EMBRACE A LIFE OF CREATIVITY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND HARMONY WITH NATURE IN THIS BUCOLIC RETREAT. This hand-built rustic cabin is a testament to eco-conscious living, seamlessly blending artistic flair with environmental stewardship. Crafted with recycled hemlock from a 140-year-old carriage house, the home showcases hand-hewn pinned post and beam construction. Its design is a marvel of passive solar principles, featuring a greenhouse and a thermal storage “Trombe” wall, perfectly positioned on a south-facing hill to capture the sun’s warmth. The open floorplan spans two stories plus a full basement, offering outdoor access at each level, ensuring a harmonious blend with the surrounding nature. The main floor serves as a dual-purpose living/dining area with adaptable space for a bedroom or a home office. The heart of the home is undoubtedly the kitchen which is equipped with an “Elmira Stove Works” cast iron stove, an emblem of both beauty and functionality. Eco-friendly living is further embraced with a Clivus Multrum composting toilet. The second floor is an artist’s sanctuary featuring ample studio space, large windows for natural light, and built-in art storage. Above the garage sits a cozy library with built-in bookshelves, as well as a quaint bedroom. Embrace the great outdoors with 10 acres of serene fields and mature forests. Features of the property include a stream, five fenced pastures, and a vegetable garden–a homesteader’s dream! The presence of six outbuildings, including a corn crib, chicken house, tool shed, sheep barn, and storage sheds, supports self-sufficiency. A two-car garage/barn, a full basement with workbenches, and a cold cellar complete this remarkable home. Located in rural Berks County just 10 minutes from Kutztown, this property offers the perfect blend of solitude and accessibility. This property isn’t just a home; IT’S A LIFESTYLE CHOICE. It invites you to live in harmony with nature, to embrace sustainability, and to foster creativity. Whether you’re an artist seeking inspiration, a nature lover, a homesteader, or someone wishing to live a more eco-conscious life, this home is a rare opportunity to fulfill that dream. Please come to our open house where you can meet a local ecologist who will guide us through a discussion on the property’s natural features, land management, and small-scale agricultural use.

From: Zillow

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