This homestead is situated in the center of 40 secluded rolling acres
on the Missouri Ozark Plateau. From this broad ridge the rivers either drain north or south. We are at 930 feet
above sea level.
The earth sheltered home incorporates a passive solar design that
provides most of the heating requirement in this unique and natural environment. The home utilizes a wood stove
with firewood free for the cutting from the woodlot on the property. As a backup, a 1500 watt
electric heater can provide all the heat necessary, even on the coldest days. Two stocked ponds, abundant pasture
grass and 7 acres of woods on the property offer a great opportunity for hunting, fishing or raising livestock.
Solar pump irrigation using water from the pond makes gardening easy and a pleasure even during the warm dry months
of late summer. As a bonus, if you don't mind getting up early in the cool of the morning, you can pick all the
wild blackberries you could possibly want in the 3 acre patch.