Looking to get away from all the insanity? Here’s something rustic and unique – and it’s for sale!
This old relic was once a working water mill…
This special place is tucked away in South Woodstock, Maine – a rural village that seems to have been frozen in time.
For a mere $98,000 you get 3,542 square feet of work/living space, 2.5 acres, water rights to Mill Pond, and acreage along a brook.
The property has several sheds and a septic system installed by prior owners.
According to the listing, this old place was not only a working watermill but also a town post office. Part of it has been turned into living quarters which were used in the past as a vacation camp. A large portion of the mill is currently used as a casket mill – creepy!
Let’s have a look in the living quarters…
House Crazy Sarah has no idea what could be in the hanging trash bags. Any guesses?
The old free-standing wood stove is a fascinating focal point in the main room.
The living quarters include a kitchen, dining area, and a couple of bedrooms as well as a tiny loft.
Look at the wide-planked floors in this bedroom:
Remember this place dates back to 1864. So much character!
But perhaps the most fascinating part of the building is what is now used as a casket mill.
Look at all the antique goodies that have been left behind here:
Who’s old enough to remember when minimum wage was only $1.15 an hour? Not House Crazy Sarah!
The listing states the contents of the mill can be included for additional 13k. Not a bad deal, but realistically, would the current owners actually go through the trouble of moving all that stuff out of there to bring it with them? Nah.
In any case, it’s a gorgeous property with a lot of unique history. It will make some vintage loving, nature loving soul very happy for a very decent price.
The Sunday River Living listing
The interior is much nicer than the exterior would lead you to believe (although I’m still not convinced the whole thing isn’t about to fall into the river). The owners might not move all that stuff out, but they’ll probably sell it separately and have the buyers take it away.
It does look a little precarious!