Yellville, Arkansas — Green Home For Sale

Log Cabin with Solar PV system, passive solar sunroom and solar water system on Bull Shoals Lake. 5 acres on quiet cove with room for animals, gardens and orchards.

Listing ID: 19020

  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Annual Property Tax $200
Annual Utility Cost $500
Home Area 1,100 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 5 acres
Year Built 1998

Property Description

• 5 acres on quiet cove of Bull Shoals Lake
• 2 bedroom 1 bath log and frame cabin
• Private water and septic
• Very low utility bills
• Lots of wildlife
• DSL internet access at home
• Walk to the lake
• Beautiful building spot included
• Solar PV system and passive solar sunroom

Imagine having access to hundreds of acres on Bull Shoals Lake right out your backdoor. And your backdoor is connected to a cozy, rustic log cabin with a rock chimney. You have 5 acres to call your own including a big garden, plenty of fruit and nut trees like mulberry, pear, peach, nectarine, almond, apple and plum, and walnut. And there is plenty of firewood to stoke the wood heater. The cabin has a south facing passive solar sun room that makes a beautiful space to start your garden plants and houseplants plus it helps keep the cabin toasty in the winter months.

The living room of the 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin has the original logs from an 1850 log cabin. The cabin was completely redone from the ground up in 1998 with all new wiring, plumbing, new kitchen, bathroom and loft bedroom. The kitchen and bathroom have tile on slab floors and the main room and bedroom have laminate and wood floors. The cabin comes furnished with almost new appliances and can even be furnished with all furniture too.

Besides the cabin, the property has a 20 x 30 workshop/storage building, an 8 x 16 storage building, 11 x 18 greenhouse, and underground storm shelter. There are about 2 acres open including an area that would be great for another cabin or cottage facing the lake. There is plenty of room for goats, chickens, horses, or a few cows.

Walking to the lake takes about 5 minutes on a county maintained road that starts outside your front door. The property borders the take line on Bull Shoals Lake so you have access to hundreds of acres without starting the car.

The cabin has been equipped with a solar electric system. There are 8 panels of 130 watts each and 12 deep cycle storage batteries. The cabin is also still connected to the grid for backup power. The water supply for the homestead is a 320 foot well that can produce 20 gallons of water per minute. The well has a submersible pump that is connected to the grid but it also has a solar powered pump with a 1500 gallon storage tank. You can choose which system to use by flicking a switch. If there is a power outage you will always have water.

This is a unique property and the perfect get-away or self-sufficient homestead. You could even have a market garden or orchard. What about renting cottages on the lake? There is plenty of room for all of this. Sounds too good to be true? Its real and its only $95,000.

Bull Shoals Lake is in North Central Arkansas and the property is on the south shore of Bull Shoals Lake in Marion County Arkansas. The closest town is Flippin, which 17 miles away. Or you can go to Yellville, 20 miles away, which has the county seat, lumber yard etc. Mountain Home is 35 miles to the east and Harrison is 40 miles to the west. Or if you want to go shopping by boat, you can motor (using a solar charged electric motor of course) over to the town of Bull Shoals about 3 miles away by water.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The solar features and self-sufficiency features of this property makes it a rare find. The log cabin is primarily heated with wood cut directly on the property. The solar PV system supplies the majority of the electricity for the homestead. The sun also help heat the cabin in the winter with the passive solar sunroom. It is possible to become completely energy self-sufficient on this property.

Neighborhood Description

This is a neighborhood on a peninsula in the lake. The property is not at the end of the road, but there is very little traffic compared to most quiet suburban streets. The property is 17 miles from the nearest town and so it is very rural and quiet. No bright lights to block out the stars and no noise.

Market Area

The property is 17 miles from town so very rural. Jobs can be found in Mountain Home, 35 miles, or Harrison, 40 miles.

School District

Flippin Arkansas



Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split 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 Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

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

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 200 sqft