Bayfield, Colorado

SOLAR "green" handcrafted LOG home on 19.79 acres bordering National Forest in SW Colorado between Durango and Pagosa Springs.. Solar system produces up to 90% of the home's energy needs in this OFF-GRID cabin.

Energy Efficient Home Natural Home Sustainable Home Off the Grid Solar - Photovoltaic
$588,000 Asking Price (USD)
$1,753 Annual Property Tax
$500 Annual Utility Cost
1,503 Square Feet
2 / 2 Beds / Baths
19.8 acres Lot Size
1977 Year Built
Single Family Property Type

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

OFF-GRID with triple redundant system to limit carbon footprint.

Property Description

SOLAR "green" handcrafted LOG home on 19.79 acres bordering National Forest. Solar system produces up to 90% of the home's energy needs. Two bedroom home, plus loft, is nestled among towering Ponderosa Pines in secluded setting behind security gate. Property straddles La Plata and Archuleta Counties. Well-maintained traditional log home features vaulted wood ceilings and knife peeled logs enriched with hand-rubbed natural oil finish. Cabin with luxuries of well-appointed kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, 3 sub-zero under counter refrigerators and 1 sub-zero under counter freezer, PLUS chest freezer in carport right outside kitchen. Carpets cleaned recently. Sunken boiler-heated HOT TUB on expansive deck offer plenty of relaxation in the woods. Enjoy isolation, yet stay connected between the mountain communities of Durango and Pagosa Springs. No more than one hour door-to-door to Wolf Creek Ski Area and Purgatory Ski Resort. Remodeled in 2011 and re-chinked and hand stained exterior in 2019. LOTS OFSTORAGE AND COVERED PARKING in 2-bay carport connected to home, 1-bay workshop/detached garage with office, 2-bay lean-to tractor storage with shelves and electricity, RV parking pad with electricity and water nearby, and concrete foundation with plans for 50x80garage/barn. Solar hydronic system on cabin heats water for in-floor heat and hot water heater, plus solar panels on garage produce electricity for total OFF-GRID LIVING, backed up by propane generator and wood stove as alternate heating and power sources. Triple-redundant system! Current owner uses cell phone "hot spot" for internet, but house is hard-wired with land line and neighbors use Centurylink for wide-band internet and video streaming. SEPTIC is permitted for 3 bedrooms, although Assessor indicates 2 bedrooms, so potential to enclose loft or build-out guest quarters in garage with office that already has water, electricity and heated with propane heater. Buyer to verify options. Annual utility cost is roughly ONLY $500/year for propane. Interior paint is natural log.

Neighborhood Description

Wooded, secluded subdivision on private road with security gate to private drive to house.

Market Area

Between Durango and Pagosa Springs adjacent to San Juan National Forest in SW Colorado.

School District

Bayfield, Colorado


Midway between shopping, restaurants and fuel conveniences in Bayfield and Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

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 No
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products No

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Electric
Solar - Active
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System
Whole House Filtration
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Carpet
Roof Material Metal
Window Material
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Carport Detached
Number of Cars 5
Garage Area 0 sqft

Contact Information

James Wotkyns

1130 Main Avenue
Durango , CO 81301 US

Listing ID: 20554