NYLandQuest #: lq31862

111 acres Earthen Home Earthship in Charleston NY 4609 State Highway 30A


111 acres homestead with Earthen home in Charleston NY, Montgomery County.

Own your own Wildlife Sanctuary!

Self-reliance lifestyle in upstate NY.  This property has it all for any family looking for this kind of opportunity to live off the land!

Home features:

Newly constructed 1,100 square foot Earth home with timber framing, kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom, comfortable den, bedroom with 50 feet of large windows overlooking two large ponds right off the foot of the home loaded with large bass, catfish, perch and bait minnows.

Easy off grid living with solar system, wood stove and radiant floor tubing installed should a conventional form of heat be desired.  Internal root cellar as well as an ice room for ice storage (currently a pantry).  Refrigerator and a freezer which run off their own solar package and a propane gas stove.  LED lighting, on demand propane hot water, dry well for sinks and has a composting toilet, built in closets and Murphy bed.  200 ft. drilled well.  Home is naturally cool in the summer and stays warm in the winter.

Land features:

Approximately 111 acres with road access along three sides and borders the Charleston State Forest (approximately 4,000 acres) on the fourth side.  Approximately 62 acres of mixed hardwoods and softwoods with two streams running throughout and 14 ponds overall.  Four of the ponds have bass, catfish, perch, bullheads and bait minnows.  Several hiking trails run throughout the land.  Large 1/2 circle driveway with two entrances overlooking a beautiful, large, fenced enclosure with on-going raised bed vegetable garden.  Also several fruit trees, nut trees, berries, grape vines and Christmas trees.


Aside from the Earthen home, there is an 1882 one room school house which is 90% restored with original chalkboard from the 1830s, roadside power installed to assist a freeze dried vegetable business.  There is a hand dug well that goes with the school house.  Fantastic location for antique business or vegetable/garden store.

In addition, there is an 1880s English style cordwood barn with 2 bays and about 50% complete with cord wood.  It contains a wood shop and storage areas.  The second floor contains a small office, work out area and lumber storage.

Other buildings include round chicken coop, round catch all building, 2 bay composting outhouse site, woodshed, small aluminum frame greenhouse for cool weather and plant propagation, small beehive shed with hives, and vegetable stand along roadside which is very effective for roadside sales.


Large maple grove for sugaring and loaded with firewood and homestead lumber.  300+ Christmas trees.  Well-traveled road frontage making an ideal location for selling vegetables, garlic, pumpkins, eggs.  Started an orchard including pear, apple, plum, cherry, sweet chestnut, black walnut, filberts, goji berries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.


This a nature lover’s paradise with a trail leading throughout.  You are likely to see deer, turkey, grouse, squirrels, mink, turtles, coyote, raccoon, and muskrat.  Lots of migratory birds especially wood ducks, mallards, and geese.  Birds are most common as this habitat is similar to a wildlife refuge and you will see all species of native birds daily.

Priced to sell at $274,900.  Contact Pete Martino 315-269-3487, RE Associate Broker, for more information and to schedule a showing.

Size: 107 Acres Price: $274,900
Town: Charleston County: montgomery

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