THE NANCY PLACE IS

FOR SALE

$185,000 firm, as is 
20% down, 1/2 closing costs, background check, financial check required 
for all owner-finance options, other terms are negotiable.   Priority will be given to buyers who can buy outright/obtain other financing options. 




  • 2 ACRE OFF-GRID PERMACULTURE HOMESTEAD
  • SOLAR POWERED, WELL, PRIVATE SEPTIC
  • 4 BDRM, 2 BATH TIMBER FRAME HOME (room for interior expansion by closing in second and third floors)
  • 1ST FLOOR/DAYLIGHT BASEMENT EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
  • RUSTIC GUEST CABIN WITH ELECTRICITY/SEASONAL WATER/HEAT
  • TIMBER FRAME BARN WITH 4 STALLS
  • WOOD HEAT & INSTALLED RADIANT PROPANE IN RAISED CEMENT FLOOR
  • ADDITIONAL LAND FOR LEASE INCLUDING TWO 72 FT HIGH TUNNELS AND BLUEBERRY FIELD  First option to purchase should land become available included in sale. 
  • THIS UNIQUE HOME WILL NEED FINISHING TOUCHES PROVIDED BY THE NEW OWNERS. THIS HOME WILL NEED WATER FILTRATION INSTALLED. 
  • Details on improvements needed: 
    • Main floor of house will need bathroom finished, finish flooring, paint, kitchen touch ups
    • 3rd floor bedrooms will need paint, trim, finish flooring.  
    • Exterior siding would be desirable. 
    • 2nd floor bedrooms, hall, bathroom & stairs will be completed with new flooring, trim, and paint prior to sale. Brand new washer just installed. Propane dryer included.  
    • Apartment is in good condition. 
    • Decking on wrap-around deck and replacement of damaged exterior trim will be completed prior to sale.  New owners will need to install a deck railing and additional access to deck as desired. 



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Owner financing may be possible to right buyer due to difficulty in financing this unique home




















At the Nancy Place Homestead in North Orland, Maine we slowly, over 16 years, carved a forested retreat, 1/4 mile off the rural road with a terraced hillside for gardens and permaculture plantings. The property has grapes, kiwi, jerusalum artichoke, elderberry, and many young fruit trees and bushes. Although life has changed drastically and rapidly for us, causing a need to move from what was thought to be our forever property, we have infused the land with love and hard work, and it's ready for new owners to carry forward their vision here. It's ideal for back-to-landers, permaculture enthusiasts, environmentalists, and bug-out property seekers. It'd also be great for a communal living situation. 

The Nancy Place paid its own way over the years. We've hosted guests in our two rental (on site) properties via Airbnb and have watched as the howl of a coyote or the hug of an animal melt the barriers & resistance to personal change. We've stood by as guests were moved to tears and vowed to change their lives as they disconnected from their "normal" busy routines. We've also assisted many with pain relief through Maine's medical marijuana program as outdoor organic growers. With the addition of two high tunnels on an adjoining leased property we also sold veggies, blueberries, crafts and baked goods both at a farmers market and directly from the property. 

The main house is livable but has many unfinished pieces, making it an ideal opportunity to have the hard work done but still get to add finishing details to make the home your own. Chimney facing, stairs, flooring, and the downstairs bathroom all need to be personalized and have their finishing touches added. 

The house is heated primarily with wood, but has radiant flooring within a raised cement slab. The radiant floor is hooked to propane but could be hooked to wood heat with the right set up. 

Water filtration is needed, in our opinion. The simple bank test comes back fine, with no nitrates and arsenic within limits, but the expansive test comes back very high in fluoride. Fluoride is often found in granite, along with arsenic, radon, and uranium. Our water shows all signs of radioactive granite, but fluoride would be the main concern, particularly with children. A reverse osmosis system is possible with a pump to a holding tank-- what you want to avoid is a system that uses too much electricity. However, this property will have a deeded right of way that is wide enough to run conventional electricity should that be desired. A deeded right of way to a neighboring spring fed well will also be included. 

Let us know if you'd like more information, and since we are selling without a realtor we'd really appreciate you linking us to any groups where folks might be seeking this kind of property. 

molly.murphymercer@gmail.com
207-949-7662