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CONTACT

gardenofedenvortex@gmail.com

817.330.4118

7325 Mansfield Cardinal Rd

Kennedale, TX 76060

The Garden of Eden in Arlington, TX exists to showcase the potential of a free, sustainable, responsible, empowered existence. 

We are not a commercial business. We are an organization operating in a private capacity. All goods and services are offered by  donation to our cause. 

© 2018 The Garden of Eden. Created with 💛 by Live Truth Productions.

Building upon a decade of success, we are now expanding to a grander scale and are selling our sustainable homestead!

The Garden of Eden is now

For Sale to fund Eden 2.0!

Nestled in a world of its own, in a quiet corner of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex lies a sweet little sustainable community called The Garden of Eden!


The project has enjoyed unprecedented success and is now selling their homestead to found a new "city" of greater scope and grander scale! 

Read more about Eden 2.0 here.

​A beautiful farm home graces this fertile land surrounded by expansive, beyond-organic gardens. The gardens contain a large variety of wild super foods

as well as cultivated edible plants.

​Full of charm and natural beauty, this private land has many out-buildings used for animal dwellings and storage. These facilities, as well as the community's vast collection of repurposed materials and even the home's

furniture, appliances, and decorations, 

may be included in the sale

- details negotiable.
 

This charming 3,850 square foot home on 3.37 acres on the edge of Arlington, Texas is valued at $650,000.

Offers in USD and cryptocurrency will be considered.


 

Get away from the hustle and bustle to this magical private abode hidden on the edge of DFW!

Located only 5 - 10 minutes from shops, banks, post office, library, playgrounds, etc and only 30 minutes from DFW international airport, you will find everything you need here!

 

Your family can enjoy the profound benefits of nature with easy access to the conveniences of the city, or can choose to stay on site for weeks or months at a time to live off the land!

Interested buyers and investors may contact Shellie

Phone: 817-631-9972

E-mail: gardenofedenvortex@gmail.com

The Home

A beautiful, beloved, and eclectic two story

farm home originally built in 1966

sets at the front of this rural property. 

This is no cookie cutter home! It has been added

on to multiple times, grown, and evolved over

many years, affording it a classic farmhouse charm.

This is a large, one-of-a-kind home with great

character that is equipped with the comforts

of modern life and many sustainable upgrades.

This home graces fertile land surrounded by

expansive, beyond-organic gardens. 

Read more about the land and gardens below.

  • 3,850 sq ft. home with many unique,​ one-of-a-kind attributes

  • 4 bedroom, 2 of which are master suites

  • 2 3/4 bathrooms

  • 2 car garage also used as a greenhouse

  • Powder blue vinyl siding

  • Slab and pier & beam foundations

  • Municipal water and sewer connection

  • Electricity

  • Trash pickup

  • Mail delivery

  • 5-10 minute drive to banks, post office, etc.​

  • Expansive multi-level wooden deck located at the back of house

  • ​Stone and brick patio off the back deck

  • Private outdoor deck next to both master suites​

  • 2 Water heaters 

  • ​2 heating/ac units 

  • New composite roof and gutters installed in 2016

  • Hand painted and creative touches throughout the home

  • Cultivated as a sustainable property with many eco-friendly upgrades

  • Covered front porch custom with painted cement slab

  • Very large unfinished, lighted attic with extraction fan​

  • Beautiful natural light and fresh air throughout the house from great windows, a sliding glass door, and a classic, glass-paned, back door

  • 3 living/community spaces​​

  • ​Ceiling fans in most rooms​​

  • 5 ​custom, artistic, hand laid wooden floors, as well as tile, carpet, and cement in some rooms

  • Wood burning stove with copper water heating element for taking showers
    or cleaning dishes

The Kitchen

  • Open design    

  • Vaulted ceilings

  • Honey blonde hardwood cupboards/cabinets​

  • Center island with large porcelain sink

  • Eating bar and dining area

  • ​Green tiled countertops and backsplash

  • Hand finished wood floors

  • 2 bright bay windows

  • Dining area/breakfast nook

  • Swinging glass door to back wooden deck​​

  • Hot water heater and heat/ac unit in closet​​

  • Overhead lighting from a series of ceiling lamps

Stove Room

  • Attached to kitchen

  • Vaulted ceiling

  • Sliding glass doors leading out to back deck

  • Bright bay window

  • Cast iron, wood burning stove provides winter heat/hot water/cooking surface

  • Rock wall

  • Artistic hand painted wood floors

  • Ceiling fan

The Epic Hallway

  • Hand laid floor made from cross sections of fallen branches

  • Cobb, bark, and rose quartz accents

  • Built in shelving along one wall is covered in paper decoupage and artful touches

  • Hand finished textured ceiling

  • Leads from kitchen/stove room to bathroom

  • 2 lower bedrooms accessible through it

Living Room

  • Vaulted ceiling

  • Wood burning fireplace
    with walled mantel

  • Ceiling fan with lights

  • Fully custom, artistic hand-laid wooden floors made from repurposed materials

  • Recessed lighting in the ceiling

Raised Living/Dining Room

  • Ceiling fan with lights

  • 2 unique ceiling lamps

  • Painted wood walls

  • Fully custom, artistic hand-laid wooden floors made from sustainably sourced wood

  • Outside door leads to
    cement, hand-painted front
    covered porch

Lower Level

Master Suite

#1

  • Ceiling fan

  • Dual built-in closets

  • Berber carpet

  • Private wooden deck​ with private entry​

  • Unique wood embellishments

  • L- shaped bedroom

with Private Bathroom

  • Shower

  • Single sink built into cabinet

  • Wood floor

  • Private commode with tiled floor

​​
and Attached Studio/Nursery

  • Charming wood framed window to bedroom

  • Ceiling fan 

  • Carpet

  • Built-in shelving

  • Built-in closet

A Studio or Nursery is attached to the master suite, with the bathroom between them, 
​as well as a unique window that connects the two spaces. 

The master bathroom has walls and floors of custom woodwork with a unique and cozy charm.

​Private deck outside the lower level master bedroom is secluded and invisible to the outside of the house with a separate entry that lets out next to the driveway and garage. 

Upper Level Master Suite #2

  • Vaulted ceiling

  • Ceiling fan 

  • Recessed lighting in the ceiling

  • Unfinished floor, ready to install the flooring of your choice

  • Wonderful walk-in fully-shelved closet with finished hardwood floor

  • ​Attic accessible through expansive walk-in closet

  • Private balcony

​​with Private Bathroom​

  • Dual shower heads 

  •  Long countertop with 2 built in sinks

  • 15 ft room length mirror 

  • Jetted spa tub 

  • Private Toilet Room

  • Ceiling fan 


and Private Office Space

  • Outside bedroom door at the top of the stairs

  • Built in cabinets and double desk.

  • Window

The upper level master bedroom is very spacious with

excellent natural lighting at all times of day.

The floors stripped have been stripped
and

are ready to install the flooring of your choice.

A raised ceiling featured recess lighting
and a ceiling fan with light,

making for a bright room day or night.

Spacious Upper Level

Master Suite Bathroom & Closet

features his and hers vanities,

closets (that connect at the back),

and shower heads!


The master bathroom also has a

jacuzzi tub and separate commode. 

The upper level master bedroom has a private balcony.

The balcony overlooks the expansive deck.

Downstairs Bathroom

  • Easily accessible between 2 lower level bedrooms

  • ​Tub

  • Shower

  • Free standing sink

  • Toilet

  • Tile flooring

  • Tiled Walls

Lower Level Bedroom #1

  • Finished wood floor

  • Closet

  • Ceiling fan 

  • 2 Entries - to hallway and to Dining room

Lower Level Bedroom #2

  • ​Unfinished wood and cement floor

  • Closet with build in wooden shelving and rack

  • ​​Overhead lighting

  • Ceiling fan 

  • ​2 entries- to stove room and to hallway

Garage & Laundry Room

  • 2 Car Garage/greenhouse

  • Garage door replaced with large glass dual swinging doors that open to outdoor cement driveway slab

  • Linoleum Tile flooring on top of cement slap 

  • Hot water heater location

  • Sliding glass doors to laundry room

  • Ceiling Fan

  • Floor to ceiling free standing shelving

  • Washer & Dryer space

  • Space for 2 Refrigerators

  • Ceiling to floor built in open shelves

  • Unfinished floor

The Land

Set on very private land fully fenced in nestled behind a 30 foot tall bamboo boundary , this peaceful property has abundant gardens irrigated by a working well and multiple outbuildings including a 25x50 ft barn. (Read on to learn about the gardens and outbuildings!)

There is an extensive collection of sustainable building materials on the land which could be made available with the acquisition of this property.


This space has served many uses over the years: sustainable community/eco-village, CSA/community garden, retreat center, bed and breakfast, workshop/learning center, sustainable materials resource center, as well as a single family home.

​Housing for chickens, goats and rabbits already exist, setting the stage for a small sustainable farm. In its current state, this home and land could easily continue to lend itself to any of these passions!

  • 3.37 acres

  • Fenced & secure locking car gate and foot path gate. 

  • Gravel driveway with concrete slab next to the garage

  • 30 foot tall living bamboo border along the street facing perimeter provides privacy and building material

  • 120 foot well drilled in 2009 New pump in 2016

  • Natural small seasonal pond located in rear of property

  • Borders large, open fields of grazing & pastureland on the neighbors' acreages

  • Outdoor shower with year-round 55 degree water pumped straight out of the ground - one of the most refreshing ways to beat the heat of Texas summers! 

  • Rain barrels

  • Extensive variety of sustainable materials​

  • Walkways hugged by mints and dozens of wildcrafted medicinal plants and herbs

  • vast collections of upcycled sustainable building materials may be included in the land sale if you wish - details negotiable

The Gardens

The ample and abundant gardens contain a large variety of edible and medicinal cultivated and wildcrafted plants. 

Many are well-established and will come back year after year, while others need more nurturing and attention.

You could rest in this quiet oasis under mature fruit and nut trees or on a bed of soft, aromatic mints. Stroll through the property while feasting on the beyond organic produce provided by the fertile soil of the raised beds and football field-sized garden.


Enjoy the peace of mind of providing your family with a healthy lifestyle as you benefit from the established, relaxing, healthful environment and more nutritious food than you can buy anywhere!

You can have more than enough amazing, free food for yourself, your family, friends, and neighbors! With enough attention, you could produce a bounty to offer at a farmer's market or local co-op.

You can also process the plants by drying for tea and herbal blends, extracting the oils, or making tinctures to create healing compounds for yourself or as another potential revenue stream. 

  • Nutritious, 120 foot well with working pump perfect for garden irrigation (or the outdoor shower!)

  • Large, rich in-ground garden plot roughly the size of a football field, with many smaller plots throughout the property

  • Dozens of raised beds with ample growing space

  • 2 hugel mounds 

  • ​Hundreds of pounds of mulch​

  • 1 acre of fertilized soil

  • Several large compost piles, both active and complete

  • Hundreds of varieties of edible and medicinal wildcrafted and cultivated plants

  • 30 foot tall living bamboo border around the street facing perimeter of the property

In-ground Gardens

Most plants in the ground are seasonal. We get a great selection at different times of the year such as:

  • Greens like rainbow chard, arugula, collards, kale, lettuces, mustard

  • Asparagus

  • Beets

  • Tomatoes

  • Yellow cherry tomatoes

  • Ground cherries

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Gourmet artisan potatoes

  • Gourds

  • Multiple types of squash

  • Cucumbers

  • Radishes

  • Carrots

  • Watermelon

  • Okra

  • Loofah sponges

  • Onions: green, yellow, white, leeks, garlic chives

Herb Gardens

There are several areas on the properties where medicinal and edible herbs thrive! Here are a few varieties we nurture:

  • ​5 kinds of basil: lemon Thai, Italian ruffled, globe, opal, licorice

  • 9 kinds of mint: lemon, orange, chocolate, pineapple, spearmint, strawberry, peppermint, English, lime

  • Parsley

  • Cilantro

  • Oregano

  • Rosemary

  • Lemon balm

  • Lemon grass

  • Curry

  • Garlic

  • 4 kinds of thyme

  • Shiso

  • Comfrey AKA knitbone, known for its amazing ability to heal contusions, broken bones, and other traumatic injuries

  • Lyre leaf sage

The Raised Beds

  • Many monster truck tire raised beds lie in the center of the in-ground garden and are filled year-round with organic lettuces, exotic greens, yellow cherry tomatoes, and seasonal herbs.

  • BJ’s bed, named after one of our favorite chefs, is loaded with root vegetables, wild tomatoes, greens and herbs.

  • Corner bed lies at the corner of the main walk path. Greens grow well here.

  • Trailer house beds are small raised pallet beds with great soil.

  • Strawberry bed is about the size of a bus, but is only a year old and is still filling in. 

  • Railroad tie bed lies next to and is twice the size of strawberry bed.

  • Octagonal bed grows lettuces, cabbages, wild tomatoes, and seasonal herbs. This raised bed is roughly the size of a large plastic kiddie pool.

  • 2 large beds made from stumps contain ​squash, sow thistle

  • There are also multiple container gardens throughout the land.

Flowers

  • Wisteria

  • Mimosa

  • Crepe Myrtle

  • Wedding Bouquet

  • Iris

  • Several varieties of Lily including spider, day, and calla

  • Spider Flowers

  • Hyacinth

  • Daffodils​

  • Wild roses

  • Native sunflowers

  • Calendula

  • Lantana

  • 4 o'clocks

Trees

  • 4 fig 

  • 4 pecan 

  • 3 mulberry 

  • 4 peach

  • Numerous elms, oaks, and Bradford pears

  • 4 moringa

  • Magnolia

  • Red tipped photinias

  • Many Hackberries

Berries

  • Numerous blackberry bushes

  • 3 blueberries bushes

  • 1 pomegranate 

  • 3 mulberry trees

  • Many Hackberry trees 

  • Strawberries patch

  • Local grapes

Wild Super Greens

  • Lambs quarters

  • Cleevers

  • Oxalis

  • Henbit

  • Yellow Dock

  • Chickweed

  • Dandelion

  • Sow thistle

  • Persian speedwell

  • Carolina geranium

  • Plantain

  • Horsetail

  • Yaupon holly, the highest caffeinated plant in North America!