This beautiful 10-acre property is move-in ready, designed for everyday life AND when things get rough.  Built in 2014, our family of 6 has lived here for almost 5 years.  With that many people, we just couldn’t fit any longer!

Approximately 1 acre of cleared land, with woodland covering the remainder of the property.  Hardwoods including black cherry, maple, oak, and several types of hickory offer endless firewood, and some harvestable timber for sale or for the hobbyist woodworker.  ±4 acres are forested wetland.

Purchased as undeveloped land in 2013, the property now has a 600′ gravel driveway, 45′ well with 10+ gpm flow, and a 100% off-grid solar electric system, including a diesel back-up generator purchased in 2016.

The living space is 24’x24′, with a full bath & open sleeping loft above.  There is a 13’x24′ garage bay w/ concrete floor and another 12’x24′ attached “shed” for firewood, equipment and storage.  Wood heat from a large Vermont Castings stove.  Instant water heater (New in 2017), gas dryer, and stove all run on propane.  Composting toilet (no septic system) works well for 2-3 full-time adults.  Submersible well pump (New in 2019) and a stainless hand pump outside.

Incredibly secluded and rural-feeling, but only 5 minutes from the lovely Village of Akron, and 25 minutes from major shopping and commerce.  45 minutes (30 miles) from Downtown Buffalo, 1 hour (55 miles) from downtown Rochester.  Abuts the Tonawanda Indian Reservation, with 7500+ acres of largely untouched woodland.

Surrounded by farmland, there is not another house or building in sight.  Most early mornings, deer browse just a few yards outside the french doors.  The 30-acre field “next door”, owned by a neighbor, could be purchased separately to make a classic 40-acre homestead!

Property Features
Commanding Views, Fenced or Gated
Garden, Marketable Timber
Generator, Off-Grid, Solar
Cell, Satellite
Year Round Road
Home Features
1 bedrooms
1 baths


  • Off-Grid Retreat in the Woods Akron, New York 14001
  • 43.02064139451601, -78.49804808203123