Leasehold B – Acorn Hill Homestead

Off the Grid Homestead and Small House on 10 Acres for sale in Northeast Missouri

$79,000

For more information, contact Teri Page 

teri@homestead-honey.com

Beautiful, custom-built off-grid home and permaculture homestead for sale on 10 acres of mixed woods and pasture, close to the college town of Kirksville, MO. 

With the perfect blend of community and autonomy, this lovingly created homestead sits on a peaceful and private parcel, but is part of the Bear Creek Community Land Trust, a 184 acre land-based community of homesteading families. 

About the Homestead: 

If you are ready to dive deep into homesteading, this is the property for you. The land has been designed for regenerative, permaculture homesteading, with a blend of gardens, pasture, orchard, and mixed forest that will allow you to grow and preserve food, raise animals, and harvest fruit from mature trees from the day you move in. 

Highlights include:

  • Delightfully cute little 350 sq ft home with vaulted ceilings
  • Stunning sunset views from yard and garden
  • Organic garden with a blend of raised beds, perennial plantings (blackberries, strawberries, herbs, etc) and mature fruit trees
  • Livestock barn with water catchment, milking parlor, fenced corral, and 5 acres of pasture ready for rotational grazing
  • Solidly-built concrete root cellar/storm shelter to store vegetables, fruit, and to age cheese and meats
  • 7 year old food forest, featuring 20+ fruit trees (apples, pears, Asian pears, plums, pie cherries, peach, Korean cherry) and 50+ native edibles (serviceberry, elderberry, wild plum, nannyberry, aronia berry, and more) 
  • Adjacent storage/tool shed with loft (10’x10’) that could easily become a guest cabin
  • Established trails through the woods and between neighboring homesteads
  • Extremely private location, with access off a dead-end road

The Home:

This custom-built off the grid home is the perfect size for an individual, a couple, or a small family. The home was built to allow for future additions, should you desire a larger space. Nestled against the forest edge for wind protection and shade, the home has windows on all side, infusing it with natural light. Built-in features such as a loft bed, bench seating, and a pantry maximize storage space, making the small home feel spacious.

  • 350 sq ft of well-planned living space
  • 20’x20’ foot-print, set into the tree-line with view of property 
  • Passive solar design allows for sunlit warmth in winter, and shaded windows in the summer months
  • Hearth and chimney ready for wood stove installation
  • South facing entry porch and tiled mudroom
  • Built-in bench seating dining table
  • Hardwood floor living area and low loft bed with storage underneath
  • Energy efficient, green dense-pack cellulose insulation, double paned windows, and tight construction
  • Built-in pantry shelves, sized to fit quart and half-gallon/gallon mason jars
  • Well-designed kitchen ready for finish flooring and plumbing, if desired
  • Off-grid photovoltaic system installed and house wired with AC outlets and lights
  • 350 gallons of seasonal water catchment
  • Outdoor kitchen/canning kitchen space and shaded eating area with gravity fed running water, sink and counters
  • Attached wood shed and storage space on back of house

About the Land:

You will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful, peaceful piece of land in Northeast Missouri. Features include:

  • Clear, deep, refreshingly cool swimming and fishing pond located on common land, a short stroll from your front door.
  • A mix of hardwood forest and open pasture
  • A diverse mix of native and wild edible plants and mushrooms and an abundance of wildlife
  • Plenty of southern exposure, with trees for wind protection and shade
  • A small creek that flows through the lower part of the property
  • Walking paths and established trails throughout the property and the common land

About Bear Creek Community Land Trust:

The homestead is nestled within the Bear Creek Community Land Trust, an innovative community that blends autonomy and community in a 184 acre network of neighbors. Prospective buyers will become members of Bear Creek Community Land Trust. More information about BCCLT and its mission can be found here: https://bearcreekcommunitylandtrust.org/mission/

We are looking for folks who are:

  • Interested in simple living, community involvement, and sharing the joys of a rural lifestyle
  • Part of a family, couple, group, or an individual who dreams of a rural, handcrafted lifestyle amidst a community of homesteaders
  • A person interested in off the grid living and/or mindful consumption of natural resources
  • Someone who is excited to co-create and live within the Community Land Trust model
  • A cash buyer who can provide proof of finances

About the area:

  • The area boasts mixed forests, pastures, rolling hills, delightful ponds, gravel roads and a nearby state park
  • A large Amish community exists both on the lane, and in the local town, giving you excellent access to many services and products that homesteaders need (i.e. sawmills, produce, plant nurseries, carpentry, etc.)
  • The homestead is located five miles from the small town of La Plata and an Amtrak station for the Southwest Chief which runs from LA to Chicago
  • Fifteen miles from the college town of Kirksville, which offers university-affiliated and community arts and culture, professional opportunities, as well as many resources for outfitting your homestead
  • Columbia, MO, a larger university town, is a 90 minute drive away
  • St. Louis (3 hours), Kansas City (2.5 hours), and Chicago (5 hours) all serve as transportation hubs
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