A safe place in the country.

Quiet, private & secluded – yet only two hours from SGF, three from STL. With local town amenities just 10 miles either way down the highway.

30+ acres snuggled at the end of the valley, almost completely surrounded by Mark Twain National Forest.

This place has a truly astounding almost complete absence of human generated noise – life literally at the end of the power line is peaceful.
Plus, no security lights or other light pollution anywhere nearby – you can easily see the milky way!!

Make this truly unique place into whatever personal vision or business opportunity you desire –

Your personal retreat from the world / best telecommute ever.
A central family gathering location, near nature and fun (hiking, fishing, river floats, caves, ziplines).
The lodge of a hunters base camp with private trailer sites and ~400yd safe private sightin range area.
A back to nature homesteading hippy drum circle commune wilderness immersion wellness center…? 😉
And, of course, a spectacular BoL choice!

Good luck finding anything even remotely similar to compare it against!
(This property is not available for rent, or rent to own. Purchase only.)


Bright and airy 1000 sqft passive solar designed earthberm 3br 1ba home on a county maintained school bus route.
Set well back from the road (+400′ at it’s closest) the front door to the gate is ~1/8th of a mile.

Built on / in a South facing hill that’s crowned with magnificent mature pines and oaks. Sun in the mornings, shade in the afternoons.

Strong, safe, quiet, energy efficient – warmer in winter, cooler in summer.
Based on a Mother Earth News design, built in 2007. At noon, the sun doesn’t come in during summer. Yet in winter it reaches the back of the house! (The overhang and pitch are customized to the exact location).
The roof is so strong that no interior support walls are needed. The current walls are designed to remove easily. Make the layout match your dreams – up to 50′ x 20′ of open space!
(Or, use this as a solid starting point and expand to create your larger dream home.)

Open great room and kitchen space, bedrooms in the back. Utilities and bath at western end.

Fisher Mama Bear wood stove, electric heat / water / air conditioning.
Seven ceiling fans. Beautiful pine siding interior walls with corrugated metal ceiling soaring to +11′. Textured concrete foundation walls.

The spectacular South side features seven 3’x5′ windows running horizontally the length of the house (indoor stargazing, seriously!) – all above three sets of french doors, two sliding patio doors and two large kitchen windows. Glorious outdoor shower. Indoor double shower.

All non toxic low volatile paints, recycled bluejean insulation. Built for a hippy, but, not by hippies! 😉
The metal roof can potentially harvest 600 gallons per inch of rain.

Land is ‘mostly’ fenced, ~9ac of pasture, the rest is rolling to steep woods. Deep, clean, delicious water well – rated for up to 25 people and 15 residences. (see well docs pics)
Small spring fed pond that has watered cattle for over 100 years.

Berry bushes, fruit trees, two organic garden areas – currently untended. 🙁 🙁 🙁
Small shed / barn setup for raising chickens and storage.
Septic lagoon, 20×20 concrete pad, fire pit, storage shed.

Buried utilities – electricity, phone, internet, cable – no ugly hanging wires! And, being at the end of the grid, it’s perfect for anyone with EMF / EHS Electromagnetic field Hyper Sensitivity.

USPS, UPS, FedEx all deliver. Trash pickup available, too.
Cell and data coverage by AT&T & US Cellular towers.

All mineral & water rights convey.
No zoning or HOA, do whatever you want, however you want!

And, Hummingbirds out the wazoo! 20 – 30+ each summer!!

It’s an incredible place. It took two years of looking before I found it. Now that Love has moved me out of state, who wants it?


This property is not for everyone. It is Rural. Wonderfully so!
Our county has less than 8,000. Including all six surrounding counties, still less than 100,000 people. Let that sink in – very low population density out here. Nice country folks to boot!

This is off the pavement. 2 miles S to the State highway, 2.5 miles N to the US highway.

During very heavy extended rain events, 4wd or patience is suggested. Otherwise, even my little low slung Jetta had no issues driving in or out.

This is real Nature at her best, not your suburban backyard. Poison ivy, bugs, snakes, coyotes, etc…

Wake up, look around. Property & location like this is exceptionally rare.

Since it only costs me ~$3k/yr for taxes, insurance, utilities, even the mowing, I’m fine to hang onto it until the right person falls in love with it.
Fiy, the price will go up as our world gets more insane and dangerous.

* Please don’t waste both our time with insulting crazy lowball offers. *

* No, it’s not for rent. * (only as part of a purchase agreement with a significant down payment)

* No, I don’t need help selling it. * (buyer REAs are welcome)

* Yes, I do know the price for ‘vacant farmland’ near here. If you think that’s what this is, please move onto the next ad. Thank you. (There’s almost 1000 acres of NSF in just the directly adjoining parcels!)

More pics, platte map, location specifics and stunning drone footage, available to serious buyers only. Overnight/multiday visits will be considered.

Possible partial short term owner financing for creative buyers / investers. Make me an interesting offer.

Thank you for your time and interest. Peace.

Call to leave a voicemail, or send a brief text. Email is fine, but will likely take a couple days to respond.

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Property Features

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