Simplify Your Life in this Saugerties Cottage on a Manageable Half-Acre, $199,000

  |  December 5, 2016

This week, we’re focusing on finding a home that will help you on your way to consuming less, and this is just the type of property we’re looking for, especially if you’re interesting minimizing and compacting your life.

Located about 15 minutes due west of Saugerties village, this 1124 square foot cottage has got the essentials: A single-floor arrangement with an open floor plan, helping to make the space feel bigger (and very conducive to intimate dinners with friends and family, which will inevitably spill out onto the attached deck). Comes with two bedrooms, one full bath, vaulted ceilings, and living room pellet stove that most likely does a bang-up job of keeping most of the house toasty-warm. And, the listing says the property comes with one ton of pellets for the stove, gratis. Just for a reality check, wood pellets cost around $250/ton, and a ton might get you through the entire winter, depending on how often you use it and how high you set the heat.

The cottage is fitted with a generator hook up/switch box. That means you can run power off-grid when the weather gets crazy…and you know it will. Saugerties might be considered in the Mid-Hudson Valley, but once you head west, you’re approaching Catskill Mountain weather.

Also includes a generous back deck with hot tub (even if you plan to simplify your life, you still need a little relaxations once in a while) and a half-acre of land. Not a lot to mow…not that you should be mowing your lawn, anyway.

Property taxes are <$4500/year.

637 Band Camp Circle, Saugerties (Village Green Realty)


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