Green Homes for Sale - Guffey, Colorado Green Home

Guffey, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

Small,1800sq/ft., super efficient, custom 3 bedroom straw bale home on 36 acres of secluded mountain meadow with a 22'x48' greenhouse and outdoor garden. Additional 35 acre property with 48'x42' steel building, well, power,septic also available.

Listing ID: 19129

  • Natural Home
  • Straw bale
Annual Property Tax $1,100
Annual Utility Cost $1,080
Home Area 1,752 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 23 acres
Year Built 1997

Property Description

A beautiful passive solar straw bale, post and beam, 2 story home with detached 2 story, 2 car garage/barn. Saltillo tiles and wood floors throughout the house. Radiant floor heat with woodstove, open kitchen/dining room area with handmade aspen wood kitchen cabinets. French doors from living room open onto brick patio with outdoor kiva fireplace and walled garden. Upper level has large master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and bathroom has claw foot tub and new shower.
Passive solar 1,000 double walled polycarbonate greenhouse with 1,200 sq.ft.of completely organic outdoor garden beds fenced in which makes for sustainable mountain living. The remaining area of 36 acres is gentle rolling meadow great for horses or livestock. Additional 35 acres with 42'x48' steel building, domestic well, septic, and 1 bedroom apartment also available.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

All natural stucco straw bale walls provide outstanding insulation value while allowing for healthy indoor air quality. House has great passive solar lighting and heating. Combined with radiant heat floors and woodstove, this house is ultra efficient. Outstanding water quality from domestic well.

Neighborhood Description

Rural mountain ranchland and forest of ponderosas. Home is on secluded property in a peaceful, quiet, rural subdivision, nearby properties are 20 acres or larger, most of which are vacant land.

Market Area

Home is 13 miles from the town of Guffey which has a Charter School Preschool-8th grade, a county library, two restaurants and post office with a population of about 600 in the area. Woodland Park , town of 15,000 is 35 miles away with grocery shopping, restaurants, movies. Colorado Springs is 45 miles away with 300,000 people and airport.

School District

Park County RE-2


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
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)
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Recycled Denim Batt

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 570 sqft