24733 US-281, San Antonio, TX 78264, USA, San Antonio, Texas

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Added On:06/04/2022
Last Updated:07/14/2024

San Antonio's first Eco-conscious 'Rammed Earth' Home is Now for Sale

Green HomeSustainable HomeEnergy Efficient HomeRammed Earth
$425,000Asking Price (USD)
$7,407Annual Property Tax
2,833Square Feet
3 / Beds / Baths
3.6 acresLot Size
2019Year Built
Green HomeProperty Type

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Purchase Price ($)Down Payment
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Loan Amount
$340,000
Annual Interest Rate
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Loan Term (years)
Monthly Mortgage Payment
$2,447.56

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Rammed earth construction, courtyard style, allowing for natural lighting and ventilation. Rammed earthen walls make it energy efficient, cool in summer, warm in winter. Mini splits and wood stove installed for adjusting temperature to personal preference. Rammed earth is with soil from the same property and no harsh chemicals like regular construction. Courtyard allows for rainwater harvesting. Water for the house comes from San Antonio Water System, electricity from City Public Service. Working well for outside faucets. Property has sandy soil, perfect for growing your own fruits and veggies. 

Property Description

The very first rammed earth house in Bexar County, energy efficient courtyard design and material to live a sustainable country lifestyle in 3.6 acres of land; grow your herbs and veggies, keep your chickens for eggs and enjoy the countryside in this lovely 2,800 square feet 3 beds 3.5 bathrooms and an office with balcony amazing new construction. Walk through the antique wooden doors and walk into a lovely courtyard where you can enjoy your morning coffee and the birdsong every day.

Leverage the sun and moonlight and enjoy the classic Roman Style architecture used for centuries. Built on a solid foundation that holds the weight of a 4-story building, this rammed earth house features two boxes of 18-inch thick pest-free, fire resistant, energy-efficient rammed earthen walls that stay cool in summer and warm in winter. Metal roof and plenty of storage space in this spacious home with walk in closets and multiple doors and windows for natural lighting.

This sustainable construction doesn't need an AC system; the house is cooled efficiently with mini splits in the dining and living area, and in the master bedroom. In winter, the home is warmed with a wood stove in the living and dining area, keeping the home in a comfortable temperature and spending around $100-150/month in electricity.

Work from home in the second floor office with a balcony with a view to the countryside, Enjoy the spring blossoms and watching the neighbors ride their horses on Saturday mornings in beautiful Losoya Texas, outside of city limits but part of Bexar county with city water and electricity, and a water well for the multiple water faucets throughout the property on 281 highway.

Earthen walls were built with soil from the same property. Back of the property is fenced separately where the hole still is visible and a natural pond can be easily installed. The property also includes incomplete structure that can be removed or rehabilitated for barn or other projects purposes.

Being on the highway in an up and coming area, minutes away from Mission del Lago Golf Course, Toyota, TJ Maxx and NuStar campus, this is prime real estate on a major highway with huge residential and commercial potential close to the Brooks City area for wining, dining and shopping.

Get homestead and farming county exceptions and enjoy the Texas country where the soil is conducive for growing fruits and veggies, keep your own animals for clean consumption and work from home in a small piece of paradise living a sustainable lifestyle. The home is ready for you to make your finishing touches.


Neighborhood Description

South Bexar County in Losoya area; farming community, Southside Independent School District schools. Neighbors know each other, ride their horses every Saturday morning. Very close to Pleasanton Texas, yet still within Bexar County, right outside San Antonio city limits. No need for city permits to build and embellish property. 

Market Area

Address is the city of San Antonio, this area is growing and developing quickly, with Toyota, TJMaxx and NuStar companies in the area. Property has much commercial potential being on a main highway 281. 

School District

Southside School District, formerly a rural district, provides K-12 education with several schools in the area, bilingual programs available.

Community

Country sustainable living; ability to keep your own animals and get a farming county tax exception. Neighbors know each other, as they've been there most of their lives. Very calm and safe community. 

Location of Home or Land

Rural

Elevation of Home

Other

Air Quality

Agriculture in Areayes
Industry in Areayes
Air Pollution in Areano
Pesticide Freeyes
Fragrance Freeyes
Cleaned with Green Productsyes

Interior Environment

Heating System
Other
Cooling System
Other
Whole House Vacuumno

Energy & Water

Water System
Municipal
Wastewater System
Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type
Rammed Earth
Exterior Finish
Plaster - Earth
Other
Interior Finish
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Floor Material
Concrete
Roof Material
Metal
Window Material
Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material
Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carportno
Garage Typeattached
Number of Cars1

Contact Seller

Listing ID : 20630