My husband and I bought this land back in 2014 with the full intention of creating a permaculture non-profit business to help support the local community with fresh food for the poor. However, my husband has developed medical problems that inhibit our ability to pull this off ourselves. We must become urban dwellers so he can be close to the hospital. While this does not change our ability to exercise permaculture principles in our lives, it does mean we have to exercise them elsewhere. We have five beautiful acres in Northwest Oregon, in the Cascade Mountain Range. We are located in the Upper-Nahalem Watershed. We are a pretty isolated community; it takes about an hour to get to Vernonia from Portland.
Our five acres are made up about 4 acres of old hay field and one acre of second-growth Douglas Fir with a scattering of nativetrees. We have planted additional trees to the property that consist of 1 cherry tree, 1 crab apple tree, 3 apple trees, 10 filberts, 75 Incense Cedars, 75 Grand Firs, 1 Hawthorne, 1 Maple, and 1 Willow. In addition, we have planted 8 blueberry bushes, and 1 Goumi bush and an elderberry tree that is still trying to make it.
We have also about 20 chickens and a gracious space of about a quarter of an acre fenced off for their grazing and a covered area for them to hide from hawks. Our land is consistently visited by deer and elk for those who like to hunt, as well as cougar and coyotes. Bears can theoretically be found around here but I haven't seen any or heard of any sitings since I've lived here.
Right now my husband, my thirteen-year-old daughter, and I live in a 1960's manufactured home on the property. Because it's so old it cannot be listed for sale as a dwelling on the land. That being stated, we live in it quite comfortably. It is connected to citywater and has a septic tank. Also located on the property is a well that we had dug that gets 10 gallons of water per minute.
Maybe this is what you are looking for. Before we sell to non-permies we thought we'd give the community the opportunity to buy.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. -Khalil Gibran
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I am wondering if your land is still available, and if so~how much are you asking? I’m very interested. (I have been looking on line for similar properties for the last few months.) So, I was very excited when I checked the ads on this site, and your ad was here. Thanks! look forward to hearing back