Monday, July 30, 2012

Need an Off-Grid Survival Retreat?

Although many of us wish we could afford an off-grid survival retreat, they can be a pretty expensive project.  Here' s an example of a fairly nice place that is coming up for auction north of Houston which looks like it has most everything you would need to survive off-grid. This should give you a good idea of the kind of costs and effort that is involved in building a survival retreat. It doesn't come cheap.


Saturday, August 25th, 11:00 AM

Registration: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM


17863 Reinhardt Rd, Conroe, TX 77306

Online Absentee Bids:

Pre-Register & Place Bid Online


Tour & Preview:Saturday, August 11, 10AM - 2PM and 10:00 AM Day of auction

Appointments will be considered on case-by-case basis.

INSPECTIONS: By Appointment

Appraisals, Mechanical, Termite, etc. - All inspections must be completed no later than 72-hours prior to auction.


From Hwy 59, New Caney: Take FM 1485 exit. Go West on FM 1485 approximately 8.3-miles. Reinhardt Rd is on your right (Maximum Auto Repair on the corner, just past Dollar Store).
From Houston, Hwy 45: Take Needham Rd (Hwy 242) exit, turn right (East) and go ~10.7-miles. Turn left on FM 1485. Reinhardt Rd is 2-miles on your right (Maximum Auto Repair on the corner, just past Dollar Store).
From Conroe, S Loop 336: Take FM 3083 South, approximately 9.2-miles. Turn right on FM 1485. Reinhardt Rd is ~500-Feet (0.1-mile) on your left (Maximum Auto Repair on the corner).

Please Note:
Personal Property items seen in photos were sold in a different auction that ended July 26th.
The August 25th Auction is for the Real Property Only. No Personal Property will be sold at this auction.

For more information, contact us by
Email or 281-241-7848

Self-Sustaining Homestead Overview Country living with big city amenities nearby. This Montgomery County property is in a rural area, but minutes away from restaurants, shopping, theater & hospitals. Fire, ambulance and emergency services are minutes away. It is located ~8 miles west of New Caney (Hwy 59) and ~12 miles east of I-45 at Conroe , ~14 miles from The Woodlands, ~15 miles from Kingwood and ~20 miles to the Will Clayton Pkwy to reach Houston's Intercontinental Airport.

This 7.7 acre property consists of 4 Deeds to a total of 6-lots and due to the many features that ties it all together, it will be sold as a complete package. The Montgomery County Appraisal District indicates this property consists of Lots 6 (A & B), 7, 14, 15 & 16, as referenced in the survey map.

The front property borders include 250´ road frontage to FM 1485 and approximately 512´ on Reinhardt Rd. There are also two rear entrances to the property on Nonesuch Rd. The property is completely fenced, with 6´ chain-link fencing on the front, 8´ wrought iron security fencing on the back and has three 8´ security gates.

This "Green Living" property is fully self-sustaining. In addition to natural gas throughout the property and public electric utilities, it also has two 20KW natural-gas-powered back-up generators tied into the breaker boxes on each of the two houses.

There are three (3) water wells. One is a hand-pump well and the other two wells have electric pumps connected to the whole house generators for water during power outages.

Features & Amenities:
4200sf House w/Detached Two Car Garage2400sf House w/Carport578sf cottage house being used as country store Above Ground Pool w/Decking Mobile Home3200sf Workshop1600sf Welding Shop324sf Greenhouse900sf Goat Barn w/Stalls & Milk Room450sf Chicken House w/Brooder Two Dog Kennels800sf Hay Barn1200sf Storage Building400sf Stucco Storage Building225sf Stucco Well House Two Organic Garden areas Fruit Trees Orchard Grape Arbors & assorted Berry Bushes Lots of Shade Trees & Bamboo