3.08 acres - $22,900
Monthly Payment: $232.27
This is a wonderful example of Ozark woodland. Most of it is fairly level and covered with big oaks. The part that isn’t fairly level is fairly steep, comprising a deep hollow that’s also covered with 100-year-old oaks. It’s very pretty, and it's been fully surveyed, staked, platted and recorded.
There’s also a cabin, which we prefer to think of as a hunter’s cabin, since it has no well, no septic, no electricity, and no phone. As such, however it is rather impractical due to many large picture windows overlooking the woods in back.
If think you want to be about as remote as the modern-day Ozarks provides, here’s your opportunity to find out for sure. While electricity is available in this area, it isn’t going to be cheap; so much so, that you might as well buy a state-of-the-art solar or wind unit and be done with it. It should go without saying, that land-line telephone is not available. Neither is water, sewer, cable, nor free pizza delivery.
And if you’re still reading, the access road is absolutely awful: first there’s a long, levelish section through soaring pine trees that gets gooey as wallpaper paste in the spring. Then there’s a steep and winding route downhill, followed by the really awful-terriblest part, a steep upward climb over loose rock and exposed outcroppings. People have regularly traversed this road in passenger cars, but they were not very smart people, and they were not long possessed of their vehicles. Our long-suffering 4WD Toyota Tacoma gets me in and out in any weather without drama, as will most any four-wheel-drive. If you’re going to get much enjoyment out of this property, you’re going to need to either get one of these, or marry someone who already has one.
This is the last turn on the road into the property. The rest of the photos below were taken on the parcel itself.
This parcel is off-grid: that is, electrical service has not been extended to the property. The nearest electrical line is some distance away, and it would be more practical to provide your own electricity via wind or solar means.
However, commercial electricity is provided to the area by:
6327 N US Hwy 63
West Plains, MO 65775
We do not provide any means of sewage disposal for these properties. Being in a rural area, the most common methods of sewage disposal are by individual on-site septic tanks, however composting toilets and out-houses are permitted.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has given general approval for this usage of this site for individual sewage treatment systems.
Septic systems must be constructed in accordance with County and State standards, and you must obtain permission from the Texas County Health Department, 950 N. Highway 63, Houston, MO 65483, (417) 967-4131 to install a septic tank. The average cost of a septic tank and drain field is $3500.
These five restrictions apply to all of our older locations.
Building codes and/or permits:
Driving Directions to Locate Shady Ridge Parcel 24:
Shady Ridge is about 12 miles north of Willow Springs, which will make it about 95 miles from Springfield.
This would be a good place to locate if you're into living off-grid and you really, really like your privacy.
GETTING THERE: Begin in Willow Springs and go north on Highway 137. About 3 miles out of town, Highway HH turns north (left) and so should you. Follow HH through some very scenic country, crossing a number of small streams that flow east. After about 7 miles (or so) you'll come to where HH intersects with Highway U, go straight, and turn right on the first county (unpaved) road beyond, Jackson Road. Follow this about half a mile to the intersection with Rainbow Drive (sign missing) and take that to the left. When you come to the first fork in the road, take the right fork (marked "Shady Ridge Road"). This road, in turn, runs about 1 mile through a stand of young pines, then down into a forested hollow and to another fork where you go right, uphill. When you come to the top of the hill, you'll be in Shady Ridge.
You can get a two-wheel-drive into Shady Ridge most of the time, but if you're really serious about the necessities of life, you'll not attempt to build here unless you have a four-wheel-drive. The road has steep sections that people currently go up with 2-wheel-drives, but this tends to result in a lot of tire-spinning that causes treacherous wash-boarding.
Disclaimer: These directions are accurate to the best of our knowledge but cannot be guaranteed. Visit this property at your own risk, we are not responsible for accidents.
3.08 acres - $22,900
Monthly Payment: $232.27
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