As founders of American Redoubt Realty and Survival Retreat Consulting, our family lived the rat race in the San Francisco Bay Area for over a decade until one day in 2003, I had the pleasure of meeting James Wesley, Rawles. The advice he so authentically gave our family that day changed our lives forever.
For the next three years we struggled to break free of the urban crime-scape. We visited our chosen safe haven region in the American Redoubt over thirty times seeking the ultimate sustainable survival property that balanced the needs of our growing family, without being too far from a small rural town in Idaho, Montana or Washington.
Our journey was nothing short of stressful and frustrating. We thought with my prior military experience and the knowledge our family had learned covering all aspects of sustainable living, that the journey would be a simple one.
Our safe haven dreams were shattered when we realized that we couldn’t find a professional, discrete, consultant to guide us through the search. There was nobody willing to pre-visit, screen and evaluate the properties we saw online based upon our criteria, thus saving valuable time and money making all those trips back and forth.
The real estate agents we contacted never took the time to get to know our family or understand our dreams, they just wanted us to drive ourselves around and then call if we wanted to write an offer. Unfortunately, this can be a typical scenario in some areas of rural America.
We felt like outcasts when all we wanted to do was find that perfect safe haven that would be comfortable for our family to live year round and bring us what we were lacking in the big city; Peace of Mind.
After the chaos of our own relocation we decided to build a custom full service business model that would allow anyone, regardless of resources, to make one call and receive the service we only dreamed of having.
Now we are excited and honored to offer the following in-house and affiliate services, with one call you'll have access to the following services;
Discreet and Confidential Real Estate Brokerage Services, Strategic Relocation and Survival Retreat Consulting, Property Analysis, Privacy Consulting, Security/Tactical Training, Secure Architecture Design, Tacticalscape Landscaping, Development and custom consulting packages.
This property consists of 5 acres, located in the Leitch Creek area in Idaho County, Idaho. Specifically it is approximately 8 miles outside of Kooskia, in the foothills of the Bitter Root mountains. This area is specifically, or generally, mentioned in guides written by Joel Skousen, Michael T. Snyder and James Wesley Rawles. They suggest this area to be in the top tier of locales in America. The property sits atop a hillside, abutting a 300 acre horse ranch, at the dead end of a gated and gravel maintained road. The gravel road runs approximately 3/8 mile to a paved and maintained asphalt road. The asphalt road is a school bus route hence maintained during the winter. The minimum sized property in the area is 3 acres. People in this area are like minded and supportive of each other regarding their existence here. There are four buildings on the property, a 2800 sq. ft. house with ... [Read More]
Sustainable Living just outside of North Idaho’s premier mountain town of Sandpoint! Quality built 3 bedroom / 1.5 bath Solar Powered home on 20 nicely treed acres w/seasonal creek & incredible views! Well runs at 5gpm providing plenty of water for domestic & food production (gardening and animals). Ready for Pasture! Nice kitchen with great views, cupboard and pantry for home cooked meals! Cozy and warm living room w/ a freestanding wood stove & backup propane heat. Enjoy incredible views from the second story bedrooms! Wildlife galore just off the wrap around deck such as Moose, Deer, Bear, Bobcat, many types of fowl & even huge Elk! Drive-Thru Garage w/ shop area for toys. This property offers everything needed for a great Survival Retreat! Enjoy all that Sandpoint has to offer from world class skiing & mountain biking to a plethora of outdoor activities ... [Read More]
Tranquility surrounds this unique 3-bed/2-bath custom stream side Eco-Cabin Home set among a massive Cedar Forest on Trestle Creek. Listen to the sound of the creek as you enjoy the warm summer breezes on the deck after a day on the lake, or snow ski / snowmobile onto 50+ miles of groomed trails in the winter. Home sleeps up to 8 people. TWO sources of water (Well and Stream w/ IDWR water rights). Hydro-power system being installed (has grid power) for 100% sustainability! 2 x 500 gal propane tanks! HUGE 60 x 60 SHOP w/ hydronic heat is ready for your toys or preps! Backup Generator! Summer fun w/ hiking lakes & waterfalls, huckleberry picking, biking hundreds of miles of Cabinet Mtn roads & trails. Lake Pend Orielle just 4 miles down the road. Trestle Creek Landing offers Boat launch, Park & Beach w/ protected family swim area. Lakeside town of Hope w/ marinas & ... [Read More]
PRICE REDUCED! Top of the Mountain Sustainable Solar Powered Log Home on 20 acres w/ Gravity Fed Spring Water & 3 Ponds! Borders State land! Home w/ 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths w/ a separate guest loft bedroom (non-conforming) over 54×24 Shop/Barn. Animal infrastructure includes 16×24 loafing barn/shed, full fenced/cross fenced areas, frost free spigots & chicken coop. Organic Food Production incl Two starter greenhouses & Cold Frames, fenced garden(s), Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Grapevines, Strawberries, Horseradish, Herbs, Plum Tree, 3 Cherry trees, 2 Apple Trees & 3 Pear Trees. Well Insulated Home has 5.5kW backup generator, High Speed Internet, Cold Canning Storage Room (Root Cellar), Wood Stove, Huge Closets, Wood Fired Jacuzzi & Magnificent Views from the Sun Room. If you’re looking for a rural retreat that feels remote but is 25 ... [Read More]
PENDING SALE. SAFE and PEACEFUL 14 acre SURVIVALIST HIDEAWAY in the North Idaho Mountains! Livable Cabin ready to occupy before the collapse! Just drill a well and install septic and this property is ready to go! Gently sloping topography offers excellent sun exposure for Solar Power, serene views and will accommodate the construction of a walk out bunker basement and Walipini style greenhouse for year round food production! A nice variety of trees and underbrush bring in Elk, Deer, Bear, Turkey, Pheasant, and a plethora of fowl. The property can be fenced for goats, sheep, a cow or two, and chickens. On a budget to get your Bug-Out location set before the Zombies arrive? This is it! Neighbors are off grid too! Access roads are dirt and not well maintained to keep out the looters and flatlander refugees. Time is short and with a bit of infrastructure improvements this property is ... [Read More]
Rustic French Log Farmhouse with Water Rights to Mission Creek! RUSTIC FRENCH LOG FARMHOUSE. Private. Serene. Self Sustainable. Majestic views from this Exclusive 4800+ sqft Mountain Retreat Home w/ 80 acres featuring roaring Mission Creek w/ water rights and beautiful Pastures for the most discerning HORSE ENTHUSIAST or Sustainable Living Buyer. Featuring 20 acres of green tillable land and 60 acres timber land. Two Barns w/ 60 tons of hay storage, one with an eclectic brick floor. THREE WATER SYSTEMS: House Well & elec Pump / a Windmill driven well w/ 6000 gal storage & spectacular Gravity Flow to Main & Guest Homes & a 160 gpm gravity flow from Mission Creek for irrigation! Located on 1.5 miles of Private Road w/ Gated Entrance! High End Country Living envelopes this amazing elegant property. Wood & Electric heat w/possible solar power. Possible Hydro-Power ... [Read More]
PRICE REDUCTION! 80 ACRES with Turn-Key UNDERGROUND Self Contained NBC BUNKER / SHELTER (Professionally engineered and built Nuclear, Biological and Chemical). Build your dream home on this incredibly serene and private parcel and Live underground for an extended period if the world turns to Chaos! A large Year-round / Seasonal CREEK (goes underground in summer) runs through the property too! The property and shelter have a WELL, SEPTIC and SOLAR w/ backup generator. ALL EQUIPMENT AND PREPS INSIDE THE BUNKER CONVEY WITH THE SALE! Mini-Farm the land, with pasture for critters and trails for snowmachines, quads and mountain biking! CLOSE to the Lake for the ultimate in pre-collapse recreation and family fun! DETAILED INFO: 1000 sqft concrete underground bunker. Water Well 35gpm with 3000 gallon underground custom made storage tank that flows to the bunker underground. Everything is ... [Read More]
Area: The Tuscola County area is primarily rich farmland and ag related industry. Caro is the county seat and boasts a nice airport (long runway for jets), nice grocery stores, Walmart, and even a Mennonite natural foods store a few miles to the east. State Highway 46 fronts our property with the excellent maintenance and snow removal you would expect from a major road. Property Entrance: Lake is not visible from highway entrance to property. House is not visible when leaves are on trees. Large steel pipes are buried in concrete near the entrance to serve as posts for security gate, should one be desired. Tree lined driveway (nearly a quarter mile) keeps folks from just wandering in. You cross a bridge over the Scott Drain creek, which feeds our lake and keeps the water level constant. Lake: Nearly 20 acres of creek and spring fed lake, keeping a fresh water habitat for an abundance ... [Read More]