Buzzy Off-Grid Eco-Ranch in Texas Available for Just $254,450
Author: Kellie Speed
It's a home. It's a smokehouse. It's a campground. It's sustainable living at its finest! A popular 20-acre retreat known as the Eco-Ranch Sustainable Living Educational Center recently hit the market in Alpine, TX, for an affordable $254,450—down from the original listing price of $269,450 in October. The self-sustaining compound was built from the ground up by its owners, who clearly had a unique vision for the property. Offering the unique opportunity to live off-grid, the house is powered by a solar-panel system and three backup generators. The property also includes a poultry farm, goat yard, and smokehouse, plus an aquaponics system and a greenhouse that uses a rainwater catchment. "Everything they grow on the property, they eat," Braden says. "It's a self-sustainable property. . They have to enjoy nature and having other people around, but you don't have to continue the business.