There's an A-Frame on Highway 160 near West Plains, MO in Howell County for sale for $30,000. West Plains is the largest town of any size in the area, but still small enough to be enjoyable for small town living. It is in a nice location in south-central Missouri. It is convenient to visit all parts of the Ozarks from this location.
The A-Frame was built in 1972. You can see the era in the carpet colors, that's for sure. It could use some updating, but it's got beautiful woodwork and it's very roomy at 1,944 sqft with 3 BR/2.5 BA. It also has its own well, an attached greenhouse and a one-car attached garage. It sits on 4.5 acres, which is an impressive amount of land. The way land prices are, this property is a steal.
I saw it listed at Ozark Mountains Real Estate, which is convenient because it shows all of the MLS listings for the Ozarks. OMRE is located in Ava, MO. This A-Frame is MLS Number 109198 and the listing agent is Century 21 Ozark Hills Realty, Inc. The annual property taxes are $505.28.
If my savings were near the asking price, I'd take a look at it. Gives me something to look forward to in the future. Here's some photos.