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80 acre homestead/ranch for sale

 
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If you have cash and are looking for a place you can really fall in love with, fertile land that could sustain a small group of people, a place with privacy, the beauty and freedom of the wilds, but minutes away from “civilization”... then check out this amazing, well-loved ranch/homestead located just outside the city limits of Callahan, CA.

Callahan, a town of 250, is 15 min from Etna (farmer's market, schools, library, restaurants, historic theater, fuel, etc.), 45 min to Yreka, 1hr to Mount Shasta, 1.5hr to Ashland OR.  

- Of the 80 acres, half is sloping flood-irrigated pasture and the other half is forested in pine, cedar, oak, maple, alder, elderberry and manzanita.
- There are numerous (low-flow but year-round) springs (1 w/a 15000 gal. storage tank), a pond, and a small year-round creek in addition to a Priority water right of 2.5 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second) delivered by ditch from a high country wilderness lake-fed creek.
- Elevation ranges from 3200'-3600'.
- The 2 bdrm, 1000 sqft home is built under and attached to a 60' x 30' pole barn with a 400 sqft solarium/greenhouse/bathhouse.
- The ground floor is concrete with sheet rocked walls and the upstairs is floored with unfinished red oak and tongue/groove pine walls and ceilings.
- Owner-built house is well insulated with an abundance of natural light and double-pained windows throughout.  
- Grid power is to the house but the home has been operating wonderfully without any electricity for the past 7+ years.
- The Amish-built cook stove heats the house, the hot water (thermosyphon system) and provides for cooking/baking all with the same fire.  (We cook outside with propane and solar oven in the summer.)
- The land is currently designated as an “Agricultural Preserve” under the Williamson Act which means I pay under $400 in taxes per year in exchange for agreeing not to “develop” or parcel out the property.
- Leasing out the pasture for grazing in the summer brings in a $3000 yearly income.

I've been deliberating about selling this place for years now and, though I may forever regret letting this incredible place go, it feels like too much land for me AND my son is sensitive to the wildfire smoke in the summers.  
I'm hoping to find a cash buyer who is interested in caring for this place and keeping it from being exploited.  

I'm asking $300,000

Also.. if you happen to be interested in turning this land into an intentional community or eco-village with me, let's talk!  
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Hi, this is a beautiful piece of property! I'm interested in talking with you about it. You can email me at gold_houston@yahoo.com. Thanks!
 
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Ooops, I meant 1500 gallon water storage tank.  Please excuse the extra zero and I haven't figured out how to edit my post yet....
 
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Any interest in potentially renting out the house if you aren't completely sold on selling yet?
 
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Such a beautiful place you have there, I don't expect it will take long for you to sell it.  Good luck, and I hope you find a great place to settle into that better suites you guys.
 
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If any of you purchased this... I'm a newbie with 40 raw acres north of Montague who would love a conversation with a local!
 
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Certainly and sincerely interested because I will be scouting your area for land in May. Please contact us even if only to share a chat about the area. ( childscrick aaat…yahoo…com). Thank you and enjoy the beauty.
 
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What a beautiful place!  Thanks for sharing the photos.  I'd love to one day own and live somewhere like that!
 
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I just bought a ticket to go scouting for property in this region. I love how it’s a transition zone from Mediterranean to temperate and from coastal to mountain climate zones. This means there’s thousands of microclimates in this vast region. I’ll be there this late April and May for a 4-6 weeks car camping and exploring while looking at properties. It’s also a off-grid Mecca. And many streams flowing from the numerous mountain peaks. I read one article stating the effects of global warming seem to be slightly slower there compared to places further south and in the desert. There’s patches of sagebrush near forests. These are some of my favorite transition zones.
Forest fires is one of my biggest concerns. Many of the properties are vulnerable. I search for threads on this topic and perhaps start a new thread. I’m a native plant enthusiast excreted to delve into California natives.
 
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