Living at the End of the World

by | Sep 13, 2014 | Archives

This part of the Blue Ridge is called the Lost Provence.   Here is an opportunity for your house to be on our farm.

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You can live at the end of the world and still be in the middle of things.

The motto at one of our nearest restaurants in Lansing North Carolina (192 friendly  people) was: “This is not the end of the world but you can see it from here”.

Merrily Farms is at the end of the world… isolated… nurtured in nature… serene… a perfect place for creativity.

When Merri and I sold our print publishing business in the 1990s, we built cabins and a seminar hall here.

Little Horse Creek Autumn entrance

The farm is always quiet and peaceful and relaxing.


In times that so many perceive as tumultuous, inspiration becomes even more valuable and important in business.  The news on the internet, in the papers and on TV are so filled with negativity that it can be catching. In such eras, those who see positive realities gain an extra edge.  This is the place where you leave all this behind.

Our idea was to have small seminars at the farm.

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A group with us at the farm.

There was a problem.  The seminars and courses kept growing too large.  This is a pleasant problem but a difficulty still.

We have given up and have the seminars in West Jefferson at the Country Club where there is plenty of space.

This means we have a great cabin at the end of the world that can be someone’s home in the woods.

We are offering to lease a mountain where you can enjoy the peace and beauty of the Blue Ridge… as Merri and I do.

You can live full time or make this your escape to our remote North Carolina farm on Little Horse Creek.

Here is the creek…


Here is the cabin in spring.


It overlooks the creek.


There is a huge deck for outdoor living.

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Enjoy eating creek side overlooking the waters of Little Horse Creek.

The cabin is 800 square feet over all with enough fertile land to plant a great garden.

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The heat is propane.

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The floors and walls are pine and poplar.

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There is plenty of natural surroundings and light.


All furnishing are included.

Enjoy the deck…


overlooking the creek.

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Creek view from the deck.

The cabin is fully furnished.  There is one bedroom, one bathroom.

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The kitchen is small but…

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fully functional. Merri cooked many meals for 20+ delegates here.

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In winter, it’s a wonderland.

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Autumn is glorious.


There are deer.

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wild turkey and…

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plenty of book and rainbow trout.

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A brook trout our daughter caught in the creek.

The nearest shopping town is West Jefferson, North Carolina about 30 minutes drive.

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West Jefferson Farmers’  Market.

You live at the end of the world but are connected by high speed fiber optics internet up to 100 mbps.

Travel is easy as well. There are really low cost flights on Allegiant Airlines from our nearest airport Tri City Regional Airport (1.5 hours away) to Tampa and Orlando.  Delta connects to Atlanta and US Airways connects to Charlotte.

All this can be yours on an annual lease for $800 a month.  No tax.  No water bill. The water is gravity fed spring water from springs on the farm.  No big down payment. No mortgage. No mortgage or building insurance.

If you are interested in having a full time home or weekend cabin in the woods here, drop me a note at

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