Independence, Virginia — Green Home For Sale

Straw Bale Construction Timber Frame in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Green Home Straw bale
Annual Property Tax $587
Annual Utility Cost $890
Home Area 1,796 sq ft
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 22.2 acres
Year Built 2004

Listing ID: 19016

Property Description

This mountain home is a timber frame with an open floor plan, lots of light, windows and great views. This custom built home has lots of great features including straw bale construction with an R- 50 insulative value, stucco interior and exterior, hot water on demand, custom concrete counter tops, harwood floors and custom cabinetry made of chestnut and ash. Nice studio/ workshop area in basement.rnThis property also includes a 20X40 shed and an additional outbuilding. This is a great horse property with a southern exposure and super views in several directions. It has several acres of pasture but is mostly wooded with mature timber. Tucked away and private yet with easy access to hwy 58 via a quiet secondary state maintained road.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Straw bale construction, super insulated, hot water on demand, passive soloar with southern exposure.

Neighborhood Description

Quiet rural agricultural community close to the New River and the North Carolina/ Virginia line in Grayson County Virginia.

Market Area

Rural community. Population of 16,000 in Grayson County.

School District



Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Contact Information

Joan Collins

PO Box 474
Independence , VA 24348 US