Vanscoy, Saskatchewan — Green Home For Sale

45 acres with two passive solar energy effecient homes near Saskatoon. 22km from the city along highway 7.


Listing ID: 19295


  • Accessible Home
  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home

Asking Price (USD) $800,000
Annual Property Tax $2,000
Annual Utility Cost $3,600
Home Area 1,800 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 23 acres
Year Built 1980

Property Description

Acreage for sale with two energy efficiency double wall stackwall houses
Vanscoy Saskatchewan, Canada

Two passive solar energy efficient houses on a beautiful yardsite with numerous outbuildings. This is a nicely landscaped sheltered park-like yard situated 16 miles south west of Saskatoon along highway #7 and two kilometres out of the town of Vanscoy. Here you can live large in the country with these two double wall stackwall energy efficient houses. Heating costs for two houses and a shop for 9 months this last winter was $1200 total. Both houses are built with R40 walls and R60 ceilings and heated with gas boilers. There is a large red barn with a loft and a basement with many possibilities for various activities. The barn is set up for horses and a watering bowl is directly behind in the attached corrals. There is ample water as the acreage is situated on the raw water line from Sask. Water. The acreage consists of 45 acres with many shelter belts trees surrounding the yardsite. The outbuildings include a 40x 60 steel quonset, a two car garage with a loft, two pole shelters suitable for hay storage or machinery storage and two greenhouses. The gardens and hay fields have been organically maintained. In production is a half acre seabuckthorn orchard.

The yardsite around the houses is beautifully landscaped with many perennial gardens, a garden pond with a bridge, and many evergreen and deciduous trees, mature as well as newly planted in the last couple of years. Pride of ownership is the mode of operantis and the place is immaculately kept. There is also a 1.3 KW wind generator to supplement the power supply. Many recycled projects adorn the yard and welcome visitors to the homes.

This yardsite and buildings could be developed into a great venue for conferences, weddings and a bed and breakfast as it has been featured in a number of gardening and home magazines and attracts a lot of visitors each year for tours.

Below is the full description of both house specifications.

Specification sheet for Stackwall House #1

Entry porch and laundry room 8 x 15.5
-oak cupboards above washer & dryer
-closet
-vinyl flooring
- service stairway to basement- ( 36 inches wide)

Open concept main living area consisting of kitchen, dining and living room
Kitchen 13 x 17
-white all wood cabinets with glass inserts in most top cupboards and mostly drawers in lower cabinets
-insulated vinyl flooring
-built in Maytag dishwasher
-built in 30 inch Jenn-air dual fuel range
-island with slightly lower eating ledge
-four stools
Dining Room 9 x 14.5
Living Room 15 x 14.5
-hardwood in dining and living rooms

Bathroom 8.5 x 8.5
-three piece with large shower (40 inches square)

Den- ceramic tile floor 13.5 x 13
Studio/Bedroom- vinyl floor 13.5 x 14.5
-cedar wood finish throughout both east rooms

Five foot wide Spiral staircase to basement and upstairs loft in centre of living area
-hardwood pads on stairs

Upstairs Loft
Bedroom- laminate floo r 12 x 14.5
Bath and dressing room 11.5 x 13
-three piece bath with whirlpool tub
-hardwood floor
-walk in closet and stand alone closet
-door to outside rooftop sunroom

Basement
Sitting Room/TV/ Hobby room 12.5 x 13
-hardwood floor
Bedroom/ Storage Room 8 x 13
Bedroom - carpeted 8.5 x10
Powder room 3.5 x 5

South facing sunroom 10x 16

Extras:
-central vacuum- new in 2008
-two low flush toilets
-gas boiler heating system in separate boiler room with baseboard heaters and in-floor heat in east rooms
-most windows are tripled glazed/ low E
-three skylights
-many interesting features with glass inserts in main doors, glass blocks and glass panels for added lighting
-metal roofing, soffits and facia
- Attached lean-to for storage, with insulated area for vegetable storage 6 x 40



Specification sheet for house # 2 (bungalow)

Entry porch (not heated) 11 x 14.5
-windows on south and west
-good storage area with shelving

Kitchen 12 x 13
-solid wood cabinets
-electric range and refrigerator

Dining/Living area 17.5 x 19
-large south facing windows

Den 6.5 x 18
-carpet

Master bedroom 13.5 x 14
-skylight
2nd bedroom 10 x 12
-skylight

Main bath 6.5 x 9
-3 piece with acrylic all in one tub surround
2nd bath 6.5 x 6.5
-3 piece with shower stall

Laundry room 5.5 x 6
-washer and dryer included

Extras
-large deck area
-hardwood floor throughout except in the den and bathrooms
-gas boiler with baseboard heaters
-metal roofing
-good rental with good tenants at present


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Both these homes are stackwall homes built from recycled lumber mostly power and telephone cedar poles. Walls are 24+ inches thick so heating and cooling bills are very low. We never need to worry about an air conditioner in the summer. The unique design allows low winter sun to come fully into the homes to help heat them in winter and the wide overhang on the roof keeps the hot summer sun off the windows and out of the houses. There are no windows on the north to allow cold air to come in. Thick roof insulation provides R60 rating in the roof.


Neighborhood Description

These homes are located on an acreage 2 kilometres out of the town of Vancsoy and 22 kms from the rapidly growing city of Saskatoon. Gardens and area have always been organically farmed.


Market Area

Saskatoon is a city of nearing 300 000 population and growing very quickly in all directions. A new subdivision with large stores is at present developing on the west outskirts of the city making these very close to Vanscoy.
Vanscoy has a good school to grade 8 with hight school at 8 miles away in Delisle.


School District

Prairie Spirt


Community


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Other


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Solar - Passive
Other
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Other
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Linoleum
Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 676 sqft