Marshall, North Carolina — Green Home For Sale

This one-of-a-kind, off-grid, work of art incorporates sustainable design, feng shui principles, golden ratio proportions, and is beautifully carved out of the mountain. Please visit for detailed info.

Listing ID: 20067

  • Earthship Homes
  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Rammed Earth
  • Off the Grid
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $420,000
Annual Property Tax $1,100
Annual Utility Cost $300
Home Area 1,150 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 31.4 acres
Year Built 2015

Property Description

2 Story, Passive Solar, Off-grid, Earthship hybrid
Designer/Owner Interned with Michael Reynolds - Earthship Biotecture

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Passive Solar Design
Solar Electric - (bio)diesel backup generator - Off-grid
Rain Water Catchment
Rammed Earth Tire Wall
Recycled Materials
Earth Bermed
Super Insulated (R-90 in roof, R-30 in 2x8 framed walls) 2-3 times NC Code

Neighborhood Description

Private and tranquil, on 31.44 acres
Bordered by the Pisgah National Forest on 3 sides!
5 families with large tracts of land (10-50 acres each)
1 mile from French Broad River
2 miles from Appalachian Trail
State-maintained paved road

Market Area

Easy access to several quaint mountain communities including Hot Springs and Marshall (10 minutes), as well as Asheville, NC (40 minutes), recently voted the "#1 Travel Destination in the Country" (Frommer Travel Guides 2015) and "America's #1 Most Beautiful Place". (GMA 2014) Not only does the Appalachian Trail run right through Hot Springs, you can also find whitewater rafting, tubing, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and more.

School District

Madison County Public Schools
Private Schools Nearby


The Town of Marshall is nestled in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina on the banks of the French Broad River and is rich in history, scenery, outdoor activities and mountain culture.
Marshall is also becoming a center for artists. Browse the galleries on the island and downtown, go to classes, exhibits, shows and concerts, often centered on mountain culture.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split Level

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 Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Off the Grid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Earth Ship
Rammed Earth
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Masonry
Plaster - Other
Shingles - Other
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Property Website


Contact Information

Mark Hanf

302 Hazel Mill Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 US
Telephone: (828) 279-0283

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