Post Falls, Idaho — Green Home For Sale

Artist's Handbuilt, solarpowered Mountain top home


Listing ID: 19457


  • Natural Home
  • Off the Grid

Annual Property Tax $637
Annual Utility Cost $500
Home Area 1,800 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 20 acres
Year Built 2006

Property Description

Very unique handbuilt home high in the Idaho mountains. Most of the materials came from the mountain on which the home is located. The lumber was provided by the trees on the property. the stone was all gathered locally on the mountain to create a quaint little home. Almost everything was made on site. Doors, windows, shutters, cabinetry, all millwork and hardware using solar power. The land is gently sloping to steep with many fruit trees wild and domestic berries there are also many wild herbs. About five acres are fenced pasture for horses or cows. The well produces 7 gpm and has a 3000 gallon concrete cistern which gravity feeds the house with cool clear water. On the lower end of the property there are 3 springs which have a comebined flow of around 14gpm. A micro hydro could be installed to make the home almost completely independant. The garden spot is about 40x60 and a two room underground root cellar for storage. There is also a garden shed with a small brick pizza oven and a storage loft. The garage has a little guest quarters with a small balcony overlooking the mountains to the east. The access is four wheel drive only in winter and one must be willing to plow 1 mile of mtn. road in the winter. The views from the house are truly incredible. There is also an abundance of wildlife and many outdoor recreational opportunities right out the door winter and summer.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Almost completely handmade very little factory made materials


Neighborhood Description

Remote, very private yet only 30 minutes to town. the closest neighbor is 1 mile.


Market Area

The Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls area is noted for its beautiful lakes and forests


School District

Post Falls


Community

Very nice community


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Wood Stove
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Masonry
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Single Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 320 sqft