zach first shared his desire to buy the farm. "I'm a little nervous to tell my mom I want to buy the farm, because I'm not sure what her reaction will be," he said, per People. "One thing Tori and me talked about, we've talked about maybe we can move in here. Maybe we can be the ones that take over the farm, buy the place. Maybe this could be an option for Tori and I."

But did Zach and Tori end up buying the family farm?

Matt Roloff selling farmhouse
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A portion of Roloff Farms is now for sale.

In June 2019, Amy ended up selling a portion of the farm to Matt for $667,000. She then sold another 32.28 acres to him for $975,000 in August 2020. Now, she resides with her husband Chris Marek in Hillsboro, Ore. Meanwhile, Matt and his girlfriend Caryn Chandler remain on their portion of Roloff Farms.

Fast forward to May 2022, and the 5,373-square-foot farmhouse is now for sale for $4 million. The listing includes 16.46 acres of the 109-acre Helvetia, Ore. property.

Roloff Farmhouse
Source: Zillow
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So, did Zach Roloff buy the family farm?

To make a long story short, no, Zach did not buy the family farm. As Season 23 of Little People, Big World kicks off, it's now clear to fans why this happened. Although both Zach and Jeremy were interested in taking over the farm, neither of them wanted to invest in it together — and because Matt's selling price was so high (and he was unwilling to lower it), neither twin could afford it on their own.

"I had a starting point and it was based on what my dad bought my mom out for. This amount was very, very high," Zach said in a clip from the show. "I can understand there's some appreciation, but he went beyond, I think, the normal appreciation. I said no to my dad — and he's not used to people telling him no."

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Zach continued: "I said to my dad, 'What is it worth to have your grandkids on this property?' Yes, I was talking financially but also value as a grandparent — to have the next generation grow up on the farm. Do you want to make money off your own family, or is it, like, do you want this legacy that you've preached about for 10 years? No one knows. No one knows now."

It looks like we'll have to tune into Season 23 of Little People, Big World to find out exactly what went down with the farm.

Season 23 of Little People, Big World kicks off on May 17, 2022. New episodes air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.

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