Shady Ridge Parcel 44



1.58 acres - $10,900

Monthly Payment: $110.56


Don’t you occasionally wish that you could just step off the planet and get away by yourself to someplace without any horns or sirens or insufferable authority figures; someplace without even a trace of soot or stench?

Imagine a place without any pushy signs telling you whether to walk, or don’t walk, where you’re free to do whatever you damned-well please with only the twittering of the birds or the quiet poems of the breeze moving through the forest to fall upon your weary ears. Imagine, if you can, a place where no sign of man exists, where everything you see grew right where you found it: no cans, no bottles, no cigarette butts, no graffiti, no ordinances, no advertising.

Well, remarkably enough, you’re only a few mouse-clicks away from owning such a place, and all you need is a four-wheel-drive and $110.56 per month to make it happen.

This fully-surveyed 1.58 acres lies on a remote ridge-top at the end of 2 miles of jeep trail which gets so little traffic that, by the time you get back to the parcel, the road is covered by a perpetual coat of fallen leaves. Pitch a tent, crawl inside, and the din of civilization will become only a dim memory as you drift off to sleep serenaded by the various hoots, warbles, and howls of the forest animals.

Back in the city, $111 per month won’t even get you a permanent parking place, but here you’ll enjoy being the master [mistress] of 69,000 square feet of undisturbed natural forest, not really so dissimilar from what it was like 1,000 years ago. Make six payments and we’ll make a deed putting the property in your name; 180 payments and you own it free and clear.

Shady Ridge is located in southern Texas County, Missouri. It's about an hour and a half from Springfield and three hours from St. Louis. The nearest town is Cabool, which is about 12 miles away.

• This parcel is surrounded by almost uninhabited woods.
• The property adjoins a single parcel of around 700 acres of forest.
• Approximately 400 feet of frontage on the access road.
• Electrical service has not been extended to the property.
• Fully surveyed

Given enough time, you might even get a little lonesome.


















  • 1.58 surveyed acres

Legal Desciption:

  • Shady Ridge Parcel 44: All that part of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter lying east of the centerline of the access road thereon in Section 10, 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 Rainbow Road (county) to the property.


  • Water:

    • We do not supply water or water systems to any of these properties.  Purchasers of these parcels need to arrange to drill their own private water well. For information on drilling procedures you should contact local well drillers which are listed in the yellow pages of local phone books or we will recommend some to you.Current prices charged by local well drillers run around $8 per foot to drill and $9-13 per foot to install a 6 inch casing. Missouri law requires a minimum of 80 feet of casing in all locations and more in some. The estimated cost of a complete well, casing and pump system in this area is $7,500. Permits are not required to drill water wells for single family dwellings; however you are required to hire a state-licensed well driller.

  • 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 44:

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, and turn right on the first County (unpaved) Road beyond, Jackson Road. Follow this about half a mile to the intersection with Raimbow Drive (sign missing, look for mimosa trees) 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 half a mile beyond that, you should see ribbons marking the parcel on your right. According to the survey, there's 365+ feet of frontage on this trail.

CAUTION: RECENT UPDATE: A neighboring landowner had the timber cut from his property this summer and that operation made a bad road much worse. Don’t try to go here without 4WD.


1. 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.
2. We get the GPS coordinates from Google Earth. The likelihood of them being absolutely correct is minimal. Therefore...
3. Do not attempt to find this property without taking paper copies of our maps and directions.


Buy This Parcel

1.58 acres - $10,900

Monthly Payment: $110.56


  • 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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