We have 4.6 acres near Valle, AZ, USA. It is completely off grid living. There are 2 outbuildings and an old motor home. We moved back to Missouri and both have health issues. We purchased the land to stay the summers and winter on BLM in the winter. However, we loved the area so much that we lived here all year round for a little over 3 years.
My husband said we shouldsell the property but it is kind of hard to do from 1300 miles away. We had solar panels and inverter for power (sold that setup but cabin is wired throughout with box for inverter and box for eight 6-V batteries). We had a small wood stove but sold that, chimney still in place. There is a larger water tank of 130 gal capacity and a 55 gal drum. Water can be hauled from airport water vending at 2 cents per gallon. We used a sawdust/bucket with toilet seat and lid bathroom (moved out of shower when using shower) Used an RV pump and 12 V battery for inside shower and a small pump from outside 55 gal drum into kitchen area. Rough living but we liked it. Very peaceful. I had a small garden fenced off to grow zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, spinach, green beans, radishes. Caught rainwater from gutters to water garden and wash clothes by hand.
Any suggestions on selling the property would be appreciated. The land is deeded but the out buildings were added later. It is free range cattle land but property could be fenced, we just never did.
If anyone has genuine interest, please let me know and we'll try to figure out pricing, pics, more info, etc. It's a long way to drive to sell if no serious buyer.
The elevation is right at 6000 ft. Williams and Flagstaff are closer to 7000 so they get quite a bit more snow than we do but seasonal temps are similar to Williams with Flagstaff a bit lower.
Winter: Dec usually the coldest month, lows average mid to upper teens but we did have 4 degrees one nighttime low. The highs probably upper 40s average and seems like always sunny unless it is snowing. In 3 years snowfalls usually an inch or two but one winter we did have 2 snows of 5" each time but not close together. The snow always melts if not the same day then the next.
Summer: Jun is hottest month with highs in the low to mid 90s, but it truly is a dry heat. We had a fan on a stand only and maybe used it 5 or 6 times in 3 years, mostly the first summer when we did have a record breaking heat wave and had a few days of almost 100.
Spring and fall are wonderful. We loved the weather all year round. The rainy season, called monsoon season, is normally July through Aug, sometimes into the beginning of Sept.
The roads are dirt, somewhat rocky in places. We did not have 4-wheel drive vehicles and we watched the weather for rain or snow to time our trips into Flagstaff or Williams. If we needed to get out when it was wet we would park closer to the highway and walk to the truck. Other people in the area have 4-wheel drive vehicles. One good thing about the roads, very seldom any traffic.
I will post pictures later today. Right now I am in a sling from recent rotator cuff surgery and I don't maneuver well with my dominant injured arm. I will get those pics from my laptop as I don't have them on my phone. Sorry for the delay but I will get them posted.
M. A. Carey
posted 6 months ago
Trying to upload pics. May be posted in more than 1 post.
1992 Flair motor home
pictures from 2015 at a State Park in NM, I think Storrie Lake
M. A. Carey
posted 6 months ago
2 of 7 pics out buildings
facing south shed and garden (later fenced garden)
facing south tiny house showing encased 55 gal water, battery box, inverter box
and facing east bottom pic