Wilderville, Oregon

Custom built STRAW BALE home is not only beautiful but is earth friendly.  Home was built with green in mind. From the straw bale thick walls to the geothermal floor heating, this home remains comfortable all year round. With additional solar panels you could potentially be completely off grid. Interior and exterior walls are covered in earthen plaster to allow the home to breathe. And to add to the custom design of this home, the owners added wall relief sculpture to the interior and exterior walls to add character and beauty.  Property has a private well with a holding tank, 2 septic tanks on 6.84 acres in beautiful Southern Oregon. Producing Fruit trees, Garden, Pasture.  The design and layout of this 3 bedroom, 3  bath home allows for a community retreat style living. A perfect spot for your getaway for you to create or write that next book. You have two straw bale structures, one consisting of a gourmet kitchen, large expansive great room with vaulted ceilings, full bathroom, dining and views from every window. Take the chill off by cozying up to the wood stove on a cool night.  Wanting some privacy? Head to the private relaxing sleeping quarters which consists of 2 ensuite bedrooms, sitting room, meditation room and a creativity room (or 3rd bedroom). Plenty of room to roam and garden on this property. Fully fenced, gated and seasonal creek round out this unique property. A must see to appreciate. 

Energy Efficient Home GreenBuilt Home Natural Home Sustainable Home
$1,395,000 Asking Price (USD)
$2,959 Annual Property Tax
$3,000 Annual Utility Cost
3,010 Square Feet
3 / 4 Beds / Baths
6.8 acres Lot Size
2010 Year Built
Green Home Property Type

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Breathable Straw bale home with geothermal heating, metal roof and earthen plaster straw walls allows for a very comfortable living environment. Passive solar, private well and 2 septic tanks. Ceiling fans and French doors allow for air flow. Wrap around deck, Geothermal heating allows for consistent heating at that 'right' temperature. Many local sourced materials used in the construction of this home. A must see to appreciate. 

Property Description

A sustainable living experience in this custom built gorgeous Staw bale home located near a seasonal creek, in a tranquil area of Southern Oregon, surrounded by trees and nature. The main 1600 sf great room is the gathering place for entertaining and group activities, including gourmet kitchen with custom copper hood, granite and butcher block countertops, large pantry, wood stove, geothermal floor heating, french doors, full bath, clerestory windows and vaulted ceilings. For further energy efficiency this home has full metal roof, passive solar, covered wrap around deck and shade from nature.  Floors of hickory, maple, and cork and locally sourced materials were used in the construction of this home.  Also included are two septic tanks, private well with concrete holding tank and a generator. Interior and exterior walls are covered in earthen plaster allowing this home to 'breathe'. The 1410 sf private bedroom area consists of a sitting room, 2 ensuite bedrooms, meditation/exercise room with its own infrared sauna and a 3rd bedroom/creativity room, all with geothermal floor heating. This gorgeous 6.84 acre property includes a permitted 700 sf (approx) Yurt with kitchenette, full bath and laundry. Privacy and rustic yet elegant charm flow throughout this beautiful and unique property. Storage? No problem. Under the private bedroom area is a full unfinished basement (app 1400s.f). This total 3010 finished square foot home was built with sustainability, energy efficiency and healthy living in mind. Producing fruit trees, garden area and a potential to be completely off grid. A must see to experience all that it has to offer. 

Neighborhood Description

Not far from local amenities (20 minutes) to Grants Pass or 10 minutes to Selma. Home is located in Rural areas of Southern Oregon with nature surrounding this property and neighborhood. Hiking trails, Rivers, Mountains and Coastal all within a days drive. 

Market Area

Grants Pass being the closest larger city consisting of several grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, local entertainment and growers market.  Wineries and tourist activities abound in all of Southern Oregon within easy driving distance.  Also this property is wIthin a couple hours drive from the beautiful Pacific Northwest Coast and many quaint coastal villages. 

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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 Geothermal
Cooling System Geothermal
Ventilation System
Whole House Filtration
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Water System Well
Wastewater System Other

Construction Information

Construction Type Hybrid
Exterior Finish Plaster - Earth
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint
Floor Material Carpet
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Contact Seller

Pamela Carmichael® Real Estate Designed to Sell LLC

Listing ID: 20621