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37.3 Acres of Solitude In Houston County

Houston County

37.3 Acres


Kennard, Texas 75847
Central Texas
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Originally bought and designed with solitude and hunting in mind, this unique property with its' rolling terrain, wet weather creeks, a deep pond, and a rarely seen Earthship home offers true off-the-grid living. A well-thought-out deeded easement of a 1/4 mile through US-owned forest land brings you to the entrance of the property. The terrain itself is rolling and has some areas where the elevation changes some 80 feet. The winding wet weather creek adds to the beauty of the property as does the picturesque pond with dock and natural springs that dot the land. Beyond the eye-catching property's natural beauty, there is built what's called an Earthship. A rare find for this area or, really, any other in Texas.

Designed by architects and engineers whose intent was to build a comfortable but off-the-grid home, this Earthship has all the original features when it was built some 15 years ago. Though uninhabited for some time, the Earthship dwelling contains - among other systems - a rain catch system for water, solar panels and rechargeable batteries for electricity, is insulated with green and repurposed materials, propane for the kitchen and has an atrium with established citrus trees fed by the gray water system. The water heater is solar and tankless as well. Another interesting building aspect of the Earthship is that it's literally built into a berm to form a natural temperature control. A little TLC is needed to get the Earthship to its' former glory. However, considering its' rarity and most unique aesthetic design in addition to its practical nature, it would be well worth the time.

It's also worth mentioning that this land is not in the flood plain nor are there any pipelines present. Sitting 2 miles north of the town of Ratcliff in Houston County, this property is approximately two hours from Houston, 1.5 hours from the Woodlands, and 30 minutes west of Lufkin. This unique property offers the opportunity for solitude and hunting close to both small towns and the large city of Houston as well. And, for those not wanting to live off the grid, there is electricity available in more than one location.

Give Derek Ham a call to take a look at this property and everything it has to offer now and the potential to only go up in value later!


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