Conversations regarding “living off the grid” and becoming more “self-sufficient” are certainly gaining in popularity. This Mercer County, Missouri 70 +/- acres offers such an opportunity. The basic infrastructure to support that effort is already in place. The two year old residence is an Amish-built ranch-style home, built on a concrete slab. It features two bedrooms and one bathroom, with an open kitchen, dining, and living room concept. The refrigerator, stove/oven, and hot water heater run off of propane. The home is not wired for electricity, however, the sellers have installed a solar charging system for batteries. This system could certainly be expanded to run lighting or other appliances as well. This home could easily be wired for electricity if desired. Heat is provided by a wood-burning stove in the middle of the home.
There is a “hunter's cabin” tucked in the timber in the middle of the property. This is only about two years old as well. With a fire pit outside and a shaded picnic area next to it, the family uses this as their own private campground! It’s configured as one big open room with a loft area accessible by a ladder. They have also maintained walking trails throughout the timber which makes for very serene, shaded strolls to enjoy nature. Mercer County is known for exceptional deer and turkey hunting, and this farm sets up so well to accommodate your outdoor pursuits.
There are four ponds on the property. These are used primarily to water livestock. They have built a small shed to house a solar-powered pump and filtration system, which pumps water from a pond to hydrants and stand-alone livestock waterers to different parts of the farm. There are two livestock sheds and a handful of loafing sheds on this farm. The entire acreage is perimeter fenced and cross-fenced into paddocks.
This property holds tremendous value for what is being offered. A simpler lifestyle is just a phone call away.