A safe place in the country, quite literally at the end of the power line.

Quiet, private & secluded – yet only three hours from STL.
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.
You’re wrapped in the embrace of the trees, listening to Nature! Fyi, deer bed down all over the place!

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

Your personal retreat from the world / best telecommuting ever / weekend place
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 ~500yd private sightin area.
A back to nature hippy drum circle commune wilderness immersion wellness center. (?)

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

Light 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′), built on / in a South facing hill, that’s crowned with magnificent mature pines and oaks.

Strong, safe, quiet, energy efficient – warmer in winter, cooler in summer.
Based on the Mother Earth News design, built in 2007.
The roof is so strong, no interior support walls are needed.
Open great room and kitchen space, bedrooms in the back.

Fisher Mama Bear wood stove, electric heat / water / ac. Seven ceiling fans.
Beautiful pine siding interior walls with a soaring galvanized corrugated metal ceiling.

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 is pasture, the rest rolling to steep woods.
Deep, clean, delicious water well – rated for up to 25 people.
Small spring fed pond that has watered cattle for over 100 years.
Fruit trees, two organic garden areas – currently untended. 🙁
Small shed / barn setup for chickens and storage.
Septic lagoon, 20×20 concrete pad, fire pit, storage shed.

Buried utilities – electricity, phone, internet, cable – no ugly hanging wires!
USPS, UPS, FedEx all deliver. Trash pickup available, too.
Cell coverage by AT&T & US Cellular towers.
All mineral & water rights convey.

And, OMG! Hummingbirds out the wazoo! 20 – 30+ each summer. (no joke)

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 10,000. Including the six surrounding counties,
still less than 100,000 people. Let that sink in. Very low population density here.

This is off the pavement. 2 miles to the State highway, 2.5 to the US highway.
During very heavy rain events, 4wd & patience is highly suggested – otherwise, my little low slung Jetta had no issues driving in and out. Slowly. 😉

This is Nature, not your backyard. Poison ivy, bugs, snakes, coyotes, etc…

The land and ‘neighborhood’ are the stars here. The house while well built and solid, does need some minor tlc, nothing major. (really) Selling as-is with full disclosure.

And don’t bother waiting for a reduction, the price will only go up with time. Especially as US / world events continue to progress. Wake up, look around. Property & location like this is so exceptionally rare, I don’t really expect it to be on the market too long.

Most importantly, it costs me less than $2k/yr for all the taxes, insurance, utilities, even the mowing, to leave it just sit idle. If it doesn’t speak to someone, I’m fine to hang onto it until it does.

* 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 listing it. * (buyer REAs are welcome)

* Yes, I do know the price for ‘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_ alone!)

Much more detail, pics, platte map, location specifics, stunning drone footage, available to serious buyers only.
Overnight/multiday visits will be considered. (That sold me when I did it. You have been warned. 😉 )

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

Thank you for your time and interest.

Call to leave a voicemail, or send a brief text.
Email is fine, but may take a couple days. 🙂
No, it’s still not for rent.


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3 bedrooms
1 baths


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