Green Homes for Sale - El Cajon, California Green Home

El Cajon, California — Green Home For Sale

Improved lot, 4 acres sloped terrain, fantastic views, near end of private road. Already installed: building pad, septic system, well, 5000 gallon water tank, fire hydrant, solar power for well pump. 90 sqft "tiny house". Wildlife, fruit trees.

Listing ID: 20532

  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Select Vacant Land
  • Sustainable Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Small Home
Asking Price (USD) $309,000
Annual Property Tax $2,000
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 90 sq ft
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 3.9 acres
Year Built 2004

Property Description

Property is nearly 4 acres, unique property. For sale by owner--there may be a discount if there is no buyer's agent. In San Diego County, southern California. Sloped terrain. Zoned residential and agricultural. Has building pad installed suitable for buyer to build small home, manufactured home, "Tiny House" or RV. With imagination could be adapted for larger home. Has septic system, well, solar powered pump, 5000 gallon water storage tank, fire hydrant. Has steel and papercrete hut/tiny house suitable for sleeping, studio, meditation, workshop, etc. Lots of wildlife--San Diego County has highest biodiversity in the USA; property has been certified by the owner as a private wildlife habitat. Pesticide free fruit and nut trees. Clean air, very low radio frequency pollution. Property has been managed ecologically. Rural area but only about 15 minutes from stores. About 30 to 40 minutes drive to downtown San Diego, Zoo, and Sea World. About 45 minutes from beaches. Recreation within ten minutes of property: hiking, bicycling, fishing, horseback riding. Existing power supply is for well pump only, but potential for completely solar powered home on or off grid. Please see for more info and to make offers.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Solar panels for well pump. Lots of potential for complete solar development for home or farm, on or off grid. Wildlife habitat has been protected, enhanced and certified through National Wildlife Federation as a private wildlife habitat. Land has quail, hawks, roadrunners, hummingbirds, owls, endemic sparrows, and many more species. Native plant restoration is in process. Pesticide free fruit trees. Hut made of papercrete and recycled steel. Clean air. Very low radio frequency pollution. Quiet--very low noise pollution

Neighborhood Description

Quiet rural neighborhood, called Dehesa, with 4 acre zoning--low density. Beautiful scenery--canyon with dramatic boulders and views. Wake up to the sound of birdsong; eat fruit from your own trees. Warm dry climate--sagebrush. Neighbors' houses are spaced fairly far apart yet there is a good spirit of community and helpful neighbors. Great for social distancing yet mutual support.

Market Area

Nearest town with many stores and businesses is El Cajon about 5-7 miles away. Not much traffic. Nearest rural town is Alpine--about 6 miles away. Gas station and convenience store about 1.25 miles away. Sycuan Indian Reservation and casino about two miles away. Nearest big city is San Diego, famous for beaches, Zoo, Sea World, about 40 minutes away. Los Angeles is about 2 to 3 hours north. Mexico is about 45 minutes away to Tecate, which provides goods and services such as reasonably priced dentists. Mountains and deserts are also nearby with their own unique communities.

School District

Dehesa Elementary School is about 2.5 miles away, small school. High schools in Alpine and El Cajon. San Diego area also has many high quality charter and private schools. Community Colleges and world-class four-year colleges are nearby, such as UCSD ans SDSU.


Property is in the neighborhood/community of Dehesa. It's part of the area called East San Diego County. Mainly low-density development. Many parks and reservoirs. Equestrian centers, nature reserves, trails, fishing, bicycling, golf. Small-scale agriculture. Sycuan Indian Reservation & Casino a couple miles away.

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Building Details

Air Quality

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

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 Hybrid
Exterior Finish Metal
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Wood - Laminated
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Property Website


Contact Information

Jane Higginson

14640 Quail Haven Lane
El Cajon, US 92019 US