This super cute, fully sustainable, off-grid home in Southeast Arizona is completely one of a kind and is move-in ready!
|Annual Property Tax||$296|
|Annual Utility Cost||$100|
|Home Area||600 sq ft|
|Total Property Area||43560 sq ft|
Listing ID: 20622
Cash purchase only...Unless buyer has a lender that will loan on a 100% off-grid property.
This off-grid house is constructed using 7 inch wide solid burnt adobe bricks and was
specifically calculated and designed as an off-grid home. This house features the correct amount of overhang to successfully shade the house during the peak hours of summer days with large low-E double pane windows to allow cross ventilation air flow, and those same large windows provide passive solar heating in the winter when the sun is lower in the sky.
The house is located on a 0.67 acre parcel (Parcel 40629623A) and the sale includes an
additional 0.33 acre parcel (Parcel 40629621) which is directly adjacent to the house parcel making it a total of 1 acre and is located approx. 4 miles north of the city of Douglas, Arizona in Cochise County. This location provides a peaceful, rural setting that is only minutes to Douglas with all the basic services you need and is also relatively close to shopping/activities/services that the cities of Bisbee, Tombstone, and Sierra Vista offer.
Douglas has numerous community facilities including an indoor aquatic center, art gallery,
seven parks, an 18-hole golf course, tennis and racquetball courts, a recreation center, public library, Cochise College and affiliated University of Arizona course offerings, plus an impressive list of community programs and activities for its citizens.
Cochise County is home to a rich native history and old time western lore. The County spreads out across dry grasslands to the fantastic rocky spires of the Chiricahua
Mountains and the mountains of Coronado.
The house is at an altitude of 4,200 ft providing comfortable year-round temperatures and an average of 285+ days of sun every year.
Sit and enjoy the astonishing sunrises as the morning sun’s glow ascends over the
Saddle Gap Mountains while enjoying your cup of coffee or tea. Do a bit of exploring during the days and take in all that the area has to offer. Explore the Chiricahua Wilderness, Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge, and the Chiricahua National Monument and Coronado National Monument all nearby. As your days wind down enjoy the magnificent sunsets as the sun descends over the Mule Mountains, and the dark nights interrupted only by the countless stars, and drift off to sleep with the tranquil sounds of nature.
Enjoy the benefit and peace of mind of living in this completely off-grid home which provides you with free electricity as you are your own on-site electric company so you never have to worry about interruption of service (power outage) or electricity rate increases.
In addition to this house being specifically designed as an off-grid home using burnt adobe bricks, this little gem was completely renovated in 2020/2021. Quality materials and workmanship make this a beautiful home. The owner has taken great pride in remodeling with lots of care, attention to detail, and quality upgrades with the following features:
Thermatrue entry door and French doors featuring internal mini blinds
Milgard Ultra series fiberglass windows (low-e double pane)
Italian Marazzi Artea Stone Noce 20x20 porcelain floor tiles throughout adding to its
spacious feel and low maintenance upkeep
Rinnai V65i on-demand tankless propane hot water heater
Solid butcher block countertop with hickory kitchen cabinets
Elkay extra deep heavy-gauge stainless steel kitchen sink with Delta faucet
GE propane stove/oven
Magic Chef refrigerator/freezer
Hammered copper bathroom vessel sink with Moen faucet
Solar powered surveillance system (exterior and interior)
Enduraplas water storage tanks
Goulds J5S ½ hp shallow well jet pump
Water filtration system
Amtrol 32 gallon pressure tank
Everything listed above was installed in 2020/2021
Off-Grid solar electric system
2.7kw / 48 volt solar system professionally installed by a local licensed company who
specializes in complete solar installations and service of off-grid and grid-tied solar systems in southeastern Arizona (Lighthouse Electric & Solar)
(12) 320-watt panels
OutBack Power Systems 3600 watt converter/charger, 80 amp MPPT controller and
(8) Rolls Surrette S-480 L16 Flooded lead acid batteries & components
The rain water catchment (roof catchment) system utilizes three Enduraplas water tanks for a total of 7,500 gallon capacity. Rain water catchment is utilized from the roofs of the 600 sq ft house, 200 sq ft studio, and 500 sq ft carport. The water is pumped through a Goulds Pump J5S ½ hp Shallow Well Jet Pump into an Amtrol-Well-X-Trol 32 Gallon Water System Pressure Tank, then filtered through a filtration system consisting of a 50 micron spin down filter, 5 micron cartridge filter, and charcoal cartridge filter before it is pumped into the house.
The homeowner reports that water capacity has never fallen below 80% capacity.
Other Notable Features
10’ x 20’ Second building is currently used as a yoga studio, meditation studio, crafting studio and would make a great hobby room.
American Steel Carport 20’ x 25’ x 8’, 12 gauge
Two 20’ new “one trip” shipping containers, that combined, provide a total of 292 sq ft of floor space and 2,344 cubic ft of storage space. These new shipping containers are wind and water tight, rodent proof, and are totally maintenance free.
250 gallon propane tank (rental contract thru Cochise Supply in Douglas, AZ) should
last 4-5 years before needing refilled. Annual tank rental fee is currently $65.00
Conventional Septic System
Property taxes so low they're practically nonexistent.
Parcel 40629623A 0.67 acres 2021 property tax $288.34
Parcel 40629621 0.33 acres 2021 property tax $8.08
2021 property taxes for both parcels combined was $296.42
This home is truly a gem!
Additional photos can be viewed at https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6025-N-Casita-Valjo-Dr-Douglas-AZ-85607/251839846_zpid/
Here is a link to the annual average temperatures, rainfall, and snowfall amounts for Douglas, Arizona: