Trail, Oregon — Green Home For Sale

Custom built passive solar straw bale home on 78.64-acres surrounded by BLM and extensive private trails.


Listing ID: 19543


  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • GreenBuilt Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Straw bale
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Annual Property Tax $1,286
Annual Utility Cost $2,000
Home Area 2,304 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 78.6 acres
Year Built 1998

Property Description

Custom built passive solar straw bale home on 78 .64 ac. Abundant in light, comfort and seclusion. Energy efficient home w/24" walls insulated by straw bales w/large wood trimmed, double pane Jeld-Wen windows protected from sun by honey-comb Levelor blinds. On demand propane-fired water heater with back up solar hot water powered by solar panels on garage. Large solar array panels for backup solar batteries and electric surplus generation sell back to Pacific Power. Inset windows due to strawbale construction helps to protect from sun exposure. Open kitchen with double overhead sunlights provide adequate natural lighting for much of the day. Patios surround multiple sides of the home w/beautiful drought-resistant landscaping and a peaceful water feature.

Horse friendly…

Property features green house attached to garage and large raised bed, organic garden with deer and elk-proof fencing. Detached two-car garage w/hobby loft features green/healthy denim insulation.

Seasonal creeks as well as year round creeks and ponds on property…


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Energy efficient home w/24" walls insulated by straw bales w/large wood trimmed, double pane Jeld-Wen windows protected from sun by honey-comb Levelor blinds. Home is situated to benefit from cooling breezes. On demand propane-fired water heater with back up solar hot water powered by solar panels on garage. Large solar array panels for backup solar batteries and electric surplus generation sell back to Pacific Power. Inset windows due to strawbale construction helps to protect from sun exposure. Open kitchen with double sunlights provide adequate natural lighting for much of the day. Patios surround multiple sides of the home w/beautiful drought-resistant landscaping and a peaceful water feature.

24" trawbale insulation in home; denim insulation in garage. NO HVAC system in house -- heat generated by refractory wood stove and zoned radiant heat flooring. Specially designed, efficient wood stove requires only 1-2 60 lb loads of wood to be burned per day -- only on the coldest days.

Cooling by specially designed and situated window for air intake and specially designed windows in cupola with fan for air outtake. House is situated with western exposure protection by hillside. Specially designed pond on west side is filled with rainwater collected from home and garage as well as all gray water filtered through sand and vegetation system. Air intake windows allow cooled air to be pulled over pond into home and circulated through home with warm air pulled up by fan and out of the cupola window system.

Two 2,000 gallon water holding tanks above home enable gravity fed water delivery to house; enables continued but limited water availability during power outage. Solar battery backup enables limited electrical availability during power outage.

Solar powered front gate; solar powered electrical fence for horses


Neighborhood Description

Rural setting, 2-miles to your closest neighbor! Property is surrounded by BLM and extensive private trails.


Market Area

The village of Shady Cove, an “all-season” recreation destination, has long been a popular fishing village and source for raft rentals, fishing outfitters, casual to notable dining, unique gift and retail shops, and includes a locally owned wine tasting room. Two RV Parks located on the Rogue River, nearby camping, and three motels, including a “rustic recluse for vacationing fishermen” situated on the banks of the Rogue River; a recently renovated motel south of the Shady Cove Bridge; and, in the heart of Shady Cove, adjacent to the bridge and overlooking the captivating Rogue River, is a beautiful 56 unit luxurious motel and conference room attracting individuals, groups, and small-to medium-size conventions and retreats. This motel is conveniently located to a public boat ramp; the Shady Cove-Upper Rogue Regional Park; and, the Jackson County River House Conference Center, an attractive property situated on the Rogue River; is a popular site, especially in the summertime, for weddings and family reunions.


School District

Jackson County School District #9. Shady Cove Elementary, Shady Cove Middle School & Eagle Point High School.


Community

Once you visit our breathtaking community nestled along the majestic Rogue River, you will know why it is called the "Jewel of the Upper Rogue"!


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Mountain


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

Energy & Water

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

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Tile
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Other
Recycled Denim Batt

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 0 sqft

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