Sustainable Farm on 5 acres with gardens, sheep, chickens, goats, 1 acre Riparian Habitat...
Located minutes from Downtown and University of Idaho.
Amenities: Brick Patio, Orchard with Fire Ring, Woodfired Sauna, Natural Gas Grill, Great Kitchen...
The Rules I had for my Son and all his friends were:
-Don't burn down the House
-Wash your hands in the bathroom lavatory, not my kitchen sink.
-Oh, and please don't wash out my iron skillets.
I am a Father of two grown children. I am an advocate for the Environment. I build; houses, fences, soil, community, relationships...I work toward sustainability. I am a carpenter, farmer, artist, mentor, friend. I raise children and animals and plants and expectations. I have a degree in Energy Conservation and Passive Solar Design, and many more years "in" University as I helped a now X spouse obtain a PhD and a tenure track position. I grew up wild in the Appalachian Mountains of WVa, spent many years traveling around the US on a motorcycle, married for 20 years, lived Great Britain, and now I've found this little farm in Idaho with good water, soil, climate, community. I've found my level and I'm livin it.
I'm told that my Farmhouse is cozy and inviting. In the Summer the windows are open to cool down the house for daytime. In the Winter I have a small woodstove to take off the chill. Some of my electricity is produced by Solar panels on the roof. Much of my food is produced here. This is a working farm so there are other people coming and going, planting and harvesting, visiting the animals, buying eggs...
The television only hooks up to the Internet and isn't used much. There are a couple farm dogs that may bark to greet you but neither live in the house. You're welcome to walk around the place but please don't pick any fruits or vegetables since these are sold to stores, resturants and individuals. We have a community outdoors sauna night nearly every Sunday evening that guests are invited to join. Clothing is optional but we will respect your privacy if you choose not to sauna. Except in freezing temperatures, there is an outdoor shower with a limited hot water supply. I only book 3 months in advance in case I do meet another 'love of my life' and we need the house to ourselves.
My wish is, that every time a person leaves here, our worlds are a better place.