For sale: Our homestead, on three comfortably remote acres of gently sloping forested land just south of Ithaca, NY.
Set amid beautiful 100-ft. tall red oaks with an understory of fragrant witch hazel and beech, we’ve built two charming cabins – one completely insulated and finished with drywall and stained wood inside, and the other partially insulated and finished, with a 100-lb propane tank attached to a tiny propane stove and fridge. The cleared and leveled house site has an approved concrete post-and-beam foundation for a 24 x 24 structure with a porch extension. You could take it in whatever direction you like: on or off-grid; tiny house(s), build a big cabin; whatever.
The parcel, at about 1750 feet above sea level, is configured in the shape of a right triangle with c.700 feet of (unpaved but well-maintained) road frontage as the hypotenuse, and is surrounded by much larger, mostly undeveloped parcels on either side. Quiet and peaceful, the property is adjacent to the historic Lavender Hill commune, with the old Brown Cow Creamery just up the road. No other houses or even lights are visible from most of the land, which is surrounded by hundreds of acres that slope steeply down to a biodiversity preserve on the main highway. The owners of the 40-acre and 15-acre adjacent properties are both interested in maintaining the wooded beauty of the setting. The neighbors, a friendly mix of mostly long-term residents, generally keep themselves to themselves. Your neighbors are songbirds, owls, deer, foxes, grouse, and huge flocks of wild turkeys.