Details about the property

I need to sell this beautiful land, log home, and barn to raise funds for the Vegan Utopia Ecovillage which is located 7 minutes away.  Initially, my generous benefactress and I thought we could make this into an event or retreat center, but we realized that I needed to focus on developing my lifelong dream of living in an intentional community.

Thus, you, a potential buyer, will be doing two hugely beneficial things:

  • Providing start-up funds for the Vegan Utopia Ecovillage
  • Providing the first vegan retreat center and/or farm animal sanctuary in the Ozarks and all of Arkansas

Plus, we can be neighbors and support each other in all kinds of ways!

Are you the perfect fit for buying this amazing property? Let’s find out!

Here is a summary of the details

You can find out more here. 

Selling price: $425,000

Address: 225 Madison 3469 Huntsville, AR 72740

About 1/4 mile off of a well maintained paved highway for easy access

Acreage is 14.67:  All lake view.

About half potential pasture land and half forest with roads going throughout

Owners are the only one with access to the land.

Taxes $1671 per year

Buildings

Log house and Attached Basement Apartment

Total square footage (including garage and utility room) Approximately 3600

4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms in the two-story main house

2 Bedrooms/1 bathroom in the downstairs apartment

Log House

All bedrooms in log house have beautiful views of property and lake

2  master bedrooms downstairs

Master bedroom 1: large walk-in closet, full bathroom

Master bedroom 2: shower in the bathroom, tiny closet,

2 extra large bedrooms upstairs with 2 walk-in closets in each one 1 1 bathroom

Laundry room with washer and dryer

Spacious pantry

Heat is electric and propane

Air conditioning electric

Downstairs apartment

 2 small bedrooms with shared connecting closet (no windows in the bedrooms)

Large living room with lots of windows and prepped for a kitchen.

1 full bathroom  (bathtub, shower)

Tile floors

General

Laminated floors. Look like wood. They are in very good shape and easy to care for. We even have some brand new replacements if damaged.

Central forced heat and air: heat is propane and electric. Air is electric

Double paned  windows

Spacious dining room

Open kitchen next to the dining room 

Lots of counter space

Wood floors.

Modern stove/oven

Frig upstairs and downstairs

Additional spaces

2 car garage

Utility room  that can serve as a storm shelter

 Barn

40’X60’ Metal building

High ceiling where a loft could be built

Bathroom: toilet and sink with potential for shower

Woodstove:

2 Windows

Large garage door with a narrow window which let in light

Concrete slab

Utility sink

Kitchen: stove and some shelves

20-foot long workbench

14 wide 14 high garage door automatic roll up with garage door opener big enough for RV.

one entry door,

17 feet high at the middle

12 feet high side walls

Land

Pond: 15′ x 30′

  •    4 feet deep when full
  •    Has a slow leak above 2 feet
  •    Spring fed.

4 springs 

40 percent forest but most of the forest is on the hillsides.

60 cleared slightly sloping as well as some steep slopes

Permaculture

Small food forest with a fence: fruit trees and guilds started

Permaculture design started.

Hugelkultur bed and other beds in the front yard.

Native plants all over the property.

You can find out more here. 

 

 

 

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Summary of Details

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  Log house: 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2600 square feet:

40′ x 60′ Metal Barn

 14.67 acres with a gorgeous lake view in the Ozarks

  • Address: 225 Madison 3469 Huntsville, AR 72740
  • Selling price: $425,000
  • We really want this to be used for creating a vegan retreat center, community, and/or animal sanctuary

Buildings

 Log House

  • Attached basement apartment with two car garage and storm room:  3600 square feet
  • Total of 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms.  This includes the apartment.
  • Spacious kitchen, dining area, and living room. Great for gatherings. 

Barn

  • 40’ x 60’ metal building with wood stove, bathroom, and potential for a kitchen.
  • Concrete slab floor and windows.
  • Great for housing animals or for community gatherings or makers space.

Land

  • 40 percent pasture, 60 percent forest
  • Plenty of water: small pond, 3 springs, 2 cisterns, and a wet water creek
  • Permaculture design has been done. There is a small fenced in food forest with  fruit trees, hugelkultur bed
  • Plenty of garden beds already started including a large hugelkultur bed in the front yard.
  • An abundance of native plants and trees including persimmon.

Access:

  • 1 hour from Fayetteville and Eureka Springs.
  • 10 and 20 minutes from small towns
  • 5 minutes off a paved highway on a country road

Neighborhood

  • Friendly neighbors, mostly Christians, who are part of Living Springs Community
  • Access to 40 acres Prayer Lake for swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. No motorized boats allowed.
  • Learn more about the origin of the neighborhood at http://www.christiancommunities.com

Find out many more details here: Keeper

 

The View Of Prayer Lake Is Amazing!

IMG_2371IMG_2378IMG_2384Prayer lake is the spring-fed, 40-acre lake that is adjacent to the property. Only a five-minute walk from the house, there is a sweet little park which has volleyball and basketball court, grassy areas, outhouses and picnic area.

Residents of this property can use the lake for boating (non-motorized), swimming, and fishing. (Of course, we do hope vegans purchase the property so you probably don’t care about that!)

List Of Animal Sanctuaries

We are going to contact all of these farm animal sanctuaries to see if they might like to start another or if they know of someone who wants to start one.

Sanctuaries on the Call to Rescue film

BLACKBERRY CREEK FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY  ~ COLFAX, CA

ANIMAL PLACE ~ GRASS VALLEY, CA

CHATHAM ANIMAL HAVEN ~ CHATHAM NEW YORK

FARM SANCTUARY ~ WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK

THE GENTLE BARN ~ SANTA CLARITA, CA

GREEN ACRES SANCTUARY ~ SILVERTON, OR

HARVEST HOME SANCTUARY ~ STOCKTON, CA

HOOVES, HOPE & LOVE ~ VISTA, CA

HOPE HAVEN FARM SANCTUARY ~ PITTSBURGH, PA

Directory of Farm Animal Sanctuary

https://www.vegan.com/sanctuaries/

Directory of Sanctuaries

http://www.sanctuaries.org

Directory of Sanctuaries

https://whywearevegan.org/causes/rescues-sanctuaries-directory/

Directory of Sanctuaries

Misc. sanctuaries

https://wiser.directory/organization/oohmahnee-farm-animal-sanctuary/

New Moon Farm: https://www.newmoonfarm.org/directions

 

Lots of Retreat Centers and Special Places Within Driving Distance

St Scholastica https://stscho.org
Buddhist Retreat Center and Community: https://katogcholing.com/retreat-center
Sustainable Living Training center: http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com
 Institute for Sacred Activism http://andrewharvey.net/sacred-activism/

Introduction

One year ago on March 15, 2017, I moved into this beautiful log house. It has been such a wonderful place of healing and productivity for me. How did this miracle come about?

My dear friend who was generously funding the Vegan Utopia Ecovillage project (previously known as Jesus Vegans Ecovillage), agreed to buy this home and 14 acres of land.   I thought it would be easier for her to move here when the time was right for her.

Because her coming was delayed, I decided to try to make the place pay for itself by becoming a retreat center.

As excited as I was to develop this into a retreat center, I realized that I was straying away from my original life-long dream, to build an eco-village.

My friend and I have agreed that it would be best if we can sell this to someone who could make this into both a retreat center and a farm animal sanctuary.

The inspiring memories of living in this beautiful home are so many! Check this out. You will see how lovely a space this is for so many activities.

 

I am working with my friend, Scott (Sky) Masters, to develop a webinar presentation. I might be traveling to share the presentation as well. Robert Kersbergen, my former husband, will be taking care of the paperwork for the buying process.

We hope to sell this place as soon as possible. Our dream is that there is someone out there who is eagerly looking for a place with all the amazing qualities that this magical place has to offer.

 

 

I really hope that you think this is just the right place for you to fulfill your dreams. I can’t wait to meet you! We will be neighbors and able to help each other in so many ways I am sure!