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 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a two car garage. The house has a metal roof and hardboard siding. The second building is a metal shop that is 1800 sq. ft., has a 16 ft. high bay for work and RV parking. Within the shop is a 560 sq. ft. one bedroom apt. with full bathroom and an attached full service laundry room. Atop the apt. is a flat roof (225 sq. ft.) ideal for expanding housing. A sewer drain is installed as well as two walls. The remainder of the roof atop the apt. (335 sq. ft.) is relegated to storage and is constructed of 2″ x 12″ boards. If not expanded upon the entire apt. roof is good for storage and has headroom of 8′. Attached to the shop is a 675 sq. ft. metal overhang w/ concrete floor The third building is a 60 sq. ft. bldg. constructed for storing flammable and HAZMAT materials. It has a 12″ containment wall made of monolithic poured concrete. The fourth bldg. is metal (396 sq. ft.) and contains a 2500 gallon water storage tank, as well water pressure pump facilities. Much space is available in this bldg. for cold storage as it stays cool year round. All bldgs. have poured concrete floors. There are two 1000 gallon propane tanks that contain enough fuel for three years use for two persons. The apt. has a wood burning stove as well as electric heat and propane available. There is a LOPI wood burning stove in storage fitted for the house should need be to quickly install. The shop has an electrical circuit wired into the property electrical grid for back feeding generator produced power throughout. I have used this and the capacity runs the well and all other equipment on the property.
Three acres of the land are available for grazing and development, as the entire property is fenced. Three acres w/ bldgs. and agriculture are protected by a 6 ft. deer fence. There exists a private well that is 350 ft. deep and has a flow in the range of 25 gpm. The well has always provided plentiful clean and pure water. The property is wild fire immune as it has been strategically developed to be that way. The house is surrounded by a lawn, there is a 3800 sq. ft. garden w/ 17 raised bed planters and a 5740 sq. ft. orchard w/ 32 mature fruit trees. One half of the orchard is still open for further tree planting. There is a water seep on the property that has not been developed, but could provide year round emergency water. The entire agriculture utilized portions of the property have automatic sprinklers and frost free hydrants.