Green Homes for Sale - Minden, Nevada Green Home

Minden, Nevada — Green Home For Sale

Straw-bale passive/active solar house in Northern Nevada.

Listing ID: 18920

  • Green Home
  • Straw bale
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
  • Small Home
Annual Property Tax $1,123
Annual Utility Cost $500
Home Area 924 sq ft
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 1.4 acres
Year Built 1996

Property Description

Featured in 2008 Nov/Dec Nevada Magazine, this south-facing straw bale home located in beautiful Carson Valley, Nevada, has splendid views of the mountains and valley. Lake Tahoe and several ski resorts are a short drive away as are hiking and back packing trails.

Straw bale construction ensures cool summers and warm winters. Interior features include sunroom, hand-crafted kitchen cabinets and large walk-in closet.

Mature landscaping with large shrubs and more than 100 trees provide food and protection for wildlife. Gardens include raised beds for vegetables while large stands of catmint and sunflowers encourage increased bee activity.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Swedish Ifo 3/4 gallon single flush toilet; Solatubes in kitchen, bath and closet; 2K grid-tied, net-metered solar PV system; sunroom for winter heat; mature trees on west side of house for summer cooling; large north-facing porch; low voc finishes; ceramic tile floors throughout; organic and non-toxic cleaners used; electric baseboard heat.

Neighborhood Description

Variety of house styles and sizes on one-acre minimum parcels in established neighborhood. Many horses on surrounding parcels, BLM property short distance to north and east. Three miles from highway to Minden and Carson City.

Market Area

Located in Northwestern Nevada, 35 miles from Reno and 30 minutes from South Shore Lake Tahoe.

School District

Douglas County


The Johnson Lane area is about 10 miles from the town of Minden. Most of the properties are one-acre minimum although there are two subdivisions abou

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


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 Other
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Contact Information

Constance Alexander

P.O. Box 277
Gardnerville, NV 89410 US