Available Jan 1, 2019
Picasso Gardener, McGiver Builder Renters Wanted.
Magnificent small organic farm and retirement property in the middle of nowhere wishes to manifest renters and caretakers to help it blossom into an experiment in sustainable living, beauty, and harmony. Rent can be subsidized by up to $500 per month for expansion work on the property. That brings the effective rent down to $1400 per month and you keep 100% of the crop.
This farm most closely resembles Eden, with forty assorted apple, pear and peach trees. A creek runs through the property with ample water rights. Several gardens exist around the 45-acre property which borders BLM (open space) on three sides and has a private 5-acre parcel on the remaining side. The mouth of the property opens into a canyon which can only be accessed from the farm. While the majority of the 2-mile canyon resides on Blm, it is effectively a private access only.
The tenants will be required to pay $1900 per month in rent and 1/2 of the utilities. The owner will rebate them up to $500 per month at $20 per hour for work to enhance the property. The tenants are responsible for the gardens, trees and lawn and they receive all of the fruit and veggies they can grow, except what the landlord can eat. ;) The tenants receive All the produce from the farm. There are plenty of restaurants in Moab and Telluride willing to buy your organic fruits and veggies. There is a tractor with a small backhoe, a John Deere Gator and even Atv's for recreation on occasion. Canyons surround the property and there are many canyons to explore in all directions.
The main house has one large bathroom with deep soaking tub and shower, laundry, a master bedroom and a sunk in living room as well as a family room, either of which could be used as a second bedroom. There is also a smaller 2nd bedroom that is typically used for storage. Tiled floors and counter-tops make cleaning and maintenance easy. It is fully furnished, but the owner would remove the furnishings if preferred. There is a separate building full of exercise equipment. There is a pole barn for storage, a shade work area and a chicken coop ready for chickens. We adopt them the week you arrive.
The ideal partners on this project have experience expanding an organic farm, solar, hydro, etc. They also must be fun to be around and have a vision for the future. They must be comfortable living remotely and able to adapt to almost any situation.
The farm has DSL land-based internet and phone. It also has amazing deep well water, rural electric, a creek, water rights, and more nature than one human being can handle.
It is the owner's plan to build his retirement house adjacent to his current office, approximately 100 yards away. But the main house is permanently set for long-term renters and caretakers. The structures are not fancy, but they are adequate surrounded by decks.
A two-year lease is available to the right candidates. This is not a first come first served opportunity and potential renters will be required to visit the property before being considered. No discrimination will be considered other than your magnificence. There will be a basic background and reference check required.
The property is between Telluride CO and Moab UT on Highway 90 and between Grand Junction and Cortez on the western edge of Colorado. It is on LaSal Creek but in Colorado.
It is 1 hour from Moab, 1.5 hours from Telluride. 2 hours from Cortez, 2.5 hours from Grand Junction. 6.5 hours from Denver and Salt Lake City