The polygamous Brown family has been tugging non-stop about housing, rent and real estate since the start of TLC’s Sister Wives 2020 season.
The Browns moved from their four homes in Las Vegas to Flagstaff, Arizona, only to struggle with constant moves to different rental properties, difficulties selling their Vegas homes, and disagreements over the construction of a house or several on Coyote Pass, their new land. They eventually decided to build four separate houses, but their housing challenges were not over yet.
In the episode of February 23, “Doubtful Polygamy”, Kody Brown and his fourth wife Robyn Brown brought bad news to Kody’s other three wives, Meri, Janelle and Christine Brown. The conversation that followed around mobile homes and the possibility of temporary caravans left a bad taste in the mouths of some fans of Sister Wives, calling the family “snobbish” and “prissy”.
Sister Wives: Kody Brown suggested building temporary trailers on the Browns’ land in Arizona
In the last episode, Kody’s fourth wife Robyn announced that although her house in Las Vegas had finally been sold, she would have to move again to a new Flagstaff rental. The owners had decided to sell the house, leaving it high and dry.
Kody and Robyn said they were mentally and emotionally exhausted by the series of moves and the toll of multiple rent and mortgage bills each month. “This is super, super bad news. I’m beside myself and I don’t really know what to do here,” Robyn told TLC producers.
She added that the ‘Sister Wives‘ family only thought they’d be divorced for a year in faraway Arizona. But it wasn’t like that, which made them feel hopeless. “We’re sitting here with all these mortgages and everything, and everything’s just piling up,” she complained, “and it’s not happening, so I have to find another rent.”
Kody Brown encouraged his four wives to drive to their vast land on Coyote Pass, which he regularly did himself to get out of his funk.
The patriarch of Sister Wives even suggested building a temporary caravan on the property, to live there while they build the new homes. “I’ll tell you what, ladies,” Kody suggested. “If they let us build, and I know this sounds disgusting, but if they let us build, I’d put a double in there.”
Kody’s second wife Janelle broke out laughing, but Kody Brown insisted, “Just listen to me! Just while we’re building so we can live there.”
Robyn Brown made a joke that Kody could live in a trailer if he wanted to live without his wives. “Well, if Kody wants to live in a double-wide trailer in the grounds, he’s welcome,” she said. “But he’ll be alone.”