I have been hesitant to put my land on the market for fear of how the natural beauty and life may be mistreated and exploited. I thought I would first open up the opportunity to this community, in the hope of finding someone who will treat the space with respect and love.
I have no doubt there will be interest here, because it truly is ideal for off-grid living, homesteading, building an ecovillage or intentional community, or even to have as a space for retreat.
The land is full of life and has a year-round natural spring. It is located within the Siuslaw National Forest and is just a 10 minute drive away from the beach. It is surrounded by a diversity of Old Groeth forests, wetland, meadows, and coastal lands.
It is very near to Drift Creek Wilderness, which is 5,798 acres of beautiful Old Growth and only one of three wilderness areas established in all of Siuslaw National Forest. It offers endless access to hiking, backpacking, fishing, and camping.
The land is also just minutes from Brian Booth State Park and Beaver Creek State Natural Area, which offer hiking trails and access to a gentle, meandering creek for paddling adventures.
I have grown up here and was raised by this land. I've seen black bear, coyote, cougar, bobcat, heron, osprey, eagle, otter, and beaver... and too much other life to name. As a kid, I would ride my bike down Beaver Creek Road to the ocean. I would explore the depths of the forests with no concept of them ever having an end. I spent my summers seeking out thimbleberries and racing my dog to the creek (although it was always pronounced crik). My friends and I would have cow-pie wars and then jump in the pond to wash up. We would create little boats from what the Forest provided and would race them down the crik. We found the steepest hills to slide down on cardboard.. almost like summer sledding.
My point is that this is an area that provides so much opportunity for reconnecting with the Earth and living with her, as your own sacred string in the web of life. I hope to find someone who can see it as this, and who feels in their heart a desire to protect such a life-giving land by acting as a steward, not as an owner.
I am open to the idea of land trades. As far as a price... I am asking 130k, but I am open to neogiation.
My phone recently broke and I lost my photos with it. I will get more photos soon (hopefully in the next couple weeks) and will post them asap.in the meantime, it is parcel #204 in the photo below.
I have been canoeing and kayaking in your "crik" many times, that is a beautiful area. I grew up in Newport 1968-1985. I recall a George Galstaun in high school, perhaps a relative.
I'm curious if you have any permaculture projects going? I didn't know about permaculture when I lived in Newport but my mom was a hardcore gardener. The coastal weather was always a challenge. Looking back I wish I would have built my mom some raised beds, I think her plants would have been a lot happier. Just curious what you may have found that worked well at the coast.
I hope that you find a buyer that will carry on your land ethic!
I'm not quite a lumberjack, but that's OK, I sleep all night and I dream all day; I'll coppice trees, I'll grow my food, and compost poo and pee! With a well and off-grid solar, it's a permies life for me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts
If it is still unsold I am very interested.
Your land if sold to me, would be a forest farm run entirely by US Veterans with PTSD. All women who are homeless and unable to hold down a 9 to 5 job. Our cash crop would be in mushrooms, along with a large food garden. The woodland would be there for the women when issues arise they can take a hike in nature. Come back to work when they have calmed down. Women veterans are not criminals or dangerous but have major trust issues as well as fear issues. US Veterans are NOT lazy. You don't make it past basic training if you are.
Help me give the people who gave all they had to this country and now are broken.
Your land would never be clear-cut. Or sold to a logging company every! Yes, we can add that to the sales contract.
It would be altered only the amount needed to put food on the table. Ferns, Flowers, Fruits, Funi but mostly left untouched. It is amazing as it is and that beauty along with love and compassion will change broken people into farmers. Our goal is not to make a quick buck but to alter the lives of the workers and owners.
Swords to plowshares works because ex-soldiers just want peace, love the outdoors, and are hard workers. People are who they have their issues with, not bears.
I have a house the is being sold in South Lake Tahoe, Ca. Not sure what you want but it is great for snow enthusiasts.
Who am I? A Woman Veteran of course. A lucky one who did not have trouble coming back to civilian life.
I am touched and heartened by your post, and the sentiment and respect for Earth it conveys.
If you are still looking for the right steward for this land, I am interested and willing to meet you in person or by phone or online.
I appreciate and share your intention for this place. You would always be welcome!