If you have been wanting to downsize and get away from the city, this could be the perfect new home for you.

The historic Turret post office is for sale, and you won't believe what they've done with the place. As you can see from the picture, the post office has been closed since 1939 so you shouldn't have to worry about any postal customers dropping by to try and mail a package.

According to westernmininghistory.com, Turret, Colorado was a small mining town near Salida that was settled in 1897. In addition to the post office, the town featured a salon, a butcher shop, a hotel, several stores, and even a newspaper.

On the south side of his property is a small piece of national forest, and the front door is less than a mile from hundreds of acres of national forest land. It's one of the most beautiful areas in Colorado. When you need to make a trip to the big city, you're just 30 miles from downtown Salida.

This rustic home is less than 700 square feet, but the layout is very efficient with two bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, a living room, and a dining room. For those cold winter nights, you can huddle around a wood-burning stove, which is more than adequate to keep the home warm and toasty.

For $185,000 you can get off the grid, and live in a historic post office, being presented by Paula Bradfield with Keller Williams Realty.

[REALTOR.COM]

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