Mariposa, California

Custom built straw bale homeNatural Environments .Environmental friendly . Stained concrete floors, Paper Stone Counters. Radiant floor heating throughout, even in the garage!

Energy Efficient Home Straw bale Small Home
$284,000 Asking Price (USD)
$1,861 Annual Property Tax
$1,200 Annual Utility Cost
859 Square Feet
1 / 1 Beds / Baths
2.4 acres Lot Size
2006 Year Built
Single Family Property Type

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Straw Bale homes can save you up to 75% on Heating and cooling costs . They have 3 times the fire resistance of conventional homes, They are environmental responsibility in that , using straw instead of eliminating it, reduces our pollution and water consumption. The use of straw as insulation means that the standard insulation materials are removed from the home. Standard fiberglass insulation has formaldehyde in it, a known carcinogen. Bale walls also eliminate the use of plywood in the walls. Plywood contains unhealthy glues that can off-gas into the house over time.

Property Description

Do you dream of living a life closer to nature, full of peace and tranquility? Then this one of a kind, custom built, straw bale home is calling to YOU. Sitting on 2+ acres with tall pines and mountain views, this pristine home is waiting for some very special buyers! Built in 2006 by Natural Environments director David Wise, this 1 bedroom/ 1 bath straw bale home is as environmentally friendly as it is beautiful! Reclaimed glass doors frame in the beautiful Sunroom, the kitchen boasts gorgeous Paper Stone counters as smooth as leather, and the organic lines of the stucco walls flow openly from one room to the next. The stained concrete floors are not only radiant in appearance, but actually contain radiant heating through out the whole house (minus the sunroom), and the garage! Just add some music and prepare the clawfoot tub for a true spa day right at home! The house has a fully fenced yard and dog run. Oh did I mention the walk in closet in the bathroom, a lazy-suzan style recycling center under the kitchen counter, and the classic Straw Bale “truth window”- a stained glass peek at the real straw interior behind the stucco. The mini split unit works great as both an AC and a heater.

Neighborhood Description

This home in located in a small community of Lush Meadows Mountain Estates in the beautiful foothills of Mariposa Ca, home of Yosemite National Park

Market Area

Mariposa Ca is small quaint Gold Rush town in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

School District

Mariposa Unified School District has 13 schools


Mariposa is close knit community . Locally owned stores and restaurants. Home of Yosemite National Park

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


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 Electric Radiant
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Other
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 0 sqft

Contact Information

Shelly Jouett

5071-A, Cole
Mariposa , CA 95338 US

Listing ID: 20442