Who hasn't dreamed of escaping from the bustle of city living to your own sustainable, off-the-grid farm? If you happened to specifically dream about owning 10 fertile acres of land that included a remodeled 1920's farmhouse, guest house, auxiliary buildings, and a caretaker's house, good news: there's one on the market.

This Carmel Valley listing is known to locals as the Egg Farm, and you'll be able to continue the tradition with the chickens that come with the property—along with horses, hogs, and sheep. The property also has over 200 fruit and olive trees and seasonal row crops, and produces artisanal olive oil, heirloom peaches, apples, pears, avocados, and even watermelons.

"We built a manageable place that feeds our family and friends but doesn't fall prey to the economics of farming," says the seller, Peterson Conway. "The secret is having a resident caretaker. Fresh milk, cheese, butter, and eggs all arrive every day on your doorstep. Baskets of corn, berries, and tomatoes pile up. We keep two small vegetable beds at the main house to harvest lettuce in, but it's a few hours a month rather than a full-time job. With a caretaker, it's like locking the door and leaving on vacation—no stress."

The property, located just 10 minutes outside of Carmel, runs to the Carmel River and famed "Steinbeck Hole," and has boundaries alongside a rose farm and a winery, affording plenty of privacy. The multiple structures add up to 3,432 square feet of living space, with a price tag of $4.25M. And that includes the solar panels and permitted irrigation well that make the property totally self-sufficient and off the grid.

Tour the property below, or check out the listing here.

This article originally appeared on Sunset.com: "Homestead in This Off-the-Grid Farmhouse—Just 10 Minutes From Carmel, CA"


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