Montrose, Colorado

Visit - Self-sustaining, off the grid, private 40-acres consisting of main home, detached 3-car garage, 1200sf barn, 200sf cabin/office, power building, pump house, storage shed, gardening shed, root cellar/bunker, garden area, pond.

Energy Efficient Home GreenBuilt Home Sustainable Home Straw bale Off the Grid Solar - Photovoltaic
$1,495,000 Asking Price (USD)
$2,180 Annual Property Tax
$100 Annual Utility Cost
2,246 Square Feet
3 / 2 Beds / Baths
40 acres Lot Size
2007 Year Built
Single Family Property Type

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Newer constructed, highly engineered home featuring straw bale construction with 18” walls, airtight design, solar hot water boiler assist, in-floor radiant heat on 7 zones, three adobe internal walls for passive hearing and cooling.

Property Description

40 Very private, end-of-the-road acres with BLM on two sides, property hidden behind lockable ranch gate among Pinion nut producing trees as will as old growth Juniper over 60ft high. In addition to the main home, detached garage, barn, cabin/office, root cellar/bunker, and additional outbuildings, there are 5 outside water spigots, 3 plus RV slots electric wired with propane – 2 with water, and RV dump in barn. Small pond is collection point for rainwater and roof water runoff. 50-ft circular garden area has 4 entry gates and an 8ft game fence protecting 10 raised bed planters with perimeter planting around the edge to include 8 fruit trees.
Main home, comprised of 3 bedrooms plus home office and two baths, is of upgraded quality to include granite countertops and Birchwood cabinets, a 6-burner Premier gas range and oven, refrigerator, microwave, freezer, Heathstone wood stove, walk-in pantry, ceiling fans in all rooms, insulated blinds on all windows in all rooms, whole house intercom, two fresh air systems, Seagull finishing water filters at all sinks, solar hot water boiler assist, 1000 gal buried propane tank (owned), in-floor radiant heat with 7 zones, passive solar heating with radiant multi-zone floor heat, three adobe internal walls for passive heating and cooling, all electrical wiring is shielded, denim bat/fiber mixed insulation, 3000 gal cistern storage under home, septic system, metal roof. Laundry room with new LG washer and dryer. Large covered porch for outdoor living. Handicap accessible.
3-Detached garage (864sf, 24 X 36), is fully insulated and dry walled with automatic electric garage door openers, overhead lights, attic storage, and 4 sliding windows for light and air circulation.
200sf Cabin/Office has metal roof and exterior, 500 gal propane tank (owned), infrared heat, ¼ bath, utility sink, telephone/internet on separate line, 4-burner gas stove (not currently installed), small water heater (not in use), ceiling fan, insulated blinds on all windows, separate septic and propane from main home. Building could easily be expanded for create a second living quarters.
40x30 Barn with 14ft RV insulated door, RV dump, 10X20 additional workshop space with cabinet, shelves and tables included, four 5X5 fixed windows for light, three 3X3 sliding windows in workshop, concrete floor, 6X6 ATV door, Neon work lights over shop area, access to propane and water, metal roof and is not insulted w/secondary electrical GFI.
A two room concrete bunker has a small solar array providing 12 v electric to both rooms, 2 motion sensor entry lights, and four 6 inch vents to the outside.
Power building is an all concrete, two room electric facility building housing two Trace SW 5548 5.5kw/48volt inverters with in-series connection coupled with 2 Trace charge controllers. 24 HUP Solar One industrial forklift wet batteries are housed in the same room. The second concrete room houses the propane driven Onan 3 cylinder 11.5kw backup generator fully integrated and automatically controlled by the Trace inverter core.
Pump house and water production building is another fully concrete heated self standing building housing 2-1600 gal cistern storage tanks with two pressure tanks and two water pumps for distributing water to all points of the property and house usage giving the compound just over 6000 gal total of water storage at any given time. Housed in this building also is a commercial RO system with ability to dial in a water mixture of your choice with two pre filters and a Culligan charcoal filter with automatic cleaning and flushing cycles. Two portable (700gal total) cisterns are used during the summer garden season to take pressure off the RO water production system, filled for $2 at a public fill station 12 miles away.
One approximate 10X12 storage shed has a small solar panel for 12v lighting as needed and another approximate 10 X 12 shed houses gardening tools and supplies.
Various equipment for maintaining the home and property are available to purchase separate. Contact broker for details.

Neighborhood Description

Completely private 40 acres acres located off a county road behind a lockable gate. Natural terrain dominated by pinion trees. Fresh, clean Colorado air and clear blue Colorado sky. Centrally located in Western Colorado in northern Ouray County with a Montrose address. 12 miles to Montrose, 30 miles to Ouray, 60 miles to Telluride, 90 miles to Durango.

Market Area

Closest city is Montrose, 12 miles north, a unique community still providing a small town feel, despite its growing amenities - a regional airport, quality healthcare, a new recreation center, higher educational accessibility, and a multitude of outdoor activities. The smaller towns of Ridgway and Ouray to the south, provide unparalleled mountain views.

School District



People move to Western Colorado and the Montrose/Ouray are because of the overall quality of life it provides…a slower-paced lifestyle, the peace and beauty of the surrounding area, the picturesque mountains and valleys, the fresh and clear air…this property is nestled in the heart of it.

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Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free No
Fragrance Free No
Cleaned with Green Products No

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

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

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Recycled Denim Batt

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 864 sqft

Property Website


Contact Information

Shawn Carroll

4033 Waterfall Drive
Montrose , CO 81403 US

Listing ID: 20388