20 minutes from Waynesville and 35 from Asheville, located on a private mountaintop at over 4,000′, this is a very defensible location. Totally hidden from below on a series of private roads in a community specifically developed after 9/11 for prepping and survival, this property is the ideal homestead. With 14 acres including pasture and woodlands. A 70′ greenhouse, 3 bay garage, chicken coop, garden, fruit trees and main house with secret room make this an ideal set up. The kitchen was designed for the feeding of large numbers and is ideal for canning and pickling. While there are covenants on the land, they were written with prepping in mind, thus allowing hunting, firearms training, growing of crops, livestock, etc. This is a community of like minded folks. An adjoining ten acre parcel that has a small spring fed pond is also available separately.
John Haynes has been a licensed NC real estate broker since 1997 being involved in all facets of real estate since 1987 when he started in the appraisal business. Over the years, he has personally developed five successful subdivisions including one of 900 acres in western North Carolina. In recent years, while working in the jungles of Guyana, South America on a 34,000 acre project, John saw the United States from a different vantage point and as a result, he became concerned about its leadership, the direction of its economy and the instability of the dollar. Being good friends with others involved in a large NGO specializing in disaster relief, John became knowledgeable in the matter of disaster readiness and preparedness. Some would call him a “prepper” or even a “survivalist”, yet he's actually a realist and pragmatist, skilled at what he does.
John's excellent knowledge of real estate, planning and design caters specifically to clients of Retreat Realty. Given the nature of this subject, discretion is necessary and a special skill set is crucial. John has partnered with Hurt Architecture of Black Mountain, North Carolina which has a specialty niche in designing safe homes. His friend and neighbor, Bill Forstchen is author of “One Second After” and together they work to educate the public on disaster preparedness through speaking engagements and blog articles. Read the testimonials about John at www.RetreatRealty.net and if you'd like to see dozens of full length testimonial letters, he’d be glad to forward them to you.