Thorndike, Maine — Green Home For Sale

Off the Grid Homestead! South Facing, passive solar home W/ Solar and Wind Turbine. Turn key property with the comforts of modern living. Certified organic fields, Hard and soft woods, out buildings, cold storage and est. annuals. Dream Homestead!!!

Listing ID: 20301

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $225,000
Annual Property Tax $1,353
Annual Utility Cost $100
Home Area 1,100 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 31.4 acres
Year Built 2003

Property Description

A thoughtfully designed home that captures the essence of modern living with all the charm and infrastructure for Off the Grid Homesteading. Warm colors, cozy spaces and functionality make this property perfect for either a solo owner or family.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Passive solar orientation. Solar panels and Wind Turbine for electricity. AC and DC lights and appliances. Radiant heat in floors, as well as central wood stove. On demand hot water. Plus many other system elements in place, like water catchment and solar hot air exchanger. Propane cook stove and hot water heater. Root/Storage area off kitchen with outside pass thru and cold zones.
Property has many out buildings, including earth bermed root cellar.

Neighborhood Description

Alternative home in a rural area. Surrounded by a nice mix of new farmers and generational farmers. Rolling hills, beautiful views and solitude without being isolated. Thriving small town community of like-minded alternative living families, Amish and traditional "Mainers"

Market Area

A short drive inland from the Booming!! small coastal city of Belfast. The little city that continues to defy the odds with sustainability and growth without losing character and/or community focus. The town of Thorndike is re-emerging as a rural hub, just minutes from Unity College, a leader in Environmental and Experiential Education. Thorndike is the home of Maine Organic Farmer's and Gardeners Association and the yearly Commonground Fair. So much happening in one seemingly sleepy farm town

School District

In the RSU 3 district, Thorndike is one of twelve towns attending Mount View. Smaller localized elementary schools, and then larger multi-town Middle, High and Vocational school.
The area has a strong support system and infrastructure for home-school families and home-school co-ops.
Unity College is a 4 year private college, in neighboring Unity, and U Maine, Hutchinson Center in Belfast offers many classes from the Augusta and Orono programs.


Hard working people working together.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Composting Toilet
Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Contact Information

Ashley Messner

143 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 US
Telephone: (207) 338-3500

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