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JESSA Duggar and her husband Ben Seewald’s current Arkansas home is being renovated before the parents of four move to a larger abode.
The work to upgrade their current $100,000 Arkansas home comes after Counting On was canceled and Jessa, 29, was fired from a partnership.
The Sun can exclusively reveal Jessa and Ben, 26, filed an easement on December 27 in the amount of $1 to allow the City of Fayetteville to cross over onto their property for the purpose of “construction, maintenance, repair and/or replacement, enlargement and operations of general utilities including water, and/or sanitary sewer pipe lines or lines, manholes” and more.
Jessa and Ben are allowed to “fully use and enjoy the premises” while the construction is taking place.
This comes as Jessa has been documenting their renovation process on their new fixer upper on her YouTube channel.
She posted a video from footage taken on June 23, 2021 of the new three-bedroom home.
She revealed their plans to knock down walls to make an open floor plan, add recessed lighting in all rooms, gut the bathroom and renovate the kitchen.
The mom of four said the home is $2,000 sq-ft, which is double where they live now.
According to social media, the family continues to live in their current home, which they will likely sell.
The couple bought the home from her late grandma Mary Duggar for $100,000 in June 2017.
The Sun previously posted photos of the abode that is right off the Interstate 49 Highway.
There is also a busy intersection outside of the house that is located on the corner of the block.
While there is a fenced backyard, there is no fence in the front yard, where Jessa often posts photo and videos of the children playing.
A source told The Sun: “Ben and Jessa usually park their car in the driveway right next to the front door and have the kids enter the home that way.”
Jessa and Ben are parents to sons Spurgeon, six, Henry, four, and daughters Ivy, two, and Fern, who was born in July.
The home upgrade before potentially selling comes at the perfect time.
The family’s TLC reality show, Counting On, was canceled in May 2021 after her brother Josh’s arrest for child pornography.
The Sun previously reported the family is expected to “lose $850,000 a year” after the show’s cancellation.
A source told The Sun at the time: "The family was roughly paid $80k for each chunk of filming, and some seasons were longer than others, but they were picking up on average $850k a season.
"I think a lot of people will be shocked to learn they were earning that much, and it all went to Jim Bob who invested some of it for the family, and handed the rest out.
"But there were often arguments about payments, who deserved what and whether people were being paid correctly for their time on air, that was a major issue over the years.
"Some family members are glad TLC pulled the plug so they can go off on their own and manage their own money, but Jim Bob is undoubtedly p****d because it was a huge income.”
Reports also claim Jessa was fired from an Instagram partnership earlier this week because of her controversial views.
Jessa is a stay-at-home mom, while her husband is a pastor.
The Sun also reported Jim Bob, 56, and Michelle, 55, sold over five acres of their 97-acre compound where the family home sits for $46,400 on January 28.
Josh, 33, was found guilty of possessing and receiving child pornography on December 9.
Josh was immediately handcuffed and taken into custody at Washington County Jail, where he was placed in solitary confinement away from other prisoners for his safety until his sentencing.
He faces 20 years in prison for each of the two counts.
The Sun previously reported Josh’s legal team filed a motion for an acquittal of the guilty verdict.
In the alternative, the court papers also request a new trial.
If both are denied by the court, his legal team is asking to dismiss count 2, which is the possession of child pornography charge.
The government has yet to respond to the request.
Josh was arrested and charged with possessing and receiving child pornography in April 2021.
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