FOR SALE: Permaculture Property and House, 3 acres in McGee, MO (in Southeast Missouri)
-completely off-grid solar small (384sf) post and beam house w/ kitchen/den, bedroom, bathroom and sleeping loft; well built using quality materials, tin roof.
-Solar system includes two 235w Grape Solar panels, Outback charge controller ($500) and three 100AH AGM batteries in parallel to form 300AH 12v battery bank. Also 2 other 50w panels on roof but currently disconnected. System powers lights, computer/satellite internet and other stuff including hot shower when sunny. Could easily be expanded to provide more capacity.
-“Grid” electricity at street should you want it – just need to pay power company to run line.
-Good AT&T cell reception (4G/LTE) with two towers several miles away
-3 acres right off a paved road with little traffic
-500 acres of woods surrounding the 3 acres
-currently 1-2 acres cleared and planted in fruittrees (asian pears, pears, apples, asian persimmons, kiwis, blueberries, currants, jujubes, etc.); numerous raised beds
-only one mile away from Mingo Wildlife Reserve- 20,000 acres of hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting , fishing, and about the best mushroom hunting grounds on the planet.
-Property is slightly sloping, water drains well
-Unfinished 4,000 gallon ferrocement cistern as water – connected to gutters on main cabin; just needs pool liner ($100?) and filtering system and to be hooked up to house plumbing; or could drill well
-House is fully plumbed and has small water heater with DC heating element; full size shower and tub
-Nice wood stove for heating/cooking, also propane heat and stove
-Unfinished greenhouse and root cellar and a cobchicken house and a goat house also on property.
-absolutely NO building codes or restrictions, build whatever you want!
-very friendly neighbors
-very rural, but one hour away from Cape Girardeau, a college town on the Mississippi River, and minutes away from Lake Wappapello, a huge lake with fabulous fishing.
-wonderful for hunting, deer and turkey are everywhere
-super low property taxes ($20/year)
-Zone 7a with 40-50” rainfall annually. Can grow tropicals and tender plants with some protection (or in the greenhouse), yet get enough chill hours to grow apples and stone fruits. Grow anything!
The reason for selling it is that I want to move back closer to my family.
$40,000, owner financing available.
Location: Sunny SC, zone 8
posted 7 years ago
Property now has a website: www.barnwells.wordpress.com
The price is now $55,000.
Location: Sunny SC, zone 8
posted 6 years ago
Still for sale. Lots of improvements have been made. I put in about 10 more raised beds, and made improvements to the greenhouse.
Email if interested! Owner financing is an option.
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