Lumby, British Columbia

Affordable, sustainable, environmentally friendly 2 Bedroom + Den home. Bright, open & spacious but built for energy efficiency this unique rancher could support a 2nd storey, workshop or roof top garden. Made of concrete & sawdust blocks to warm in winter and cool in summer.

Green Home
$294,800 Asking Price (USD)
$1,741 Annual Property Tax
$648 Annual Utility Cost
1,759 Square Feet
2 / 2 Beds / Baths
12632 sq ft Lot Size
1981 Year Built

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Earth home set partially into the ground and constructed with precast concrete and sawdust mix blocks for insulation. Engineered roof with cement blocks set in 'J' beams, covered with a layer of cement, 2"-3" of foam insulation plus 22"-24" of earth, currently over-layed with gravel (previously grassed). The roof overhang is angled to allow Fall and Winter sunshine directly into the home for warmth through a South facing wall of windows, but shields the interior from hot Summer sunshine. Insulated South facing hanging exterior wall.

Property Description

Imagine a roof you could park your boat on, a bright South facing wall of windows, skylights, the warmth of a cozy wood burning stove in an affordable, sustainable, environmentally friendly 2 bedroom plus den home.

This open, spacious and bright unique rancher is built for energy efficiency with concrete and sawdust blocks to keep you warm in Winter and cool in Summer. The well designed kitchen makes use of oversized "lazy susans" for exceptional easy reach storage, but compact enough for quick maneuverability. Engineered roof with cement 'J' beams, layer of cement, 2"-3" of foam insulation plus 22"-24" of earth overlayed with gravel for complete insulation and strength, and could support a 2nd storey, workshop or roof top garden. With heating costs averaging approximately $54 per month, and built to last many lifetimes this home and large, fertile garden welcomes the energy conscious, and those who love the warmth of the sun.

Neighborhood Description

Lumby is a small, friendly community nestled in the heart of farmland close to Vernon BC. The area is home to a vast network of trails collectively known as “The Salmon Trail”. If your passion is snowmobiling, x-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking you’ll have access to a huge area of back-country trails leading into Graystokes Park and South all the way to Big White. Hang gliding and paragliding are also very popular in this area. The village of Lumby has hosted many national and international events, usually taking place off nearby Copper Mountain. Close to the Slocan Highway, Lumby is also the gateway to the Monashee Mountains.

Market Area

The village of Lumby and city of Vernon are located approximately 5 hours drive northeast of Vancouver at the North end of the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia; a popular destination for those who love skiing, hiking, fishing, water sports, golfing and sampling fine Okanagan Valley wines.

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Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area Yes
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Electric Radiant
Wood Stove
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Other
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Carpet
Roof Material Earth
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 0 sqft

Contact Seller

Calvin & Barbara Carr

Listing ID: 19192