Whetstone, Arizona

Eco-friendly, off grid straw bale home with guest house on 18 acres, detached 3-car carport w/storage/shop. Horse property in very desirable area.

Sustainable Home Straw bale Off the Grid Photovoltaic (PV)
$265,000 Asking Price (USD)
$3,100 Annual Property Tax
$400 Annual Utility Cost
1,250 Square Feet
2 / 2 Beds / Baths
18 acres Lot Size
2005 Year Built
Single Family Property Type

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Off grid with solar and wind generator.
Straw bale construction
Rainwater harvesting
Grey water use
Organic gardens

Property Description

1250 sqft straw-bale home, 1 bd 1 ba w/ large open great room.
500 sqft straw-bale guest house, 1 be, 1 ba.

Neighborhood Description

Desirable area. Cannot subdivide less than 9 acres. Large lot horse properties. 4,500 foot elevation with 360 deg mountain views.awesome neighbors. HOA for road maintenance inly $315/year. 20 minutes from city of Sierra Vista and Ft. Huachuca. 20 mins to Tombstone, Karchner Caverns, and Sonoita wine country.

Market Area

Sierra Vista (pop 45,000) and Ft. Huachuca.

School District

Tombstone School Dist. Also choice if Sierra Vista School District and several public charter schools.


Rural. Private. Quiet. Starry skies. High desert grasslands with tons if mesquite trees.

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Gas
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 600 sqft

Property Website

Website: http://www.suncatcherranch.blogspot.com

Contact Information

Jeff Ofstedahl

2016 N. Suncatcher Rd.
Huachuca City , AZ 85616 US

Listing ID: 20432