Portal, Arizona — Green Home For Sale

4 bedrooms 2 full baths 2 story. Beautiful off-grid active passive solar powered home with stunning views of Cochise County on 12 acres in the Chiricahua Mountains in Cochise County (SE Arizona.) Stunning mountain views and valley vistas

Listing ID: 20311

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $250,000
Annual Property Tax $1,800
Annual Utility Cost $500
Home Area 2,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 12 acres
Year Built 2006

Property Description

4 bedrooms 2 full baths 2 story.
Beautiful off-grid active passive solar powered home with stunning views of Cochise County on 12 acres in the Chiricahua Mountains in Cochise County (SE Arizona.)
2-car carport, stone patio & back porch completely covered with roof. Uncovered wrap-around porch on east and south sides. Uncovered stone patio on west side. Half acre around house is fenced with 2 vehicle gates and 1 walk-in gate. Stucco exterior; metal roof, double pane low-e window glass and Therma-tru doors. Nearest neighbor approx ¼ mile.DOWNSTAIRS: 1300 sq ft has dyed, scored concrete floors, 2 bedrooms with large closets, 1 full bath, propane oak fireplace, great room open to kitchen with pantry and hallway storage, laundry under breakfast bar, stone counter tops and high efficiency appliances.
UPSTAIRS: 800 sq ft has 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, propane heater, carpeting, 3 closets, plus additional "cubby" storage in knee walls and glass block shower in bathroom.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Solar Powered with ADEQ-approved alternate waste water disposal system.
12 solar panels on adjustable frame for quarterly adjustment to sun position & 8 L-16 Trojan batteries make up 48-volt system. 220 electrical
system. Passive solar heating through large south-facing windows. Overhead fans in every room. Propane for hot water heater, dryer heat and gas stove/oven. ADEQ-approved alternate waste water disposal system. Solar electric system runs full size refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, iron, hair dryer, power tools, computers, large television, etc.
ADEQ-approved alternate (greywater) waste water disposal system. Well is 285 ft deep with standing water at 75 feet and runs 12 gpm. Over 2 doz trees watered with hose system. 3500 gallon rainwater catchment tank. Fully enclosed stone-framed garden.

Neighborhood Description

Very rural and beautiful neighborhood. Nearest neighbors are 1/4 mi. away. Village center is 2 Mi. away, on the edge of the Coronado National Wilderness in the Chiricahua Mountains

Market Area

Portal is an unincorporated community in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. It lies 25 miles (40 km) south-southeast of San Simon and at the mouth of Cave Creek Canyon on the east side of the Chiricahua Mountains. Often called the Yosemite of Arizona, the rock walled canyon is composed of fused volcanic tuff
The community is a popular location for birding in southeastern Arizona. It is also home to the American Museum of Natural History Southwest Research Station. Source: Wikipedia

School District

San Simon, Arizona and Animas, New Mexico School Districts. Cochise College in Douglas offers both a community college and four year degree programs.


Tight knit community of birders, naturalists, scientists, artists, retired professionals as well as native locals. Portal functions as sister city to nearby Rodeo, New Mexico eight miles away. In many ways these communities function as one.
Social life revolves around the local library, post office, volunteer fire department, birding, and Portal Peak Cafe. If you love nature and simple living, you will love Portal.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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 Other
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Other
Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Composting Toilet

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Cotton Batt

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 20 sqft

Property Website

Website: http://helensnyder1.point2agent.com/Portal/Arizona/Homes/TARMLS_SAMLS/Portal/Agent/Listing_170797487.html

Contact Information

Kathleen Gilligan

805 W. Stonehill Rd
Portal, AZ 85632 US
Telephone: (520) 558-2413

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