Green Homes for Sale - Loveland, Colorado Green Home

Loveland, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

This is the most stunning, top-of-the-line earthship style homes you will see today. It is designed and equipped with state-of-the-art off-grid systems that are virtually maintenance free. Built as a labor of love by an artist and craftsman-contractor, this 100% off-grid home is peaceful easy living with high end appliances, solar-heated hot tub and 2900 square feet of comfort and tranquility.

Listing ID: 20639

  • Accessible Home
  • Earthship Homes
  • Energy Efficient Home
  • EnergyStar Home
  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Annual Property Tax $1,835
Annual Utility Cost $275
Home Area 2,900 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 23.7 acres
Year Built 2017

Property Description

Incredible views is an understatement at this stunning 100% off-grid home. Colorado living at its best in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath with studio/den which could be a 3rd bedroom. With all-around100-mile views of the mountains and plains you will find this amazing 24 acre, top-of-the-line earthship-style home. Built as a labor of love by an artist and craftsman/contractor this 100% off-grid home comes with top quality finishes throughout, including high-end efficient appliances- Blue Star 48" gas stove, Bosch dishwasher, Frigidaire stainless refrigerator, and extra large front-loading Maytag washer and gas dryer. Add to all that a solar-heated hot tub with views of the sunrise/sunsets, mountains and stars that feel like you can almost reach them. High speed internet and good phone service keeps you connected but life amongst the abundant wildlife and endless views brings peace and tranquility.

This is an Earthship-style house with passive solar heat and high thermal mass construction making this home extremely efficient. Eighteen 260-watt solar panels provide photovoltaic energy stored in brand new 28 KWH 48V maintenance-free, Lithium-iron phosphate (LiFePO
batteries. A wind turbine helps to augment solar energy storage on those stormy or overcast days. A 10KW Kohler propane backup generator with automatic start and battery monitoring, charges batteries and provides power to the house if needed.  Thermal mass with all floors and back walls in direct contact to the earth provides earth's warmth in winter and cooling in summer. Fully-engineered rain-water collection systems provide plentiful water for a family of four. Water is collected from the 3,700sf roof and held in cisterns with a total capacity of 6,500 gallons. Three 7500 BTU per hour evacuated solar tube racks heat the domestic water AND the hot tub. A backup propane on-demand hot water heater can be turned on in the event of several days of overcast to provide hot water for all domestic use. The $250 annual utilities listed, is the cost of approximately 100 gallons of propane for the generator, cooking, backup on-demand water heater, and gas dryer usage. Water is of the highest quality with 4 filters and a UV light.

Additional features include a beautiful highly-efficient Kiva Rumford built fireplace; hot water recirculation pump to avoid wasting water; Davis instruments weather station; and Riolink camera system. Organic building materials include adobe earthen plaster, natural tiles, rock, reclaimed wood, tin, and beetle-kill pine. 

There is also a 1,000+/- square foot cement block stucco shop that is pre-plumbed for hydronic in-floor heat and two evacuated tube panels are included and on-site ready to be installed. Shop has a large 16'x8' 2-car garage door for ease in moving equipment in or out. The shop is self-sufficient and independently powered by its own solar photovoltaic system.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

100% self-sufficient off-grid home. High thermal mass, passive solar. Solar photovoltaic and wind powered. Solar evacuated-tube heated domestic hot water. Rooftop water collection.  Highly-efficient energy star appliances.

Neighborhood Description

An amazing mountain community is happy to help and come together for gatherings for those who welcome that or keep to themselves for those who wish to live more reclusive. The subdivision is kept private with a gate opened by a special code and is less than ten miles from a brand new fire station and emergency services. There is a road association that gathers to address road conditions and maintenance and is provided using annual road dues that all land owners pay annually. Currently it is $400 annually and can only be raised by majority vote.

Market Area

This home is only 30 minutes to Fort Collins--a college town with abundance of amenities, shopping, and restaurants OR 30 minutes to Loveland, an art lovers community with many more amenities of it's own. The immediate area is rolling mountainous and endless skies alive with roaming elk, deer, wild turkey, colorful birds, golden eagles, and so much more.

School District

Thompson Valley School district has excellent schools and a bus route for pick up of students at the bottom of the road.


A collaborative community that is ready to help if needed yet plenty of space and privacy.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

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 Fireplace
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Other
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Earth Ship
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 610 sqft