The Farmstead at SHO

45 acres • $4,250,000

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Shawn Smith

Property Location:

Camels Hump Road, Huntington, Vermont
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:


Total acres available for agriculture:


Acres of forested land:


Acres of cropland or tillable land:


Acres of pasture:


Other open and/or non-farmable land:

An additional 140+/- acres are available for separate price; this is Offering 2.

Quality of land:

No chemical treatment of the land has occurred under our ownership since 2003. The land is a mix of permaculture-designed fruit, nut and fuel orchards, pasture, woodland and two ponds. The USDA NRCS soil classification is Farmland of Statewide Importance. The soil types per USDA NRCS include MaB (Marlow stony loam 5-12% slope), MaD (Marlow stony loam 20-30% slope), MeE (Marlow extremely stony loam 20-60% slope), CbD (Cabot stony silt loam 3-15% slope), CoB (Colton gravelly loamy sand 5-12% slope), CaC (Cabot extremely stony silt loam 3-25% slope), and PeC (Peru stony loam 12-20% slope).

Farm Information

Water sources present:


Water sources details:

1 drilled well for all domestic uses, which also services the main barn. 4 pumps servicing gardens and orchards.

Barns and sheds:


Farmer housing:


Farmer housing details:

2 bedroom, 1 bath Cape-style residence. Food lab can also be converted to 1-2 bedroom housing, has kitchen and bath.

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Farm infrastructure details:

Energy barn, studio barn, workshop, and utility garage

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Sale price:


Additional Information

The Foundation for a Sustainable Future is pleased to offer for sale a discrete and private portion of its 1,296± acre Vermont headquarters, SHO Farm.  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit promoting land and biodiversity conservation, ecological innovation, and the evolution of consciousness.  The Foundation is selling a portion of SHO Farm to raise funds for its rescue duck sanctuary and next wave of land-based work, including establishing a permanent wildlife preserve, researching agroecological-wild farming, and continuing its wild gastronomy project.

The Foundation prefers to retain ownership of as much acreage as possible to limit fragmentation of its intact conservation landscape.  It also recognizes that more acreage may be desirable for some buyers.  Therefore, the Foundation is offering two different configurations for a buyer to consider.  Both offerings are enfolded by the Foundation’s retained 1,100± acres, and sit beneath Camel's Hump, one of the highest and wildest ridgelines in the Green Mountains.

Offering 1 - $4,250,000 | The Farmstead at SHO represents the Foundation’s first major project, an artfully-crafted, high-performance farmstead which includes buildings, renewable heat and electrical systems, and a 10 year old food system.  The Farmstead includes 45± acres, the Farmhouse, Energy Barn, Studio Barn, and Caretaker's Residence, totaling 32,750± square feet of space, of which 25,000± square feet were recently ecologically-designed, renovated and built by Birdseye Building Co.  A swimming pond, gardens, mature 8± acre permaculture-designed orchard comprised of diverse fruits, nuts, and perennial plantings, two streams, frontage along Brush Brook, total privacy, and unobstructed, protected views of Camel's Hump and the Green Mountain ridgeline complete the offering.  

Offering 2 - $5,750,000 | The Farmstead plus 140± acres, for a total of 185± acres.  The additional acreage features open fields and pastures adjacent to the entrance, a sugarbush, rich deer habitat, and a hidden brookside apple orchard.

For details about the buildings, renewable energy system, food system, and land use, see the brochure, videos and plans at

DISCLOSURE: seller is the Foundation For A Sustainable Future and director and vice president, Shawn Smith, is a Vermont licensed real estate broker whose real estate firm, Earth Asset Partnership, LP is the seller's exclusive representative