Quiet Homestead: Timber Frame Home and Workshop in Cabot

29 acres

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Contact Name:

Matthew Moody

The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

29.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

4.0

Acres of forested land:

25.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

3.0

Acres of pasture:

1.0

Quality of land:

25 of 29 acres are in Current Land Use for forestry, providing timber, firewood, and 15% annual property tax savings (~$750/year). Remaining 4 acres are field and sloped land which in the past served for pasture, hay production and growing potatoes. We built our home 20 years ago and have developed extensive raised bed gardens, berries, and a small orchard using organic methods. A local dairy farmer hays the sloping fields between our home and the road below, and the neighboring organic farmer has used our lower field for some row crops (now also hay). Our gardens drain well, have rich soil and are not as susceptible to frost as the lower-lying areas in Cabot.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Drilled well.

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

2BR, 1.5 BA timber-frame Colonial-style home (1406 sq ft, not including full attic and basement) built in 1999, well-maintained by carpenter owner. We use 4 cords of wood to heat our home and garage, cook on our cookstove, and heat water. Currently off-grid with solar power, but we will likely install electricity in spring 2019.

Equipment and machinery:

None available

Farm infrastructure details:

Detached timber-framed 2 bay, 2-car garage/workshop, woodshed, and garden tool shed.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for sale

Property for sale:

$309,000

Additional Information

We will be building a new home and moving in summer 2019, and would like to sell our homestead in Cabot to a family interested in this lifestyle, either homesteading or farming for income.  We are neighbors with an organic farm and live in an area very supportive of farming.  We have 29 acres on a quiet dead-end road near Cabot.  25 acres of mostly hardwood forest are Current Use, for tax savings and timber use/income.  Light, open-plan timber frame home with high ceilings, modern wood cookstove and Hearthstone woodstove.  2BR, full bath, and office space upstairs.  Conventionally wired for AC.   Home is currently off-grid with solar power, but we will likely hook up to electricity in spring 2019 (unless we find a buyer who wants to remain off-grid) and infrastructure will remain in place for future grid-tie options.  Extensive fertile, raised bed gardens and mature blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, currants and gooseberries, as well as a small mature orchard.  Timber-framed 1.5 story garage/workshop with tall ceilings and lots of natural light.  Cabot is 25 minutes to Montpelier, St. Johnsbury, or Morrisville.  For an extensive property description and more photos, please visit https://sites.google.com/view/cabot-homestead .