USA, Missouri, Cassville, $125,000.
by Elaine Phaneuf
(Cassville, Missouri, USA)
We are selling a beautiful rural property 4 miles from the Barry County, Missouri seat of Cassville, population 3,200. Property includes 12 cattle-fenced acres; a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home; a 30 foot x 40 foot work shop building; thermostat ventilated passive solar green house; several garden sites; old barn with pipe fence corrals, and milking sanctions; 8 foot x 12 foot micro cabin in progress;two ponds; and storm shelter. Access to property is off of a paved public farm road. A long flat gravel driveway leads to the house and there is plenty of parking area. Property taxes are very low, $335 for the year in 2015. There are no restrictions. Property is in southwest Missouri, zone 6B. Land was former cattle pasture, and hay field kept chemical free since we purchased the property in April 2009. We still keep a few cattle on approx. 6 acres. Land is primarily flat with some sections that are slightly sloping. There are two ponds, and many mature trees, with approximately one acre left zone 5 (wild life). We have planted over 200 trees, including fruit and nut. The 635 square foot energy efficient 1.5 story, 2 bedroom 1 bath home was built in 2010. The home has 6 inch cellulose insulated walls; closed cell insulation under metal roof; wide plank wood floors finished with linseed oil; double pane tilt in windows; base-board and crown molding; built in floor to ceiling book shelves in dining area; ceiling fans in every room; electric glass top stove; stainless steel dishwasher; front-load washing machine; standard full size refrigerator/freezer. Both rain water collection system and public well-water (no chlorine or flouride) plumbed to home and outside faucets. We use a gray water waste system and saw dust composting toilet. Power is from local electric cooperative. Land line phone and DSL currently available. High speed (minimum of 250 GB) fiber optic internet through local electric coop will be available very soon. Some farm and garden equipment will be included with sale. We have raised cattle, chickens, pet goats, pet rabbits, bees and produce. We sold produce at 3 small farmers markets within 15 miles of the property and to CSA subscribers. Property is approx. 60 miles from large farmers markets in Springfield, MO (population 164,122) and Fayetteville, AR (population 78,960). Also, property is within an hour drive of the culturally diverse historic Eureka Springs, AR, and entertainment destination, Branson, MO. Contact us, Charlie and Elaine, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or home phone with answering machine 417-846-0108.You can view photos on Facebook, 'Phaneufs' Permaculture Farm'.