Available in October 2019! We are looking for a single person, a couple or a small family to rent our house and property between the towns of Sheridan & Willamina, OR. Our ideal tenants would be someone wanting to farm organically, we are open to lots of different crops and some animals. Not particularly interested in any marijuana/hemp production (except for personal use)
The property for lease includes about 1.5 acres, has a 3 bedroom house and a small outbuilding (has been used for a couple of sheep & chickens in the past), we rent it for $1100/mo. We also have some shop space available for an additional price. We live next door (far away, not RIGHT next door) and own about 50 acres with hay, apples and a cidery (we make cider & wine). We may be open to an additional land lease for the right enterprise/people. I am a full disclosure kind of gal, so here goes!
The good! We are easy going and would love to see someone use the land for something better than an abandoned field! We were certified Organic until just this past year when we dropped our certification, but it is still a no spray and no chemical property. The property HAS water rights from the Yamhill River. We are open to additional arrangements with someone who might want shop space and more farm space. It’s on a busy highway (18B business loop between towns) could be good/could be bad! We are cool and let you have dogs and cats with approval.
The bad! The well water to the house is pretty slow which is why we can’t allow for more than a couple of people. It also smells like sulfur and is a little slippery (high Ph)and can take some getting used to. The river rights are currently off but we hope to get PGE to get them back on soon (they need to move a meter and I need to push them on it). The land is mostly clay and pretty soggy in the winter so not great for big animals, may be ok for sheep/goats with good management. Raised beds/mounds and woodchip paths would be smart crops. I am also not entirely sure where the drainfield is for the septic tank…. but I’ll try and find out! After a couple of rough tenants, the prop could use some love, it has a giant patch of thistle and needs some mwing and weed whacking. We plan to give it some love, but it may not look the greatest at the moment. The back portion backs up to a railroad. It’s also on a busy highway (18B business loop between towns) could be good/could be bad!
The odd! We host a big music festival (Wildwood MusicFest, think 1500 or so of your favorite people) on part of the property in July every year. It isn’t on the property that you’d be leasing, but we do have people driving through your property as it is our main exit. You’ll get lots of free tickets though! We also hold occasional weddings, but most of them use our property for access. The power from the house feeds other parts of the property- the shop and the space in back. We rent a big generator for the music fest and also use a smaller ones for weddings, but we do run a cooler off of the house power for about a month in the summer. There is a giant shop on the property where my art studio is located, but I am open to sharing as I don’t use all of it. My current tenants rent about 600 sq ft of space for $300/mo. I am around sort off and on when I have a big art show. I’m going to ask PGE about separating the shop off when I ask about redoing that meter for the river water, but until when/if that happens, the shop’s electricity is connected to the house. We are also farmers and can mentor/help. However, we will not be cool with poor management practices, especially when it comes to animal neglect and will surely speak up about such things.
That’s all that I can think of, but I am sure there are more words that I could write!
Holler with questions!
open to ideas
would love a long term arrangement
neglected/fallow. Current tenants had sheep and chickens recently
river rights, not currently functioning but working on it
small outbuilding, possible additional shop space
possible tractor share
Zoned for farming, we will want to approve of a farm plan prior to rental
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