Hampshire Hill Homestead
About the Property
Live your dream of homesteading on this private, six-acre lot high on Hampshire Hill — with stunning views of the Worcester Range, and C.C. Putnam State Forest as your backyard. With no local zoning, make your vision your reality on your own terms.
This forested property offers a bounty of old-growth cherry, maple and birch for milling and sugaring, or for privacy as you enjoy the deep serenity of one of Vermont’s most cherished mountain ranges.
Forest abutting the property to the west, its extensive network of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing is just a short walk away, through a meadow of wildflowers and the remnants of a historic apple orchard from the 1800s homestead that once graced the land.
The property is accessed by a gravel driveway, about 60 feet of which is shared with a neighboring home — which also was built by Paul Perley, who modeled it after Helen and Scott Nearing’s original back-to-nature homestead in Jamaica, Vermont. The orientation of the land affords you total privacy — from both neighbors, and from Hampshire Hill Road. The driveway currently leads directly to the workshop. A secondary and relatively flat, roughed-in driveway leads to the possible house sites. There are other options with the land configuration to open a new private driveway.