Season 7 of TLC’s hit reality series Outdaughtered premiered on June 2, and the Busbys confirmed what fans had already been speculating: they bought what was supposed to be just their temporary house in Houston, Texas.
Given how much Adam and Danielle raved about the new residence, we’re not surprised to see that the couple decided to stay put and raise their quintuplets, 5, and oldest daughter Blayke, 9, in the more spacious digs.
What happened to the 'Outdaughtered' house?
The Busbys were forced to leave their former home in Houston due to a serious mold problem. They discovered the infestation after one of the quints, Ava, developed a respiratory illness.
"Who knows how long we've been living in it," Adam said in Season 5 as the family of eight rushed to pack their bags. "We need to do whatever we can to get it out of our house."
A mold inspector revealed just how substantial the problem was. "Pillows will need to be discarded. Mattresses need to be discarded. And then you need a full-blown mold remediation contractor to come in and HEPA vacuum everything, clean everything," he shared. "It’s a big process. If the tests pass, then you can live in it."
When searching for a property to rent while their "sick home" was being renovated, Adam and Danielle fell in love with what has now become their permanent residence. "It definitely has the space that I think we need," Danielle told the camera.
"The yard is the most beneficial, we like for the kids to play outside — we don't like our kids being on iPads and that kind of stuff," she added. "We want them to play and interact, so there's a pool, there's a huge yard... it's definitely a plus in that aspect."
But due to the fact that they were renting, the Busbys constantly worried about getting kicked to the curb if the place sold. "We were able to convince these owners to go month-to-month [on the lease], but that just means whenever they find a buyer, we gotta move out within a month," Adam noted.
Luckily, they took care of that dilemma by purchasing the home themselves!
The Busbys may have joined a class-action lawsuit against their old house's builder.
Back in 2018, dozens of homeowners in League City’s Mar Bella subdivision, where the Busbys reportedly lived, complained of mold growing inside of the walls and air conditioning units. The company behind the homes’ construction, Taylor Morrison, built more than 1,000 of them in the area.
In a statement, the builder acknowledged that at least 100 of its residences had experienced similar issues. "We extend our sincerest apologies to the Mar Bella community as we work to fix the moisture issues impacting numerous homes," the company said.
"Taylor Morrison stands behind its homes and is actively working with industry experts to remedy the situation, conducting onsite inspections and research to diagnose the specific causes and potential solutions."
It remains unclear whether the Busbys are plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit.
New episodes of Outdaughtered air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.