Gray Creek, British Columbia — Green Home For Sale

This is a 2 story, timber frame home with a straw bale envelope, on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake in Gray Creek. The house is built on a bench with a gorgeous view of Kootenay Lake and the Selkirk mountains.

Listing ID: 20207

  • Accessible Home
  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • GreenBuilt Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Straw bale

Asking Price (USD) $290,000
Annual Property Tax $895
Annual Utility Cost $1,200
Home Area 1,850 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Total Property Area 4 acres
Year Built 1999

Property Description

The House is a 2 story post and beam structure with a complete straw bale envelope.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The insulation value is R48 for the entire house.
The water from Gray Creek is preheated by the wood stove prior to entering the hot water tank.
Propane heat is via a high efficiency (98%) propane furnace.

Neighborhood Description

The house has an exceptional view of the Bay of Crawford, Pilot peninsula, Kootenay lake and the Selkirk mountains.
It is rural, has a sense of being remote, yet it is close to all essential amenities, commercial, social, medical, cultural and religious.

Market Area

The 2 closest small cities are Nelson one hour away 1/2 of that is a ferry ride.
The other is Creston 1 hour away by road.
Gray Creek has a general store a post office and a grocery store and an excellent chinese restaurant
Crawford Bay 5 miles away has a large grocery store, bar, restaurants, artisans, medical clinic post office, golf club

School District

Crawford Bay has the most modern and beautiful green rural school in British Columbia, it often cited as a model of green technology and ecology


The property is on the East Shore of Kootenay lake, a safe, creative, respectful, self reliant and helpful rural community.
People move here for the beauty, the exceptional recreational opportunities, the safety and community support.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Gas
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Other
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Other
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

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Contact Information

Gabriel Dinim

Box 135 15131 Anderson rd
Gray Creek, BC V0B 1S0 CA
Telephone: (250) 551-4632

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