Shady Ridge Parcel 31



1.46 acres - $22,900

Monthly Payment: $232.27

This fully-surveyed 1.46-acre tract comes complete with a modern drilled well. We’ll finance the land and well together.

This property isn’t for everyone. It’s very remote and if you try to access the land in a regular passenger car, that car is not going to last very long. Get a truck, preferably one with four-wheel-drive.

Also, since the land is completely off-grid, you’ll need a wind, sun, or DC power source to get water from the well.

Most of the parcel is covered with big oak and hickory, except around the well, where a previous owner did a rather poor job of cutting down several trees, leaving the stumps. 

This area, cleared except for the stumps, currently supports native plants from the tallgrass prairie such as big bluestem and gramma grass. The rest is all woods with an old log trail that gives access to the back of the property.

The terrain of the parcel is pretty gentle, once you get here via about two miles of this decidedly rough access road.




















  • 1.46 acres fully surveyed

Legal Desciption:

  • SHADY RIDGE PARCEL 31: All that part of the West Half of the West Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter lying south of the centerline of the access road thereon in Section 9, Township 28 North, Range 9 West


  • We will pass Fee Simple Title to the purchaser conveying 100% of the ownership of the property including all timber, mineral and water rights.  We own this property free and clear of all tax liens, judgments mortgages or other encumbrances.  As purchaser, you are not assuming any existing liens. We will record a Warranty Deed to the property in your name after you have made six monthly payments.


  • Access via deeded easement from (county-maintained) Rainbow Road to the property.  This long easement road is not maintained by any authority and requires 4 wheel-drive for reliable year-round access.


  • Water:

    • Parcel 31 has a modern, rotary-drilled well that was drilled in 2009.  Shady Ridge is decidedly off-grid.  Because bringing in grid electricity looks prohibitively expensive, it’s better to assume that whatever electric power is used up there must be made on-site, so you’ll need either a generator, or a renewable device to run the 1-hp electric pump in the well.

  • Electric:
    • 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
      (888)HOE-POWER (1-888-463-7693)

  • Telephone and Internet:

  • Septic:
    • 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.

  • Gas:

    • Propane gas is available from local dealers.

  • Mail Delivery:

    • Mail is delivered to Shady Ridge on Rainbow Dr..  To establish a mailbox there, contact the postmaster at Cabool Post Office.


Deed Restrictions:

These five restrictions apply to all of our older locations.

  1. No buildings shall be constructed closer than 100 ft. from a roadway or 30 ft. from a boundary. (This may be adjusted in certain locations.)
    Explanation: buildings placed closer can cause situations that interfere with road maintenance and utility transmission.

  2. No refuse, debris, unused building materials nor derelict vehicles shall be allowed to collect on the premises.
    Explanation: piles of junk are not only unsightly, but tend to spread to adjoining vacant parcels. Dead cars and junk make it harder for us to sell adjacent properties, or for you to sell yours.

  3. You may keep whatever livestock or pets you wish so long as they are not allowed to create a nuisance to neighboring land owners.
    Explanation: this probably means that if you want to keep pigs in the most common fashion, you need a parcel of at least 5 acres with a back corner located away from anyone else's home. Lots of barking dogs may also cause you problems depending on the size of your parcel and how you locate your facilities.

  4. No parcel shall be further subdivided.
    Explanation: you may build more than one residence on a single parcel, but you may not deed away a part of the parcel to someone else.

  5. All wastewater treatment facilities shall be constructed in accordance with applicable state water quality standards.
    Explanation: if you plan to construct an in-ground septic system, it must meet state standards. We find that the typical state-approved septic system will cost upwards of  $3,000 for labor and materials. Additionally, the state says that any septic system on less than three acres be built to Missouri Department of Natural Resources specifications.  Parcels of 5 acres or greater are virtually unrestricted.  Since they do not endanger the ground-water, composting toilets and outhouses are not restricted.


  • $25 (estimate)

Building codes and/or permits:

  • Texas County does not issue building permits and no building codes are in effect. The County Health Department must approve your septic system.


Driving Directions to Locate Shady Ridge Parcel 31:

Getting there: Begin in Willow Springs and go north on Highway 137. About 3 miles out of town, Highway HH turns north (left) a 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 Hightway U. Go straight, staying on HH. Shortly after you go through the intersection of Highway U, you'll turn right on Jackson Road, the first county (unpaved) road beyond the intersection. Follow this about half a mile to the intersection with Raimbow Road (the sign may still be 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 steep 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. About a quarter-mile later, you'll go under a large powerline and 700 feet beyond that, you'll see the well on your right. This is about the center of the road frontage of the parcel. According to the survey, there's 205 feet of frontage on this trail.

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 lots of expensive tire-spinning that in turn causes treacherous wash-boarding.

GPS Co-ordinates:

Lat. 37.115695°
Lon. -91.928463°


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.



Buy This Parcel

1.46 acres - $22,900

Monthly Payment: $232.27


  • No Down Payment.  Just make the first monthly payment and we'll have a contract package on it's way to you.
  • You get a Warranty Deed to the property after six months' timely payments.
  • 9% simple interest: 180 months to pay.
  • No penalty for pre-payment in any amount, at any time.
  • 15% discount for cash.

Initial and subsequent payments may be made online by credit / debit card, or by mail. * 

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