- Armed officers on both sides of US-Canada border guard the area 24 hours a day
- House is on the market for $109,000
The circumstance of the home allowed the original owners to conduct business on both sides of the border, a catch that appealed to DuMoulin’s aunt who acquired the property in the 1950s.
Today, going back and forth between the two countries is not as easy — the northern exit of the house, which leads to Canada stays secured, for border protection reasons. And unless you’re a dual citizen, life in and around the house will certainly have its challenges.
Troy Rabideau, assistant port director of Derby Line in Vermont, says because the house is in a unique position, security is paramount in that area. Border patrol officers on the US side make sure to do a lot of outreach so they are familiar with the community on their side of the border.
However, one thing to think about, DuMoulin tells WCAX, is the extra costs of living life on the edges. He pays property taxes proportionally to both the US and Canada.