Like many city people, I’ve always wondered what it would be like to chuck it all and move to the country. Grow my own food, raise some goats, maybe even rise at dawn and paint the local landscape – that’s my romantic vision. Of course, I know reality would probably be a lot less rosy, but when I saw this adorable little farm in Salem, MO, I couldn’t help but dream of the possibilities.
Built six years ago as a replica of a 1920s farmhouse, this unique dwelling and the 18 acres that come with are known as Hobbit House Farm. The home was constructed using many reclaimed and upcycled materials, and the land itself has been sustainably farmed without the use of chemicals.
On the property you’ll find a large organic garden, acres of wild blackberry, elderberry & native medicinal plants, a 10×70 greenhouse, two barns, a 40×60 shop building, and a fruit orchard that produces plums, peaches, cherries, apricots and apples. Inside the house, there’s also an art studio, a screened-in sunroom, and plenty of lodging to host visitors.
Of the six bedrooms, four have their own private deck. And because there are also 7 exterior entries and a separate apartment, I think this place could make a fabulous B&B, especially for people who want to try out farm living before they dive right in. (Think I’m nuts? Check out the growing “farm stay” movement.)
The college town of Rolla is just 17 minutes away; St. Louis 2.5 hours. And here’s the best part: this property is priced to sell! Though it’s listed on the MLS for $242,000, the owner is actually advertising through other channels for just $215,000. And if you want to buy the entire valley where the home is located, the price is still only $255,000!
So do yourself a favor and look through the rest of these gorgeous farm photos. And if you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this delightful rural property in person, give me a call!