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This well-maintained, owner-built OFF-GRID cabin, located on an incredibly private road and adjacent to thousands of acres of State Forest land, is the perfect opportunity for a seasonal recreational parcel, or even a full-time homestead for those seeking a retreat toward self-reliance and a simpler way of life (seller lived here full time for 4 years at one point). In this case simple means really OFF-GRID; water from a shallow hand-dug well and sump-pumped into elevated storage containers, heat and hot water from the central wood-stove, light from propane and kerosene lamps, propane fueled refrigerator and range, and limited electric run by a small generator just for the well pump currently.
The house itself conveys a warm and inviting vibe with the cedar-shake siding, a front deck, an entry sunroom, and bright interior. The layout is open an simple, with a main kitchen/living room area and a separate bedroom and bathroom. There is an addition with an exterior entry for the storage/utility room, and also plenty of overhang space to keep firewood dry.
The cabin is set on an 11.67 acre lot featuring a spacious lawn area with ample solar potential for power or gardening/hobby farm use, as well as a meandering permanent stream feeding a tear-drop pond which could be utilized as a micro-hydro power source. The stream snakes up through the gently rising terrain, along with a trail through the mixed hardwoods connecting to the Steam Mill State Forest at the western boundary. Access to the cabin and lot is on a private road that is initially very steep, but is quite manageable after that. The bulldozer and car trailer are included with the sale, so road maintenance and future site development are made easier. With a location that adjoins over 5,500 acres of State Land, and just 3 miles to the northern reaches of the Cannonsville Reservoir, this is in a prime location to enjoy the recreation and beauty of the area. The property is also just 15-20 minutes to Walton/Sidney, and only 2:40 to the GWB!