Green Homes for Sale - New Denver, British Columbia Green Home

New Denver, British Columbia — Green Home For Sale

Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom home for sale in New Denver. Located in the heart of the village within walking distance of all ameities, this house has been totally renovated with environmental and health concerns at the forefront of the redesign.

Listing ID: 19594

  • Healthy Home
  • Small Home
Asking Price (USD) $245,000
Annual Property Tax $650
Annual Utility Cost $400
Home Area 825 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 4792 sq ft
Year Built 2013

Property Description

This is an older house (1950's) that has been totally renovated with environmental and health concerns at the forefront of the redesign.
Features include bamboo and cork floors, earthen plasters, natural finishes, architectural concrete floors and contertops, cob chimney and fireside bench, Moroccan tadelakt shower, timber-framed accents.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The wall system is designed with very little thermal bridging in the insulation. A thick layer of earthen/clay plasters cover the exterior walls acting along with a cob bench and chimney as a thermal mass heat sink which regulates interior temperature. Local timbers and lumber have been used extensively for timber-framed accents, trim and ceilings. The interior walls are painted with a clay-casein aliz and the interior wood has been stained using shellac. The walk-in shower has tadelakt walls, a Moroccan lime plaster technique which involves waterproofing the plaster through burnishing. Energy bills can be as low as $15/month. (summertime)

Neighborhood Description

New Denver is one of the prettiest villages in North America. Nestled on the shores of unspoiled Slocan Lake in the West Kootenays, The Selkirk mountains tower above to the east and west. With a population of about 700, New Denver has an authentic small-town feel to it that feels just right. There are services here as it is the largest town in the Slocan Valley, hospital, credit union, post office, hardware store, grocery store, health food store, gym and schools are all just minutes walk away

Market Area

The surrounding mountains are a mecca for back-country skiers in the winter, and during the summer these areas open up for incredible hiking, mountain biking and kayaking. Slocan Lake is practically undeveloped and sees liittle motor boat useage, and there is a municipal campground on the south side of town for visitors, along with sports facilities. New Denver also has a great untreated water system.

School District

Lucerne Elementary and Secondary schools are located right in New Denver.


New Denver was originally inhabited by the Sinixt First Nation and settled by Europeans in search of silver in the 1890's. Boom and bust followed, some stayed behind and were joined by Doukhobours from Russia. During the 60's it became a haven for American war-resisters and then back-to-the-landers in the surrounding valleys. Outdoor sport enthusiasts, artists and craftspeople all gravitate toward the area, and all these elements are found in the culture of the Slocan Valley

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

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

Home Energy Ratings

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 82
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) Rating: -

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Other
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Milk Paint
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No