MLS® ID: 72560108
156 Vernon St
Gardner, Massachusetts, 01440 $170,000
"A quarter-acre homestead is for sale in the center of Gardner. The modest Victorian house faces Vernon Street, with large attached storage and work shed at the rear. The big back yard faces Osgood Street. There are 15 fruit and nut trees (some mature) here and there on the land, over 575 square feet of raised beds in the back yard, grape vines, and perennial herbs. There is room for chickens and bee hives. Enough food can be grown on the land to fill a freezer. There is a new carbon-neutral heating system. A family could live a self-sufficient, green life in the middle of town, just five minutes from route 2 and fifteen minutes from the commuter rail station. Some extras are available to help new homesteaders get started."