Where Do the Duggars Live? From Big House to Ramshackle Warehouse!

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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 some 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?

Well, we think it's safe to say you'll be surprised by some of these accomodations.

Buckle up. Let's take a look:

1. The Compound

The Compound
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.

2. The Beginning ...

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.

3. A Humble Start

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.

4. The Living Room

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.

5. The Master Bedroom

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.

6. The Master Bath

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.

7. The Girls' Room

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.

8. The Boys' Room

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.

9. The Playroom

The Playroom
Yes, the boys were able to slide directly into a room devoted solely to kids' recreation. Pretty cool!

10. Jana's Nook

Jana's Nook
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.

11. Josh and Family

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?

12. Hard Times

Hard Times
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.

13. South of the Border

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.

14. Back to Arkansas

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.

15. Jessa and Ben

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.

16. Jessa's Living Room

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.

17. Streets of Laredo

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.

18. On the Road Again

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.

19. It's a Start

It's a Start
Joy-Anna and Austin had similarly inauspicious beginnings, starting their married life in a small trailer.

20. Moving On Up

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.

21. It Happens Fast

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.

22. Very Fast

Very Fast
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.

23. Starting Off Young!

Starting Off Young!
As for Justin Duggar, who just got married to Claire Spivey at the ripe old age of 18, he wasn't forced to jump through all the hoops that come with filling for a mortgage.

24. A Leg Up

A Leg Up
While Justin was mysteriously able to afford a lavish engagement ring despite having never held a job, his housing expenses have been covered by Jim Bob.

25. Playing Ball

Playing Ball
Yes, Papa Jim Bob bought his 14th child a house a wedding present. The elder Duggars might be feeling a bit jealous, but they know the score -- this is a family that rewards breeding, and Justin is set to be a dad several times over before he can legally buy a drink!

26. Just Sayin' ...

Just Sayin' ...
Justin will probably never drink, as alcohol is strictly forbidden in the Duggar clan, but you know what we mean.

27. On His Own

On His Own
And then there's Jed, who recently became the TENTH married Duggar kid when he tied the knot with Katey Nakatsu in April of 2021.after a brief, five-month courtship.

28. Trail-Blazer

Trail-Blazer
Interestingly, Jed was the first Duggar of his generation to live on his own before marriage.

29. The Carpetbagger

The Carpetbagger
Last year, he 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.

30. What the Future Holds

What the Future Holds
Now that Jed is married to out-of-stater Katey (she's a native of Arizona) will he follow Justin's lead and leave Arkansas?

31. Born and Bred

Born and Bred
Quite the opposite! In fact, Katey's family recently purchased a house in Arkansas so that they can be close to her as she starts a new life with Jed. Talk about putting down roots!

32. Jana's Turn

Jana's Turn
While she hasn't made any official announcement yet, Jana might be next to leave the nest, thanks to her courtship with Stephen Wissmann.

33. Fleeing the Nook

Fleeing the Nook
Neither Jana nor Stephen has responded to the rumors yet, but all signs point to a budding romance. An insiders have stated that they think Wissmann will pop the question in the VERY near future.

34. Are Congratulations In Order?

Are Congratulations In Order?
And that's if he hasn't already! Eagle-eyed fans have noticed that Jana has been concealing her left hand in recent pics. Could she be hiding an engagement ring?!

35. Making Up For Lost Time

Making Up For Lost Time
Jana might have bucked tradition by living at home into her thirties, but she might soon be leaving the compound far behind her!

36. Goodbye to All That!

Goodbye to All That!
The Wissmann hail from Nebraska, where Stephen helps run the family business. So don't be surprised if Jana relocates to Omaha!

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