This property has now been sold.
Here for sale is my lovely old off grid property, located up in the Apennines of Tuscany. Remote and hard to find, and yet close to Pisa, Lucca, Florence and all the wonders of Italy.
It consists of a kitchen, living room, and three bedrooms over three floors. There is a barn attached which needs some work on the roof but would pretty much double the space if completed. It is constructed out of stone and the walls are about half a meter thick and I would guess it is about two or three hundred years old.
We have no mains electricity and water comes from a spring at the back of the house. We have a gas stove, but we hardly ever use it as most of our cooking is done on the original massive open fire.
I have put in a few basic comforts, we have a bank of batteries and some solar panels which gives lighting in the rooms for the evening and hot water for showers comes from a small gas water heater, but it is all very basic. I have added a gas fridge to the kitchen so we can keep food longer. We have unlimited firewood so even in the depth of winter with snow on the ground its always nice and toasty inside.
We have about half a kilometer of trout stream and around 13 hectares of land according to google maps, but this is a bit of a guess, lets just say there is a lot of it. Our nearest neighbor is about twenty minutes walk but there are not a lot of people up here. At night when we sit out under the stars, we don’t see a single light bulb.
Access is interesting, from our nearest village you drive up a tarmac road for about 5km, it turns into a graded track for about another 1.5km and there you park. From there you take a short walk to our stream, which you cross and then about a 70m steep path up to the house. You cannot drive up to the house, but I have put a cable lift in from where you can park, which has a capacity of about 200kg so its quite easy to get stuff up there.
There is no internet or phone signal at the house itself but if you walk up the hill a little then you can get a signal if you really feel the need to be connected. No TV, no netflix, no instagram, just peace and quiet.
We are surrounded by old woodland, as far as the eye can see, and you share it with a lot of wildlife, and I mean a LOT. We get spectacular displays of fireflies from about mid May to mid June, and our stream has lots of beautiful natural swimming pools and has plenty of trout but they are not easy to catch.
We have had a lot fun here over the years but now I have another project on the go and I simply don’t have the time to be there as often as I would like and I don’t like to see it not being used so we have decided to sell and let someone else enjoy the rare pleasure of truly feeling you are in nature.