Belfast, Maine — Green Home For Sale

Belfast Ecovillage is a multi-generational community that uses consent decision making built on 42 acres of rolling fields and woodlands. Enjoy this vibrant seaside community from the comfort of a new, super-efficient home. Only 2 of 36 homes unsold.


Listing ID: 19769


  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Small Home
  • For Lease

Annual Property Tax $2,900
Annual Utility Cost $900
Home Area 780 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 0 sq ft
Year Built 2014

Property Description

This new quadplex is in beautiful mid-coast Maine’s newest multigenerational ecovillage neighborhood. Built by the innovative GO Logic, the house is cozy and draft-free even on the coldest winter nights. It is one of the most efficient homes in Maine, because of the excellent insulation, triple-glazed windows and doors, a passive solar design, and an efficient ventilation system. Save 90% on your home heating bill, and barely use the electric back-up heat. *Note, the home currently has cement floors unlike the floors in the photo.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

• Close-knit intentional community
• Access to 4,000 square foot common space allows for smaller homes
• Super-insulated house: walls = R50, roof = R80+
• South-facing for passive solar heating
• Triple glazed windows
• Durable standing seam metal roof
• House prewired for solar system (solar ready)
• Foundation insulated from the ground at R70
• Concrete slab foundation acts as heat sink for solar radiation
• Zehnder HRV (Heat Recovery & Ventilation) system maintains constant flow of fresh air with ~90% efficiency of heat recovery
• Some locally-sourced building materials
• Non-toxic or low VOC materials
• Low VOC soy-based concrete stain
• Garden plots available on the shared cohousing property
• Shared cohousing resources, such as use of the common house, tools,
snow plowing, etc.
• No pesticides or other noxious chemicals on the property
• Vibrant ecovillage community makes sharing and sustainable living easier


Neighborhood Description

There are 36 households in the ecovillage nestled on 42 acres of rolling farmland and forest. The village supports it’s own 3-acre CSA farm, as well as family garden plots. Hiking, cross-county skiing and snowshoeing are literally right out the back door. When complete (currently under construction), the common house will host voluntary shared meals, as well as a guest bedroom, living room, dining room, root cellar, commercial kitchen, and children's playroom.


Market Area

The ecovillage is located just 2 miles from the friendly, thriving town of Belfast and its beautiful harbor, where sailing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding abound! Belfast is an arts center, with nearly 20 art galleries, supporting a large number of local artists. Music is readily available year round. There is an amazing range of locally-owned shops, organic farms, a well-stocked public library, a YMCA, a Montessori school, and several large employers.


School District

Belfast Regional School Unit (RSU) 20


Community

The ecovillage is largely populated by professionals. Several medical doctors & other health care & mental health professionals live here, as well as college professors, teachers, an energy consultant, farmers, writers, and a spectrum of other occupations. The village is multigenerational, having a range of children from infants to college students, as well as some retired people. Members enjoy a wide variety of hobbies, including music, gardening, hiking, boating, bird watching, and the arts.


Home Type or Land

Condo


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Sea Level


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Solar - Passive
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type SIPS
Exterior Finish Shingles - Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No