Property Description and What Makes It Green:
Stunning Off Grid Solar Property in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas (no electric bills!) ~ 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, loft ~ approx. 1500 sq. ft. ~ very private and secluded ~ Year-round springs and 3 spring fed ponds (gravity flow spring water right into the house with 1000 gallon holding tank) ~ 30 year established organic gardens (truly amazing fertile soil) ~ 3 bay post and beam carport (1 bay fully enclosed with woodstove, for storage or workshop) ~ oak board and batten exterior ~ interior has oak walls with cedar trim and cathedral ceiling with skylight in main entrance and living room (recently tiled), stone floor in kitchen, bathrooms are tiled, bedrooms are carpeted, utility room tiled (with full capacity washer/dryer) ~ heat is woodstove and supplemental direct vent propane wall unit ~ range, refrigerator and hot water heater are propane ~ wood deck off of upstairs bedroom ~ stone patio in back of house ~ cement patio at entrance ~ mile long private dirt lane from county road to this house tucked deep in the woods ~ DSL high speed internet ~ satellite TV ~ property is primarily wooded with several cleared areas for gardens ~ yearly property taxes only $180 (for real!)
Three years ago I was incredibly blessed to find this special property. It is serene and peaceful beyond words. I would stay forever except that circumstances have occurred that I must now relocate back to the West Coast for business reasons.
This region of the Ozark Mountains in North-Central Arkansas is one of the best kept secrets! Bordered by the lush, pristine Buffalo River and Wilderness, there are ample outdoor activities (swimming, fishing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, biking, caverns, cliffs, breathtaking rock formations), wonderful community, no traffic (not a single traffic light in the entire county), and there is even a small organic restaurant and health food store in the nearby town of Jasper. The city of Fayetteville is a 1 hour – 20 minute drive through beautiful mountains and countryside, where you will find an excellent full service health food store, and all the usual chains such as Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, etc. There is also the smaller city of Harrison only 45 minutes away, where you will find Home Depot, Wal-Mart and 2 new organic food stores. Branson, the up and coming music hub of Missouri is only 33 miles north of Harrison. The Northwest Arkansas Airport is located approx. 20 minutes north of Fayetteville, where there are non-stop flights to most major cities.
An abundance of birds, wildlife and native plants completely surround this property. There are mature black and English walnut trees, oak, cedar, hickory, maple, cypress, sycamore, dogwood, and many more. The passive solar attributes of the house design, work together with the roof overhang to coax the warm sunlight in through the large windows and sliding glass doors during winter months, while reducing sun exposure in the summer months. This property also has its own micro-climate due to the north and west facing mountains that border it. You can always count on it being several degrees cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, and less wind than the surrounding area. In the spring and early summer, the entire hundred acres sings with the symphony of babbling creeks and mini waterfalls that wind their way throughout the forest. It is truly magical!
If your dream is to be self-sustaining, and to live in a safe, tranquil, pure environment, remote enough to feel like you live in your own little bubble, yet near enough to populated areas so you still feel connected, then maybe this very special property is meant to be your little slice of heaven…
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Type of Construction: Post and Beam, Wood Frame
Heating: Propane, Solar-Passive, Wood Stove
Energy Source: Off the Grid, Photovoltaic (PV - Solar Power)
Water Source: Other
Water Heating: Propane
Flooring Materials: Tile