Where do the Duggars live? For many fans of the famous and controversial TLC family, the Duggar homestead is a familiar sight.
Jim Bob and Michelle built a 7,000-square foot Arkansas pad with the proceeds from their first TLC specials way back in the day.
Thirteen years and three more kids later, the house serves as the setting for two reality shows – and very large family gatherings.
Of course, 13 years is a long time. Much of the younger Duggar generation has grown up and moved into homes of their own.
Some of the adult Duggars are just starting out – while some are already living the good life on some very enviable property.
Others … er, well, not so much.
Sit tight, we’ll get to that shortly.
The folks at celebrity gossip magazine In Touch took a look at all of the Duggar homes, and the findings were surprising.
So where do the Duggars live?
Buckle up. Let’s take a look:
Every Counting On fan is familiar with the massive Tontitown property known as the Duggar compound. But these days, several of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids have left the nest to establish homes of their own.
The Beginning …
The Duggars’ story begins here, in this much more modest home in nearby Springdale, Arkansas. Not the kind of place in which you would want to raise 19 kids.
A Humble Start
When the Duggars made their TV debut on Discovery Health, the network helped them with construction costs for their new home in Tontitown. Execs also filled up the family’s pantry, something Jim Bob and Michelle had difficulty doing in those days.
The Living Room
The Duggars love the great outdoors (especially their big backyard) but when they’re inside the compound, this sprawling living room — with its sky-high ceilings — serves as the site of more Counting On scenes than any other.
The Master Bedroom
And this — as they used to say on MTV’s Cribs — is where the magic happens. Jim Bob and Michelle’s bedroom has been the site of an awful lot of baby-making.
The Master Bath
And this is the bathroom off of Jim Bob and Michelle’s room. We’re guessing this was roughly the size of the living room in their first house.
The Girls’ Room
One of the downsides of life in such a large family? Even in such a large house, there’s very little privacy. The “girls’ room” at the Duggar compound has often been shared by four sisters at one time.
The Boys’ Room
The boys’ room was often equally crowded, but on the plus side, at least it had a trap door that led down to the playroom.
Yes, the boys were able to slide directly into a room devoted solely to kids’ recreation. Pretty cool!
No one has called the Duggar compound home longer than 30-year-old Jana, and while she still doesn’t have her own room, at least she’s been given a “nook” for her various projects.
Josh and Family
The first Duggar child to leave the compound was Josh, but he’s mostly off the grid these days. Why? He and Anna sold their home in Arkansas for $285,000 last year … but haven’t bought a new one yet. So where are they living?
Insiders have claimed that Josh, Anna, and their six kids are living in a small utility shack on his parents’ property. Some have described this as a windowless warehouse. Either way, this rumor has not been independently confirmed.
South of the Border
After Josh left, it was Jill’s turn. Her first longterm non-compound home was in El Salvador, where she and husband Derrick Dillard worked as missionaries.
Back to Arkansas
These days, Jill and Derick are living in much more spacious quarters. The couple built a home for themselves and their two sons in Lowell, Arkansas last year.
Jessa and Ben
Jessa married Ben Seewald not long after her older sister left the nest. These days, the couple calls these cozy quarters their home.
Jessa’s Living Room
It may not be as big as the compound, but it’s got plenty of space for Jessa, Ben, and their three kids.
Streets of Laredo
After starting their married life in a Houston apartment, Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo moved into this spacious home in Laredo, Texas.
On the Road Again
These days, the couple has moved to Los Angeles along with their daughter, Felicity. Jeremy attends divinity school, and the Vuolos live in a free home provided by benefactors.
It’s a Start
Joy-Anna and Austin had similarly inauspicious beginnings, starting their married life in a small trailer.
Moving On Up
These days, the couple has moved into a home not far from Jim Bob and Michelle. Renovations to the place were mostly done by Austin — as you can see, it’s still a work in progress.
It Happens Fast
The Duggars are moving out and starting families so quickly these days it can be hard to keep up. Joseph and Kendra have already filled their new home with two kids of their own.
The same can be said of Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson, who also purchased their home with the help of Jim Bob’s house-flipping business.
On His Own
And then there’s Jed, who is not yet married, but who recently moved into a house owned by Jim Bob because it’s located in the district in which he hopes to win a seat in the Arkansas State House of Representatives.
No Place Like Home
But while they may be far-flung these days, the Duggars are always welcome back at the compound. The girls in the family designed this guest room where the kids often lay their heads on their visits to Jim Bob and Michelle.
More to Come
There’s no telling what’s next for the Duggars. But you can bet it will involve expanding into even more property!
Josh Duggar’s House
Along with his wife and kids, Josh Duggar has been living in a storage shed on his parents’ property. The rumors were confirmed during a recent episode of Counting On.
Josh’s House on Counting On
When the Duggars threw a surprise baby shower for Abbie Duggar, they did so in what was described as a “guest house.” Fans were quick to determine that it was actually Josh and Anna’s home.
Inside Josh and Anna’s House
The floors, walls, countertops and decor all matched with photos posted on Instagram by Anna.
Josh and Anna’s Kids at Home
Anna never posted any exterior shots of the home, but by comparing her interior pics with scenes shot for Counting On, fans were able to confirm that she’s been living in a warehouse.
Just For Now
By all indications, Josh and Anna are still quite comfortable financially, and the warehouse is only a temporary arrangement.
From the Penthouse to the Warehouse
Even so, it serves as a reminder of just how far Josh has fallen since his days as a high-powered Washington lobbyist!