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Zack Ewing

Joined: Nov 03, 2010
Posts: 25
Location: Mid Missouri
This is a property that I just purchaced because the city wanted to demo it. It is one of the most unique houses inside and out I have ever seen and just had to save it. I love the idea of saving the urban core of towns and cities and the area we are in needs more people like us on this forum. This house sits on a nice lot and is south facing, it has a wood shop in the back yard that I feel is perfect for a chicken coop and rabbit operation. There is plenty of room front and back for gardens and aquaponics systems. The house has one bathroom and 2 bedrooms and like I said VERY unique and was sided with pallets in a log cabin fashion. The house needs ALOT of work but I am certainlly willing to pitch in for the sake of the cause. I am only asking what I have in it which is about the cost of a cheap car. I would like to find a family in need or someone who shares the vision of making it an urban farmsted and is willing to put in the sweat to make it happen. It is located near Jefferson city Missouri

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The Light

Joined: Jan 31, 2011
Posts: 92
The outside looks really neat. Do you have any interior pics? What's the history of the place? I know  that here in NYC we have a lead problem in the soil (among other things) and need to test carefully before we plant, is that common to all cities? Sorry for all the questions, but I'm intrigued by old/odd architecture. 
Zack Ewing

Joined: Nov 03, 2010
Posts: 25
Location: Mid Missouri
Not sure of the whole history yet, but lead is not a problem here. I think it is late 1800 or early 1900s and is part of the original town. The former owner passed away and was an old hippy that had gardened the place. he was into organics and herbal meds as I found several books on it in the house. I dont have inside pics yet but the inside is even more interesting then the outside. Its kinda like Adams family meets Winchester mansion, doors that open to nothing and windows that are like shadow boxes, very unique. I need to get the house cleaned out and then I will post more pics. Went today and put the fence back up and mowed and already it looks much better. I sure hope I can find someone who will make this into what it should be. A couple thousand and lots of hard work and someone will have a nice urban farm.
Zack Ewing

Joined: Nov 03, 2010
Posts: 25
Location: Mid Missouri
Making some progress, did some mowing and yard work. Looks better already!

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