14 acres w/creek 45min from Portland Columbia County: Seeking Caretaker


We envision a self-sustaining community driven homestead to share with friends and family. We live in work in the city and value being close to nature and developing a sense of place in a rural setting.

We have 14 secluded acres in Deer Island less than an hour from Portland. Tide Creek meanders through the property. The land is accessed by a ½ mile gravel road easement off of Canaan Rd and currently, has no utilities. Developments so far include a small cabin, two canvas wall tents, outdoor kitchen, chicken coop, pig pen, outdoor shower, and wood burning hot tub. A neighbor’s spring supplies water for the animals, garden, kitchen, and shower/hot tub.

Possible future uses could include farming, livestock, off-grid living, or whatever you can dream up.

We are seeking a caretaker/caretakers who are interested in contributing to the property and bringing their own vision. We are looking for a small financial contribution but are also open to some work trade options. $200-$600 per month depending on what accommodations are required.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Build infrastructure towards a community-based homestead. To explore permacultural principles and food forests.

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Self-sustaining community space that allows people to connect with nature and build a sense of place.

Current Use

Chickens, Pigs, Small Garden, Fruit Trees, Recreation

Available Water / Irrigation

Natural Spring and pond run off

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

John Deer Lawn Tractor, Brush Cutter, Gas Water Pump, Generator, Solar Panels, BAisc Hand Tools

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County: Columbia

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 14

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 7+

Date Property is Available: January 1, 2018

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: $200-$600 per month negotiable

Date when this listing was created: March 20, 2017

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Conventional,

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional, Other

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Horses, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

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