Inside A Simple Amish Home – For Just $102,000 (15 Photos)

This Amish home is found at Tionesta, Pennsylvania. I hadn’t heard of the town and really had no guess where in the state it might be. It turns out this community is in Forest County, in northwestern PA. And it is a well-established settlement – founded in 1972, with a total of three Amish churches today.

Northwestern Pennsylvania is a region with numerous Amish settlements scattered across the map. Every county in the region seems to have at least one or two communities, and some a half-dozen or more. Tionesta, by the way, is a Native American term meaning “The home of the wolves.” The English translation sounds less inviting, though I’d assume few wolves can be found within town limits today, at least.

Home Description

On to the home, which is quite a plain one and on the rough-looking side. Right away we see it is listed as having three bedrooms, and no bathrooms, suggesting a more conservative group.

The home style itself is not an originally Amish one. Though, it does have an Amish look to it now. Built in 1910, it predates this community by decades. Here’s the description from Zillow:

Welcome to this Amish owned farmhouse on a sprawling 11.64-acre lot, perfect for those looking to embrace the serene hobby farm lifestyle. This unique property offers endless possibilities for creativity and self-sustainability. Offering a blank canvas for your vision, this property boasts incredible potential. While the home requires some renovations, including plumbing and electrical work, the low asking price makes it an excellent opportunity for those willing to invest their time and skills. Give us a call today!

Not too much information there, though that is a pretty large lot. Let’s have a look inside.

Inside the Home

Large entry area sink, with an appropriately large and practical towel for drying. And a sizable three-level oven.

The day the real estate photographer came by was also a day for baking, as we see by the fresh loaves in the following photos.

Though the appearance of this residence is rough around the edges, I think these photos are beautiful in their simplicity.

Bread pans on the left.

The perfect place to have a seat and warm up.

A view from the other direction.

This entryway room has a place to lay down.

The electric fixtures also give away this home’s non-Amish origins. Bulbs still in their sockets.

Another bedroom with a similar old light – and which looks like it is doubling as storage for windows right now.

A third bedroom. Quarters feel a little tight, which might be why this Amish family is moving on.

There are just a couple of shots from outside the property, one showing buggy parking.

Price

So I’ve already given away the price of this property in the blog title. It is 1,440 square feet of floor space by the way, on that large 11-acre lot.

This happens to be one of the lower-priced Amish properties we’ve seen, currently listed at just $102,000. That likely reflects the condition of the home, location and need for upgrades to convert it to “English-ready”. The agent is Lynn Daniels of HOWARD HANNA-Forest Realty.

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    2 Comments

    1. Frank

      Pennsylvania home

      Interesting find. This has been an English house in the recent past. While there is no electrical meter on the back of the house, all the wiring and protective heavy duty piping is in place. You pointed out the light fixtures, Eric, and there are more places with holes in the ceiling and wiring hanging down. There are very modern looking wall outlets in a couple of places, especially the kitchen. There are also air vents in the ceilings indicating some sort of central heating system— probably nut in use, though.

      A good buy at that price for someone wanting to reactivate what looks from the outside as a fairly recent electrical upgrade. There are some wonky looking walls, though, possibly indicating some structural issues. Still, a good buy for someone.

    2. Boyce Rensberger

      wires

      I see what looks like a telephone line going to the house. The grid electrical service is clearly cut just outside the weatherhead.