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20 acres for sale, north east Nevada

 
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Photos from 20 acres of land where I was doing desert permaculture and water-retention projects. I have retired from working on this project. Wanted to free up time to do more traveling to teach at seed conferences.

It is located near Montello, Nevada. It is 8 miles (driving) from a paved road. It's in the railroad land grant area, so there is lots of BLM land in close proximity (every other square mile).

Amenities include:
checkdams
gabion
hugel
swales
travel trailer
bird boxes
road through property
Junipers
Pinion pines
pads for mounting windmill
anti-fire pruning
wildflower mecca

 
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Here's photos of a few of the earthworks.
gabion-close-up.jpg
gabion
Close up of gabion checkdam.
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rock checkdam
Rock checkdam
hugel-ravine-plants.jpg
plants growing on desert hugel
Plants growing on hugel in ravine
hugel-ravine.jpg
hugel
hugel made in ravine with netted fencing and tree branches
swale.jpg
swale
swale
 
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Here's photos of some of my favorite wildflowers that grow on the land.
4-nerve-daisy.jpg
4 nerved daisy
Four nerved daisy. Very prolific.
desert-asters.jpg
desert asters
desert asters
caulanthus-crassicaulist.jpg
caulanthus crassicaulist
Caulanthus crassicaulist, a wild brassica.
Indian-paintbrush.jpg
Indian paintbrush
Indian paintbrush
desert-buckwheat.jpg
desert buckwheat
desert buckwheat
 
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Photos of some of the bird nesting boxes.
nest-box
bluebird nesting box
Bluebird nest box. Don't know what's actually using it...
 
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Some photos from various places on the property.
great-view-1.jpg
desert view
Great view towards the north east
great-view-2.jpg
great mountain overlook
Great view towards the southeast
travel-trailer.jpg
travel trailer
Travel trailer in the main canyon
unofficial-boundary-estimates.jpg
boundary markers
Unoffical estimate of boundaries
windmill-anchors.jpg
wind tower anchor pads
Anchor pads for windmill
main-canyon.jpg
main canyon
main canyon
 
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is there any water? chance of power hook up? and how much? would you want to trade for a house?
 
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bernetta putnam wrote:is there any water? chance of power hook up? and how much? would you want to trade for a house?



Water is rain, snow, and flash flood only. Some water collects in the pond, and catch basin under the trailer. Some of my neighbors haul water from Montello. I think that the state requires municipal water systems to provide water to people that need it. The closest power lines are 8 miles away.

I'd love to trade for a house, but a house is worth much more than desert land.

For pricing, chat with my realtor. I don't have any idea what market value is.  
 
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As for water in Nevada, you should be able to drill a well without any hassles,

Is a permit required to drill a domestic well within the State of Nevada? No. Domestic wells are the only type of water well exempt from the State Engineer's permitting process (Nevada Revised Statutes 534.080 and 534.180). ... Multiple dwellings are considered a quasi-municipal use and thus, require a permit.
Water Rights,

Water Rights, Well Drilling and Dam Safety in Nevada

It's a huge plus in my book for Nevada land.  I've read that such wells are limited to 1800 gallons PER DAY!  before you need to get additional permission, ie irrigating acres.  I think the only other limit is if city or rural water is available you have to connect to that.
 
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