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.
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 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.
1.58 acres - $10,900
Monthly Payment: $110.56
Initial and subsequent payments may be made online by credit / debit card, or by mail. *
Please read the directions carefully.