Hello! I’m Trish Mikkelson, the founder of the Vegan Utopia Ecovillage, a project in process. I’m working with Scott Masters to find a wonderful buyer for this property. You can learn more about us here. 

One of the best things about buying this potential vegan retreat center/farm animal site is that you will be only ten minutes away from the Vegan Utopia Ecovillage site.  We will be neighbors and can cooperate with our shared values of caring about the earth and animals.

The equity which is gained from selling this property will go to complete the building of this ecovillage and make it more possible for this ecovillage to take off and thrive!

Here are the full details

  • Selling price: $425,000
  • Address: 225 Madison 3469 Huntsville, AR 72740
  • The house and barn were built around 2000 and many additions even more recently. It has been well-maintained and is in very good condition.
  • About 1/4 mile off of a well maintained paved highway for easy access
  • Acreage is 14.67
  • All lake view.
  • About 40 percent potential pasture land and 60% forest with roads going throughout
  • No through traffic
  • Taxes only $1671 per year
  • Buildings: Log House and Metal Barn


  • 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 two-story 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 Bathroom upstairs with bathtub/shower
  • Laundry room with washer and dryer
  • Spacious pantry
  • Heat is electric and propane
  • Air conditioning is electric
  • Total square footage of log house (including garage, apartment, and utility room) approximately 3600
    • 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms in the two-story main house
    • 2 Bedrooms/1 bathroom in the downstairs apartment
  • Lovely deck with gorgeous view of the lake and plenty of room for people to hang out

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 Details About The House

  • Laminated floors that look like wood. In very good shape and easy to care for.
  • Central forced heat and air: heat is propane and electric.
  • Double paned  windows
  • Spacious dining room
  • Open kitchen next to dining room separated by a large island with counters, breakfast bar, and cabinets.
  • Lots of counter space
  • Modern stove/oven

Additional spaces

  • 2 car garage
  • Utility room with door leading from garage  that can serve as a storm shelter

40’ x 60’ Metal Barn

  • High ceiling where a loft could be built
  • 17 feet high in the middle
  • 12 feet high side walls
  • Bathroom: toilet and sink with room and hookups for a shower
  • Double Barrel woodstove that can heat the whole building during sub-freezing weather
  • 2 windows that open
  • Large garage door with  narrow windows which let in light
  • Concrete slab floor
  • Utility sink
  • Kitchen: stove and some shelves
  • 20-foot long workbench
  • 14-foot x 14-foot  automatic roll-up garage door with garage door opener
  • Entrance is big enough for an RV
  • One entry door with narrow window.


  • Pond: 15′ x 30′: 4 feet deep when full. Has a slow leak above 2 feet. Spring fed.
  • 3 springs
  • 2 Cisterns
  • 40 percent forest with most of the forest is on the hillsides
  • 60 cleared land with a beautiful lawn area and
  • Meadows for grazing which are slightly sloping as well as some steep slopes


  • Small food forest with a fence: fruit trees and guilds started
  • Permaculture design has been done
  • A Hugelkultur raised garden bed and other prolific garden beds are in the front yard along with a small lawn area.
  • Native plants all over
  • Lots of spaces which have been covered with cardboard and mulch which are ready now for gardening.


Very few zoning regulations exist in Madison County, Arkansas, except for one that is very restrictive: One house per 5 acres. Thus, one more house could be built on this land. If 1/4 acre was purchased another house could be built.