Oregon Rural Retreat

Older remodeled 3 bedroom mobile home sitting on top of a 2 bedroom apartment and 2 car garage on an acre of land.

Bring your in-laws or start a B&B or a hunting & fishing getaway or just use the two bedroom apartment as a part of the main home as we do. This older remodeled 3 bedroom home sits on a level site with pine and juniper trees on hillside behind it. Three sides of the basement apartment are buried. House water supplied by underground spring. Internet from phone company is broadband at 1.5mbps, cell service is US Cellular and electricity is through a co-op.

The nearest town with over 5000 population is an hour and half drive away. Home is located about 4 miles from the small town of Fossil(population about 400) on Highway 19. Fossil has a elementary school and high school, medical clinic, grocery store, a couple of restaurants and other businesses. The home sits about 1-2 hundred yards from state highway 19, on a gravel/dirt county road. Property is fenced to keep out deer and cattle. Plenty of room for a garden. Asking $160,000.

More pictures can be seen online at http://fossilhome.shutterfly.com.

The nearest town with over 5000 population is an hour and half drive away. Home is located about 4 miles from the town of Fossil on Highway 19, it sits about 1-2 hundred yards from state highway 19, on a gravel/dirt county road. It is about 8 miles to the Kinzua Hills Golf Course, about 11 miles to the John Day River which has great smallmouth bass and steelhead fishing, about 39 miles to the Umatilla National Forest for great hunting and an OHV park about 50 miles away.

This 3 bedroom 2 bath older mobile home that has been remodeled sits on top of a cinder block basement that is a two bedroom 1 bath apartment and a 2 car garage. It has a full covered deck on the top floor and cement deck under. A small covered porch is on the back of house. A few years back we added all new windows, metal roof, siding, insulation, sheet rocked the interior, new lighting fixtures, and total makeover on bathrooms. Last year we remodeled the kitchen, put in a bar, new counters, new sink, appliances and floor. Apartment has also been sheet rocked and bathroom remodeled. Since remodeling, the air conditioner has not been needed in the summertime (just open windows in the evening and close in morning, the house stays cool all day then). Two ways to heat home, central electric heat and a Kuma oil stove in the kitchen (it needs no electricity to run and looks like a wood stove). The apartment has a monitor oil heater. It stays cool in the summertime.

Water is from a spring (great tasting water and has never gone dry in the 29 years we have lived here). We have drilled a water well but it is not hooked up, it has a pump installed.

It sits on a little over an acre of ground that has been fenced to keep out the deer (a 6'6" woven wire around the back three sides and a wrought iron looking one in front). There are large pine trees on the back yard hill along with several small ones. There is a circular road off to the side of the house that has a place to park up to three motor homes around plus a fire pit. A unique old time looking potting shed sits in the back yard at the base of the hill. The ground is mostly mowed now but could be made into a small pasture. Plenty of room for a garden and greenhouse.

Numerous flower beds throughout the yard with flowers blooming throughout the entire growing season keep the bee's and butterflies busy. Birds of all kinds show up throughout the year, turkeys being among the largest and hummingbirds (which there are a lot as we feed them) the smallest with all kind of others in between. Lots of rock features from small rocks to big boulders are placed around the yard.

We have seen deer, elk, coyotes, badgers, raccoons, squirrels and chipmunks on the outside of the fence, while in the house or sitting in the yard.

We have one neighbor home that sits about 300 feet away that a small family occupies, no other houses for about a ΒΌ mile.

Email jbof@excite.com.

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