Waupaca, Wisconsin — Green Home For Sale

Low maintenance and comfortable. New future-proof, rural house for the eco-minded, interested in a sustainable life style. Specially designed for disabled, too. This house is the Prius of homes! Located in a renewable energy hotbed of WI.

Listing ID: 19749

  • Accessible Home
  • Energy Efficient Home
  • EnergyStar Home
  • Green Home
  • GreenBuilt Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $265,000
Annual Property Tax $4,000
Annual Utility Cost $500
Home Area 1,200 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 43560 sq ft
Year Built 2014

Property Description

All one level universal house suitable for one, two, or couple with a child or parent or caregiver. Home is part of a sustainable community of five homes (2 built) - all financially independent. Fiber cement siding, standing seam metal roof, Marvin Ulltrex fiberglass windows inside and out, sun tunnels on north facing roof. Completely LED lighting. Energy Star appliances: range, refrigerator, microwave, chest freezer, washer, dryer, hybrid water heater. Dual flush toilets. Laundry chute from shower. Built in laundry baskets. Wheelchair accessible bathroom sink and shower. In floor radiant electric heat generated partially from photovoltaics with wood stove and passive solar. Tray ceiling LED lighting in living area. Speaker system throughout house, garage, and porch. Ceramic tile and bamboo floors. Tiled counter tops in kitchen, laundry, and pantry/mudroom. Oak cabinets and interior doors. Safe room/cold storage built to FEMA standards. Potentially zero energy and minimal maintenance. Organic gardening available. Common area on property with chicken coop and shared yard equipment. Shared well. Landscaping is not done. Covenant and shared private road maintenance required. Open to discussion on covenant. Semi-annual fee of $300 for snowplowing and shared equipment maintenance. Home energy ratings are not accurate. Not known at this point but should be excellent. Had to put in a number of some kind. The actual address of this home is E1955 Lambs Quarters Lane, Waupaca, a private road. This road was only established on 1/1/2014 and does sometimes does not show up on GPS, thus the reason for using N428 East Rd as the address.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Floors are R30, walls approach R40, ceiling R70. Blower door test 2.38 but know that simple steps can be taken to make this lower. All electric but it also has a wood stove that could be used for primary or supplemental heating. All LED lighting except for florescent in mechanical room. Virtually no lighting needed during the day. PV inverter has option to create power off grid after storm (very rarely does power go out). One low utility bill for electric. No LP. This home is a future-built home. In other words, it needs no adaptation for future needs as aging occurs. It is also very convenient for the young with no steps to climb throughout the entire house and immediate exterior from driveway to front entry, garage, or porch.

Neighborhood Description

This is the second house of a 5-house sustainable development located on a farm. The farm and development is surrounded by rural neighbors, some who farm, some are residential. The development includes 30+ acres of pasture for grassfed sheep and goats. The pasture is accessible to all residents for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing. The area of the pasture viewed on the south side of the house is a beautiful prairie area with lupine, followed by spiderwort, and yellow coneflower.

Market Area

Waupaca is a city of 6,000 surrounded by several townships adding another approximately 9,000 to the immediate area. The principal employers are the Waupaca Foundry, King Veterans Home, Riverside Memorial Hospital, the Waupaca School System. Excellent library. It is a very arts oriented, tourist, and agricultural community half way between the Fox River Valley and Stevens Point/Plover. Rated #1 retirement place in WI. Active Farmers Market and organic farming. MREA is located 25 mi away.

School District

Waupaca School District consists of a high school with about 700 students plus a middle school, and two learning centers. It has multiple sport facilities, a performing arts center, two greenhouses. The high school has a 17.2 Kw solar array installed in 2011 and the middle school also has an array installed a number of years ago. There are over 250 staff members.


The community is very active. Many opportunities available for community involvement. There is a Community Theatre, Art Show, Chorus, Art Center, Arts on the Square Festival, Community Garden, Winchester Academy which sponsors educational presentations more than 25 times a year. The library also offers many programs. Active community sustainability groups exist. Health education offered, both traditional and alternative. Many denominations of religious organizations/other diverse groups.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

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 Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Active
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Other
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 576 sqft

Contact Information

Jane Haasch

E1990 Lambs Quarters Lane
Waupaca, WI 54981 US
Telephone: (715) 258-5664

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