Welcome to Plathville‘s premise is that Barry Plath and Kim Plath live on a secluded farm in rural Georgia with seven of their nine kids. But that might not be true as digging unearthed some things the TLC show was hiding. First, the Plath family bought a house in 2017 in a suburban area. Not only that, but they listed their farm property on Airbnb. That means they don’t live full time like is represented on the show. Are TLC and the Plath family misleading fans?
Welcome to Plathville: Plath Family Farm For Rent on Airbnb
Supposedly, the Plath family, headed by Barry Plath and wife Kim Plath, lives on a 50-acre farm in Georgia. At least, that’s where TLC filmed them living on Welcome to Plathville. Yet Kim has the property listed on Airbnb, which leads us to believe that they don’t live there year-round. Plus, although they said they had another home on the show, they called the other house “their rental”. Yet, it appears the one they say they live in is the rental…
Th farm rents on Airbnb for only $100 a night to stay at the location and Kim lists that there is just a caretaker on the premises. This means they rent out the entire piece of land and do not have another house on it. So, why are they pretending to live there full time on Welcome to Plathville?
The Plaths Have Another Home in Nearby Town
The Barry Plath and family have an entire television show, Welcome to Plathville, centered around the idea that they are disconnected from the real world. They live on their secluded farm and don’t drink soda or even watch television. Yet, in 2017, Barry and spouse Kim Plath purchased a home for $55,000 in Cairo, Georgia. It’s right off of a highway and around the corner from a Walmart, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut. Also, it’s pretty close to Ethan Plath and his wife Olivia’s house.
Welcome to Plathville mother Kim even has a Facebook page for the house, but she hasn’t posted since March of this year. It’s all about updates on the renovation of their non-farm home and there’s no doubt that the Plath family also lives there. They have put a lot of work into it. But why hide it? This is reminiscent of the type of bait and switch Alaskan Bush People viewers noted on the Discovery Channel show. Discovery owns TLC, so it’s the same network – and perhaps takes the same misleading approach to shows.
Welcome to Plathville: TLC Cutting Series Their Way
It’s quite possible that TLC purposely left out the fact that the Welcome to Plathville family has another home in a more suburban area. This information takes away from the claim that the family of 11 lives completely off the grid. When in fact, they could walk to Walmart if they wanted to. With this news, it begs the question of what else TLC has hidden or glossed over that could come to light in the future?
Welcome to Plathville airs on TLC on Tuesdays.
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