Green Homes for Sale - Ponca, Arkansas Green Home

Ponca, Arkansas — Green Home For Sale

Beautiful hand-built off-grid, solar powered partially timber frame house on 40 acres at the headwaters of the Buffalo National River. Amazing views. Abundant wildlife, hunting, hiking, canoeing, kayaking. Live your off-the-grid dreams today!

Listing ID: 19502

  • Sustainable Home
  • Off the Grid
Annual Property Tax $350
Annual Utility Cost $1,200
Home Area 1,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 40 acres
Year Built 2010

Property Description

==> Location
o This property is located on 40 wooded acres in the beautiful and historic Boxley Valley
o Amazing views of Cave Mountain, Beech Creek, Buffalo River and Boxley Valley
o Scenic bluff overlook
o Private road
o Beech Creek frontage
o Borders on Buffalo National Park Land
o Plentiful wildflowers, fruit trees and berry bushes
o Abundant wildlife for hunting or viewing, including Deer, Turkey, Hog, Bear, and Elk

==> Energy Efficiency
o Fully independent, roof-mounted 1.08 kilowatt photovoltaic (solar) power system.
o 700Amphour electrical storage capacity (deep cycle solar batteries)
o 120VAC and 24VDC wiring in house
o High Efficiency, on-demand, tank-less propane water heater
o High Efficiency, front-loading, stackable washer and dryer
o High Efficiency, 24-volt “airfoil” ceiling fans
o Energy Star rated built-in dishwasher
o Propane Refrigerator
o Vintage Maytag multi-gas cooking range
o Low “E” windows
o R-19 insulation in 2x6 walls
o Light-colored roof reduces summer heat
o Eave design shades windows from direct summer light to help keep house cool, but allows direct winter light for passive solar heating
o 2100 gallon rainwater catchment and multi-stage filtration system with a back-up freshwater well.
o 86 gallon Well-Saver diaphragm pressure tank
o 24-volt pressure pump

==> Construction
o 984 sq. ft. 2-bedroom, 1 bath
o Spacious, open floor plan
o Low “E” double pane, double-hung, tilt sash, Pella brand, wood windows
o 2x6 construction in all exterior walls
o R-19 insulation
o ½” Plywood sheathing
o Mortise-and-tenon 6x8 timber-frame internal support structure (timbers harvested from this property)
o Locally harvested cedar siding
o 9.5 foot high ceilings downstairs
o 12.5 foot high vaulted ceiling upstairs
o 23 foot high vaulted entry area
o Large North and South side cedar decks with wrap around walkways
o Locally harvested 2x6 solid Black Walnut stair-rail and 2nd floor handrail
o 2x6 solid pine tongue and groove, “V-Groove” ceiling upstairs
o pine “beaded board” plywood ceiling downstairs
o Solid Cedar and Walnut wood floors
o Fully insulated and enclosed under-house storage area

==> Other Features
o Pre-wired for 5-channel stereo speakers on both floors
o Telephone and high speed DSL
o Freshwater Well
o Separate storage shed and outbuildings
o 325 gallon propane tank
o Under-stair storage area
o Handicapped accessible ramp
o Large “keystone” fire pit and outdoor seating area
o Native flower and herb beds
o Antique, cast iron, claw foot bath tub
o Free-Standing Gas Log Fireplace

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Completely off-grid, this beautiful home sits in the pristine and beautiful Boxley Valley, famous for Elk viewing, hiking and canoeing the Buffalo National River, hunting deer, turkey, wild hog, and elk, and enjoying the gorgeous fall colors. Sitting 200 feet above Beech Creek, this home has million dollar views from the huge south facing deck. Part of a land partnership that includes 640 acres, this property is protected from nearby development by protective covenants.

Neighborhood Description

Very rural, this area is known for its natural beauty. The Buffalo National River park land borders the properties forty acres. The population of Newton County is low. However, the area is known for its recreation, hunting (including private land elk hunting), canoeing, and kayaking.

Market Area

The closest town is Ponca. The county seat of Newton County, Jasper, is about 40 minutes away and has several restaurants and other local attractions.

School District

Boxley is part of the Jasper school district, one of the biggest and most spread out school districts in the state.


Very rural with good neighbors that you only see if you want to!

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
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No