For live-in lease/trade: 1 acre near Seal Rock

Description

I’m looking for the right individual or couple to help me turn a rural homestead into a small farm in the Oregon Coast Range, near Seal Rock. Rooms available. Terms negotiable. Pets welcome.


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

I want to convert the house/greenhouse, and up to an acre of land around the house into a productive farm. I have identified the areas to be farmed, and begun land clearing. Some areas are already clear or covered in grass. Other areas will require intensive shrub removal (mostly blackberry and/or salal). I plan to get some goats to help with this.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

This place would like to become a healing space for hosting retreats and group activities -- such as skills workshops, meditation, yoga, and support groups.


Current Use

This is currently a residential homestead on a forested hillside in the Coast Range. There is about 1/2 acre of clearing around the house, that is currently grass lawn, a few raised beds, some berries, and rhododendrons. Another 1/4 acre is clear of trees, but full of blackberries. I'm planning to put a few goats in this area.
The house is large enough for 5 adults, but I currently live here alone with my dog. Total acreage of the property is over 60 acres that is shared with a few other homesteads. Most of the property is mature forest with abundant native plant and wildlife species.


Available Water / Irrigation

Water is drawn from a perennial spring on the property. It is not public, and there is no water right. But this system has been in place and active for the past 45 years. Irrigation-intensive farming may require additional water system infrastructure. Rainwater catchment from house and adjacent shop building would be possible. Both buildings have metal roofs.


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

160 sq ft greenhouse (attached to house)
250 sq ft wood shed/barn


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County: Lincoln

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 60

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 1

Date Property is Available: December 8, 2019

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Lease Rate / Price: negotiable

Date when this listing was created: November 18, 2019

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Season Extension

Agriculture Types Suitable: Bees, Berries, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Mushrooms, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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