Best of both worlds; Self sufficient farmette in rural community yet in striking distance from contract work.

Charming restored 2 story 1917 craftsman farmhouse at 1960+ sq. ft. plus 24×24 deck with Munchkin high efficiency propane heater and wood stove (rough floor plan is attached), new septic 1999, on 12 acres, split between tilled fields and woodlot. Orchard with apple, peach, and pear trees.

10 minutes from closest 4 lane highway, adjoining Pocomoke State Forest and a two minutes from EA Vaughn Wildlife Management Area. Only 20 minutes from the wild ponies on  Assateague national seacoast, either in Berlin MD, or Chincoteague VA. Located in the Worcester county school district, one of the finest in the area.

Onsite well and septic, wood stove, above ground 15×30 pool (11,000 gallons of water) and alternative power sources including:

15kw propane generator

1.5kw wind power

8kw solar power

Battery bank with 16 high capacity batteries

Numerous raised beds (over 300 sq. ft.) using fortified soil, composting areas, and approximately 4 acres previously tilled by neighboring farmer, currently in the fallow cycle devoted to hay. Roughly 6 acres of woods.

Chicken yard with electrified fence powered by 250w solar panel with battery backup.

Water catchment to numerous connected 300 gallon tanks.

Rural eastern shore Maryland is an area listed in Strategic Relocation as one of the two best area in the state. This area is sparsely populated containing mostly farms and woodlots.

Close enough to allow commuting to work near the city (2-4 hours) yet remote enough to allow privacy and a rural lifestyle.

We love this little farm(ette), but due to a recent injury to my leg I cannot manage it any longer. For anyone interested we have some other items we are willing to include depending on the sale price which we will list in an excel attachment. These include about 50 5 gal containers of wheat (HRS, SWW, etc), all the tools needed to run the property, a gas log splitter, garden tractor, about a dozen chickens and their solar powered run, hog fencing, some HAM and 12/24 volt equipment, and more that we are inventorying.


Daniel Barrett

Property Features
Barn, Fields, Garden, Marketable Timber, Orchard, Pasture
Well or Spring
Generator, Grid Connected, Off-Grid, Public Electric - Back up Generator, Solar/Hydro/Wind
Cell, Internet, Phone
Year Round Road
Home Features
Additional Features

Property Features

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  • 5809 Dukes Road Girdletree, Maryland 21829
  • 38.097788, -75.40506700000003