Green Homes for Sale - Middletown, California Green Home

Middletown, California — Green Home For Sale

This is a dream property only 5 miles from Harbin Hot Springs and 3 miles from Middletown. Own your own land with a year round spring rights. Even in this drought, the water is plentiful. 1400 sqft permaculture land with over 50 trees.

Listing ID: 19651

  • Sustainable Home
Annual Property Tax $4,000
Annual Utility Cost $800
Home Area 1,400 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 10 acres
Year Built 2009

Property Description

This is a dream property only 5 miles from Harbin Hotsprings and 3 miles from Middletown. Own your own land with a year round spring rights. Even in this drought, the water is plentiful. We have built a 1400 sqft round strawbale house in 2008 and planted over 50 trees since then (olives, almonds, apples, peaches, mulberry, cherries etc...) all permaculture style. This property backs into Harbin Hotsprings and is on a end of a private road.

Property is Agriculture Exempt (Ag Exempt) for farming and animals, with a legal 2000 sqft Barn/Greenhouse. Other storage sheds are on site with a 700 sqft lookout / sunning private deck.

The main house has 3 bedrooms and one bathroom. The house is highly energy efficient with a wood burning stove and radiant floor heating. Additional solar hot water system to heat the house and water in winter. The walls are straw bale Post and Beam with over 18 inches thick. The roof is SIP (structural insulated panels) and exceed the building requirements with over 8 inches of solid insulation. This is an environmentally friendly non-toxic house, the experience of being in well insulated round house will astonish you.

House is plumbed and ready to add an additional bathroom from master bedroom. Property engineered septic system and underground electric has been designed to allow for a granny / guest house to be added. According to the lake county building department, you can add another 1,000 square foot house.

We have 3 kids and have recently moved to Southern Oregon, so this is your opportunity to own a beautiful unique property.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Straw bale construction with post and beam. Roof is SIP panels. Wood burning with radiant floor heating.

Neighborhood Description

End of road only 3 miles from Middletown and 5 miles from harbin hot springs. Checkout the Lake County International school for your kids

Market Area

We are 2.5 hour from San Francisco, 30 minutes from Calistoga and 45 minutes from Napa and Santa Rosa California

School District

Middletown School Disctrict


Great supportive Community. With both the Harbin group and all of the meditation centers like Vipassana, Adida and the Buddhist center.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single 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 Electric Radiant
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 Municipal Energy
Water System Other
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Hybrid
Exterior Finish Plaster - Earth
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Other
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No