Durango, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

Hike, Bike and ski out the door of this 1500 sq. ft. natural home....

Listing ID: 18552

  • Natural Home
  • Straw bale

Annual Property Tax $770
Annual Utility Cost $1,000
Home Area 1,500 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 3.5 acres
Year Built 2008

Property Description

A "Not So Big" 1500 sq. ft. strawbale house on 3.5 acres adjoining community and public openspace. 2-3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath create this craftsman built two story house with custom kitchen cabinets and granite countertops. Aspen wood cathedral ceilings, natural tile and solid wood floors lend to the charm of the ultra green built home. The redwood deck with stunning views of landmark peaks adds outdoor living space. Earthtone exterior finishes blend this home with it's natural surroundings. An on property spring supplies 2 ponds with water rights for your irrigation needs.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Strawbale home. Locally sourced/ recycled materials including Pondrosa Pine and Aspen woodwork throughout. Low - No VOC finishes. Earthen plasters interior and exterior. High efficiency boiler provides radiant infloor heat on both floors. Recycled blue jean and celluse provide thermal and sound insulation.

Neighborhood Description

Peaceful rural living 10 minutes from scenic downtown Durango, CO. No covenants, CC&R's, or homeowner fees.

Market Area

A river runs through it... hike, bike, ski, paddle in this scenic mountain community. Quality dining, recreation, and educational opporunities (k-university).

School District



Rafter J

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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 Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Plaster - Earth
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Recycled Denim Batt
Recycled Newsprint

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Carport Attached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 300 sqft