Khakalaki Farm comprises a versatile, sustainably-planned farm (or homestead), a campground, woodland, and other features. Seventy acres total.
FARM includes the Main House (lodge), adjacent cook house, pole building, workshop, pastures, orchard, paddocks and pens for animal holding and working, several dedicated garden areas, creek and woodland areas. Certified Naturally Grown certification for market garden, orchard, mushrooms and apiary (2016).
- Main House – original Girl Scout Lodge with unspoiled rustic charm. Home stays naturally cooler than surroundings during summer and is sheltered from wind in winter.
- Refinished original hardwood floors
- Large brick fireplace housing freestanding Vermont Soapstone Wood Stove for warm radiant comfort
- Propane heater for backup heat and propane stove for cooking
- Side by side refrigerator freezer
- 80 gal electric hot water tank, installed 2012.
- Approx 1200 square foot home includes open floor plan with kitchen, great room, sleeping area, and full handicap access bath with septic system.
- Screened back porch overlooks woodlands and creek nearby. Large-10 x 25 feet, could easily be enclosed for additional rooms
- Includes architectural design for remodel.
- Well with 1.5 HP pump was replaced in 2016. Enclosed and insulated well house
- Cook house – adjacent to Main House
- Concrete floors, partially enclosed, electric and water
- Outdoor gas stove
- Optional functioning wood cook stove
- Chest freezer
- Optional Stainless steel prep table
- Functional brick fireplace
- Washer and dryer connections
- Outhouses-1 double and 1 single, behind/near Main house.
- Orchard – approx. 2.5 acres and Certified Naturally Grown 2016
- 41 fruit and nut trees planted 2013. Most bearing for several years. Asian pears, plums, apples, peaches, fig, pecan, paw paw, chestnut. well-mulched and fertilized, always organic, hugelkultur beds
- Silvopasture grazing for sheep and horses
- Berms and swales to capture and optimize rain water and prevent erosion
- Herb garden located behind home. Fenced. Certified Naturally Grown. Comfrey, rosemary, yarrow, sage, lemon balm, foxglove, asparagus.
- Shitake mushroom logs, productive in cold weather for years to come
- Market garden plot~1/4 acre, always organic, amended and fertile soil, permaculture plants and blueberry bushes
- Fenced on two sides and adjacent/connects to animal working pens
- Garden shed for tool storage
- Bee hive, 1 large 10 frame super, 2 small 10 frame honey supers. Location is 2.5 miles from any traditional agriculture
- Privacy hugelkultur “fence” (windbreak)
- Pasture – sprigged well established coastal Bermuda, enclosed by 2200’ of “2 x 4” no-climb perimeter fencing, cross fenced 2017 with sheep and goat wire into 8 pens with new 12 foot gates (for equipment access), ($5000 value) and 8 NRCS water trough areas. This design facilitates rotational grazing to lower parasite exposure.
- Frontage road field fencing (1350’, 2016) with large locking double entrance gate, allows grazing of orchard while excluding garden access.
- Animal working pens with water and electricity, natural with trees and shade
- 4 pens each 30’ x 80’, fenced with 2 x 4 wire, and tube steel gates
- 6 pens each 30’x42’, with gates, hay feeders, and catch aisles – perimeter is 2x 4 wire, interior fencing cow panels
- Large pen is 100’ x 120’, fenced with 2 x 4 wire and large gates for machinery access, connects to other pens
- Milking shelter/catch pen for loading
- Hen house with nest boxes.
- Shelters in most pens
- Shop – 20’ x 30’
- concrete block walls, concrete floor, 400 amp electric service
- built-in shelving, locking doors
- 2016 privacy fence separation from campground.
- Tank for used oil disposal, misc metal/PVC/electrical and other supplies to remain
- Access gates to pastures from shop.
- Pole barn – 36’ x 20’
- 2 bays, one with loft storage and the other 12’ clearance for machinery. Shelving.
- Chicken house-wood and wire with block around base of house to prevent digging predators. Houses up to 100 chickens, with roosts and metal nest boxes.
CAMPGROUND includes “Camp House” (enclosed pavilion for gathering / cooking / games / events, 4 “Treehouse” cabins, RV sites, tent sites, fire ring, nature trails, bridges.
- Campground has separate gated entrance for direct access from public road
- Seclusion from farm property via fencing, buffers, screens for privacy and security
- Camp House – enclosed with half wall and screened on top. Has electric and water service, lights, fireplace, and woodburning stove. Kitchen corner with sink, propane stove and refrigerator. Lots of storage space.
- Tree Houses-4 total, each is 12 x 16 feet in size with 8-9 windows
- Three are refinished with dual pane vinyl windows, insulation, electric, interior walls, locking doors, a/c, curtains, Ready to rent! One is rustic girl scout design, with screened windows and door.
- RV spaces – 12 total, with potable water, electric, and grey water drainage. Several are drive-through, most are back-in
- Shower and compost toilet set up for on-demand hot water unit for year-round showering
- Double outhouse
- Wide bridge over creek below campground
- Multiple tent spots in main area, in forest by road and across creek.
- Borders Lake Trenton – beautiful sunsets over the lake and fresh breezes
- Well – 1.5 HP new pump in 2013 and well house with concrete floor, insulation and storage area.
Other property amenities:
- NRCS approved project monies totally $19,828 for road improvement, terracing, high tunnel (960 sq feet), water bars, and more. Transferable to new owner.
- Spring on property, clear source contributing to Shaws Creek tributary (source of City of Aiken water).
- Good flowing year- round creek in historical creek bed, fed from Lake Trenton outfall and several springs. Contains fresh water mussels, nice sandy bottom, and minnows. Could be used to supply irrigation water through solar or mechanical pumping.
- Historical site of Indian presence. Pottery shards and arrowheads found on site, a 1925 quarter found.
- Suspension bridge over the creek, nice attraction.
- Three other Girl scout bridges.
- Pristine riparian zone with old growth tulip poplar, white oak, hickory, maple, sourwood and more. Sassafras and holly abound. Home to rare forest orchids, kalmia, wild azaleas, and mushrooms. Medicinal reishi and turkey tail and edible chanterelle, lions mane and other mushrooms have been identified.
- Hardwood timber value.
Entire property $420,000.
Some equipment may be available for purchase.
Prefer to sell entire, but will consider splitting into 2 portions:
Farm, home and 35 acres including shop: $350,000
Campground and 35 acres: %150,000
Motivated seller wants the optimal buyer experience-let me help you realize your dream! Bring your vision and let’s make it happen! 😊