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URBAN HOMESTEAD now sold

1/3 acre urban homestead property for sale

Create your small farm oasis in the city — Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario

The home and 1/3 acre property that our family has loved for the past 20 years is now for sale! This property features a 4 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home, with a unique and cozy 400 sq foot strawbale home addition. The strawbale addition includes infloor heating, cork floor, and Jotul woodstove in a living room area, plus a bedroom area and a small loft (a perfect kids space for sleeping or playing).

We have been operating an urban homestead and eco-conscious B&B here for more than a decade. The house has been kept chemical-free, smoke-free and fragrance-free, painted with non-toxic paints, with natural cork flooring in several rooms, original wide plank pine flooring in the main house and upstairs bedrooms, and natural materials and finishes used throughout. The yard and gardens have not been sprayed with any chemicals for 20 years, and we have grown abundant vegetables and herbs in raised bed gardens using organic, no-till, permaculture and no spray methods to build healthy soil. The City of Kitchener bylaw legally allows for backyard chickens, so you can enjoy keeping a few backyard hens for fresh eggs (yard comes with chicken coop). The property is host to a wide variety of birds, toads, frogs, butterflies, bees and other wildlife.

Additional building: 600 sq foot passive solar greenhouse/studio/workshop in the backyard has electricity and passive solar heat. Greenhouse has ample space for starting all your garden seedlings or growing winter greens/sprouts. Workshop has long tool bench and lots of shelving for storing tools. Main floor studio area has lots of natural light and wood counters, and has been used for teaching classes. Loft upstairs is currently used as a second studio space. Would be a great space for an artist studio, yoga room, teaching small group classes, or rentable as a small guest space through Air B&B.

Located in a friendly and vibrant “midtown” neighbourhood of Kitchener in easy walking/cycling distance to nearby parks, community gardens, trail, cafes and bakeries, grocery stores, schools, shopping, and community centre with pool. Minutes away from the new transit hub and train station, Google, The Tannery, Kitchener Farmers Market, Kitchener Public Library, and other uptown Waterloo or downtown Kitchener businesses and amenities. This property backs directly onto the new Spurline Trail, a popular walking/cycling trail that runs between Waterloo and Kitchener.

Also included in this property:

  • huge 1/3 acre yard, a rare find in this urban location!
  • large chicken coop and two adjacent fenced chicken runs
  • large 3 bay composting area
  • fruit trees (apple, damson plum, mulberry)
  • berries (raspberries, sea buckthorn, elderberry, bush cherries, grapes, currants, gooseberries)
  • 20+ varieties of medicinal and culinary herbs
  • raised bed gardens with established perennials like rhubarb and asparagus
  • outdoor wood-fired pizza/bread oven made of cob (earthen construction)
  • covered patio/eating area and wood storage beside the outdoor oven
  • several extra outbuildings (bike shed, wood shed, board & batten garden shed)
  • 600 sq foot passive solar greenhouse/studio/workshop with loft area
  • raised bed planter running the length of the greenhouse, with floor to ceiling for shelving for storage and potting bench/table
  • naturalized front yard with perennial plants, pollinator-friendly and native plants

R5 zoning on this 1/3 acre property affords lots of options for the eco developer, such as a granny flat, co-housing, Air B&B, duplex, lot severance potential, etc. Offers great income potential for the right person who wants to renovate or build.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 13 2021    ID: 59856