WSJ News Exclusive | ‘Small People, Big World’ Farmhouse Hits Market for $4 Million

Matt Roloff, star of the TLC series “Little People, Big World”, is selling the Oregon farmhouse where he and ex-wife Amy Roloff raised their four children. According to Juli Martin, publicly traded agent at Luxe Forbes Global Properties, he’s asking for $4 million for a roughly 16-acre plot that is part of a 109-acre pumpkin farm.

Matt Rolov in 2019.


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“It’s too much to be 60 years old now,” Rolov said. “I want to start shrinking a bit.”

“Small Man, Big World” chronicles the life of the Rolov family. Mr. Rolov, his ex-wife, and one of their children have dwarfism. Roloffs divorced in 2016 and Ms. Roloff was bought on 109 acres in 2019. Ms. Roloff did not respond to requests for comment.

Roloff said he plans to build another home on part of the farm he manages and will continue to grow pumpkins. He said he would spend time going back and forth between the farm and his home in Arizona.

Ms. According to Martin, the farm is just outside Portland in the rural community of Helvetia. The house spans approximately 5,400 square feet. Parcels for sale also include various playgrounds built for Rolov children who are now adults. One included a 40-foot-long pirate ship with a captain’s quarters, a main deck and bunk beds, Roloff said. The small house-sized children’s play castle was inspired by a castle he saw when he visited Europe.

Replica of an old western town has everything from banks and prisons to post offices and barbershops. The building is the size of a small bedroom, with a secret passageway leading to a tunnel underneath it, Roloff said. Mr. Roloff also made a replica of a mountain range with hills and valleys. He planted trees between the mountains and added walkways, bridges and a small playroom, Rolov said.

Roloff said it has been converted into office space and also has an approximately 3,600-square-foot barn with one-bedroom apartments. Parcels where pumpkins were previously grown included a former gift shop, he said. He has since moved the pumpkin farm to the other side of the farm, but he said he could still grow pumpkins and other crops on the soil in the parcels for sale if the new owners choose to do so.

Roloff said he bought the farm on about 33 acres in 1990 for about $185,000 and bought the adjacent property over the years.

The 23rd season of ‘Small People, Big World’, which has been airing since 2006, will air at the end of this month.

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