Imagine owning a slice of paradise in an emerging green neighborhood, only one mile from the center of Laytonville. Seeking homesteaders, pioneers, and visionaries who are interested in a semi-rural setting, living close to the land, and building their dream in a community of good neighbors. Owner financing offers an affordable way to manifest your dreams!
Four acres, $179k
Parcel is part of a four-parcel subdivision and meets all of the requirements for legal development. Each parcel can have two single-family homes. Each parcel has approved four-bedroom septic system designs on file with the county health department. County water is currently unavailable; wells are the most logical choice for water. Rainwater catchment is an option. (Other strategies are possible.) Power is available either by extending the grid, solar and/or generators. A community electricity micro-grid is possible if neighbors want to co-create one. Click here for RR1 zoning information.
All four parcels are accessed by a county/state approved 18-foot wide road and have an annual road maintenance agreement, i.e. “Road Association.” The Road Association is the only legally binding relationship between the four parcels at this time.
Is the parcel developed?
No, the parcel is undeveloped. It has an approved septic system design. There is no water or power.
Are water and power available?
To be developed by buyer. Well water and solar are common features of off-grid homesteads.
Where can I see the approved septic system design?
At the Mendocino County Environmental Health Department.
Are there alternatives to septic systems, such as composting toilets?
Inquire at the Mendocino County Environmental Health Department.
How many homes can each parcel support?
Each parcel can support two homes—a main home and an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit).
Do I need a realtor?
No, but we can connect you with our realtor if you’d like to move forward with additional inquiries and to schedule a tour. You are welcome to hire your own realtor.
Can I camp on the land?
Can I live in a trailer or tiny home on wheels?
Yes, but not 365 days a year. County and state regulations may be subject to change—please check the current regulations. Please see the “Tiny Home on Wheels Scenario” below.
How much does it cost to develop land?
This depends on what you want to do with your parcel. Will you be living in a one-bedroom tiny home or building a 5,000 square foot four-bedroom home?
What are the details of the Road Association?
Details provided upon further inquiry.
What are the terms of owner financing?
Details provided upon further inquiry.
TINY HOME ON WHEELS SCENARIO
Welcome to a world of potential for living large while decreasing your cost of living and your carbon footprint. Unlike old school travel trailers—streamlined with plastics, vinyls, and faux wood—tiny homes on wheels are literally miniature houses, often with beautiful craftsman details. They are energy and space efficient and a fraction of the cost of a conventional home. The land is flat with easy access—an 18-foot wide public/private road leading to all the parcels—making for a smooth ride onto a building or trailer site.
The tiny home option is a viable, legal way of developing a relationship with your land in the country. Many people pitch tents or camp in their trailers while enjoying their property as a weekend getaway or while building their dream home. A tiny home on wheels offers a totally different experience that is comfortable, cozy, and will meet all of your basic needs. Tiny homes come in different sizes and cover a wide range of budgets, from small bare-bones homes to larger, more luxurious craftsman abodes. Tiny homes on wheels are the way to go!
If you’re serious about tiny home living, we encourage you to do thorough research before investing in one, be it ready-made or something you custom build. There’s an abundance of information online, and Northern California is blessed to have several experts in the tiny homes world who can assist you in designing and building your own.
Gallery photos: ESCAPE RV / Steve Niedorf
LIFE IN LAYTONVILLE AND MENDOCINO COUNTY
Laytonville is a small, friendly town located in northern Mendocino County on Highway 101. While many people associate Mendocino County with the coastal town of Mendocino, Laytonville is inland and nestled into the Long Valley. The parcels are located only one mile away from the town center. Laytonville has all of the basic goods and services that a small town can offer—schools, bank, lumber yard, farmer’s market, nursery, hair salons, thrift stores, restaurants, gas station, post office, and other assorted small town businesses. Nothing more, nothing less.
A short drive from the town of Willits and an hour away from Ukiah, the county seat, Laytonville is within an hour of the coast and is three-hours from San Francisco. The towns of Mendocino and Ft. Bragg are nearby, as is the Lost Coast. Humboldt County is a short drive North.
Rural Northern California has all of the recreational opportunities that most natural areas have—rivers, hiking, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, and more. Redwood groves are nearby at Admiral Standley Park and the Avenue of the Giants in southern Humboldt County. The Black Oak Ranch, home to the Kate Wolf Music Festival and other music gatherings, and colorful Camp Winnarainbow are several miles north of town. Branscomb Road takes you from Laytonville to the Angelo Coast Range Reserve, a protected watershed and research facility managed by the University of California. On the South Fork of the Eel River, the Reserve offers research opportunities for graduate students in the biological sciences, and educational field trips for local schools. There are terrific swimming holes on the Eel River!
THE GREEN RUSH
Laytonville is in the heart of the Emerald Triangle, where cannabis plays a role in the local economy. With cannabis legalization there are a host of new businesses and enterprises that are infusing capital into Mendocino County and California as a whole. The transition from black market to legal cannabis is underway and is a frequent topic in the community and the local press. While some farmers are holding onto the old ways, many are embracing the future of legalization and compliance. If you’re interested in moving to this area to farm cannabis, be sure to research it carefully. The parcels for sale are zoned RR1.