Moab, Utah

This is a custom, 8-year-old straw bale home on a quiet street in the beautiful town of Moab, Utah. It has natural finishes, is highly energy efficient, and has solar panels and infloor radiant heating.

Natural Home Straw bale Solar - Photovoltaic
$695,000 Asking Price (USD)
$1,600 Annual Property Tax
$900 Annual Utility Cost
1,344 Square Feet
3 / 2 Beds / Baths
8712 sq ft Lot Size
2015 Year Built
Green Home Property Type

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The home has thick, energy- efficient straw bale walls, fairly new double paned windows, passive solar design, and solar panels.

Property Description

This custom, straw bale home on a quiet, dead-end street a short walk from the center of Moab. The home is fairly recent and in excellent condition. Straw bale and adobe plaster are very high in energy efficiency and nontoxic. It is on a .2 acre lot with garden space and mature shade trees, partially fenced. There are 3.3 kilowatts of solar panels on the roof. The home has an efficient on-demand water heater, infloor radiant heating in all rooms, and a woodburning stove. Two of the bedrooms have high lofts and all rooms have high-lofted aspen-planked ceilings. The interior finishes are custom earth plaster, natural slate tile, oak flooring, weathered cedar cabinets, or tadelakt plaster (the tadelakt is in both bathrooms). The neighborhood is zoned residential and there are no CC&Rs (except a 19' height limit should the home be replaced) and no HOA.

Neighborhood Description

The lot is on a quiet, short, dead end street an easy 15 minute walk from downtown Moab, schools, the grocery store, ballfields, parks, the creek, the library, the post office, and music venues. The neighborhood is zoned residential and the street is fully built, so it is unlikely to get busier.

Market Area

Moab, Utah is famous for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation. The town has a population of 5,000 people and the county a population of 10,000. It is near two national parks (Arches and Canyonlands), millions of acres of federal public land, and canyons and creeks and a river famed for their beauty. 

School District

Our children are very young, so we don't know much about the Grand County School District. There is a small charter elementary school 3 blocks from the home.

Community

The town has a vibrant local culture with arts, local music, festivals, many restaurants, and active community engagement.

Location of Home or Land

Rural

Elevation of Home

Mountain

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free No
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Active
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Swamp Cooler
Ventilation System Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Municipal
Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Plaster - Earth
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Milk Paint
Other
Floor Material Other
Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Recycled Newsprint

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Property Website

Website: https://strawbalehomeinmoab.info

Contact Seller

Laurel Hagen

Listing ID: 20668