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Your New Maine Off Grid Sanctuary

County: Aroostook
199 Nelson Road, Oakfield ME 04763
$275,000

Property Description

Welcome to 199 Nelson Road in picturesque Oakfield. This extraordinary property is one of the most private off-grid solar and generator-powered residences on more than 40 acres available in Maine. What sets this home apart is not only its seclusion but also the added benefit of approximately $8,000 per year in transferable easement payments – a unique feature that not only offsets property taxes but also significantly eases your house payments.

Location Situated in Oakfield with a population of 661, this property strikes the perfect balance between tranquility and convenience.

  • Only 4.2 miles away from Oakfield Village, where you will find local amenities such as a grocery store, restaurant, bank, and the County’s most economical gasoline.
  • Approximately 22 miles from Houlton, offering more extensive shopping, hospital services, and additional conveniences.
  • The cities of Presque Isle and Bangor are 61 miles (1 hour 15 minutes) and 108 miles (1 hour 42 minutes) respectively. Both have a commercial airport.
  • Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, Canada, is a mere 96 miles away (1 hour 40 minutes).

Home Built in 2016, this cozy abode offers a unique blend of modern comfort and off-grid living.

  • A thoughtfully designed 661 square feet of heated space, featuring a 20½ X 26 main area with an additional 8X16 room.
  • With one bedroom and one bath, this home provides an intimate and comfortable living space.
  • Wood and propane heating ensure warmth during colder seasons.
  • LP Gas on-demand water heater for convenience.
  • A distinctive Butter Nut live edge bar and granite counter top adds character to the living space.
  • LP Gas refrigerator and range for modern living.
  • Situated on a concrete slab with a crawl space for easy maintenance.
  • The property boasts an artesian drilled well that overflows into the scenic Moose Brook.

Off-Grid Power Sustainability is at the core of this property, with off-grid power sources including a 5 KW EG 5000 CL Honda Generator, 940 watts of PV, a Magnasine Magnum – Midnight inverter & charge controller (a 24-volt system), and eight lead-acid batteries ensuring a reliable power supply.

Garage A spacious 20 X 26 metal-clad building serves as an insulated and finished garage, equipped with a wood stove for heat and a workshop space. Additionally, the possibility of purchasing a tractor and attachments can be discussed along with the home.

Wood Shed & Chicken Coup A 9X9 wood shed provides ample storage space for approximately three cords of wood, essential for keeping warm during the colder months. You will enjoy fresh eggs while you hens enjoy the safety of the super max chicken coup that will keep out the most determined predators.

Land Spanning 46 acres of surveyed land, the property offers a diverse and captivating landscape.

  • Soils consist of 85% Thorndike rocky silt loam per NRCS.
  • Elevations range from 810 to 1,250± feet above sea level.
  • Raised garden beds cater to gardening enthusiasts.
  • 1,000± feet on Moose Brook, a tributary of the Mattawamkeag River, adds to the scenic beauty.
  • Mature timber, trails, fields, and abundant wildlife, including moose, grouse, whitetail, black bear, otter, and more, create a thriving natural environment.

Points of Interest Beyond the property’s boundaries, discover exciting recreational opportunities:

  • Direct access from the property to snowmobile trails, providing international trail riding.
  • Connect to ATV trails, exploring hundreds of miles in northern Maine.
  • Within 2.3 miles, experience the pristine waters of the Mattawamkeag River for canoeing, fishing, and exploration.
  • Within 11 miles, reach landings on both Pleasant and Mattawamkeag Lakes, known for salmon and trophy smallmouth bass.
  • Just 10 miles away, golf enthusiasts can enjoy Va-Jo-Wa, an 18-hole golf course (a shortcut through the woods reduces the distance in half).

199 Nelson Road is not just a property; it is an invitation to a unique way of life. Explore the privacy of off-grid living, the convenience of modern amenities, and the beauty of the Maine wilderness. Schedule a viewing today and seize the opportunity to make this distinctive retreat your home.

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