Saint Johns, Arizona — Green Home For Sale

40 acre off-grid ranch with solar, two wells,two out buildings and big barn in beautiful and peaceful northern Arizona high desert. The house has been completely redecorated to give it a southwestern style and making use out of all spaces.


Listing ID: 19772


  • Sustainable Home
  • Off the Grid

Annual Property Tax $450
Annual Utility Cost $500
Home Area 1,100 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 40 acres
Year Built 1994

Property Description

Enjoy the quiet life at 6300 feet elevation with this 1100 sq.ft. home that has been recently redecorated and had a lot of work done including a new greywater system and new solar system. The house comes with two wells, one supplies the house with a 1200 gallon storage tank and the other well is at the back of the property with a 10,000 tank for irrigation or livestock. The property is 40 acres and completely fenced in. Plus there is a 50 X 50 barn with stables and a tack room. The area around the barn, 2 acres, is fenced in and strong enough to keep in Buffalo which the prior owners raised. There are two outbuildings; one is where the water tank is kept, the other is where the solar equipment is kept and is big enough with shelving to be a storage/ hobby shop. That outbuilding is 10 X 20. The solar system provides 1020 watts of generating power into a battery bank with 3000 amp/hours plus an Air-X 400 wind generator. Also installed is a system for powering the house in two other ways as back-up systems. These two options are with direct generator feed to the house or another emergency back-up utilizing a smaller inverter that can be connected to batteries that can be added in the closet next to the bathroom. House has a septic system. Internet is through either satellite or Verizon wireless, satellite TV available and cell phone service works depending on the service provider. A local propane company delivers to the house as do FEDEX and UPS but no postal service from the USPS. So much is included with this homestead such as a small man made pond (prior owners used it for ducks), washer and propane dryer, propane wall heater, swamp cooler, refrigerator, 5500 generator in it's own custom built storage box, an emergency shelter already in place for personalized modifications and much more.

With so much accessible room this property is perfect as a getaway place, full time residence or even set up as an emergency "bug-out" location. There is lots of room to add out buildings, a greenhouse or even a few RVs if the need is there in order to provide for the entire family a location for safety. Witch Wells has been said by many well known survivalists as a very prime location for surviving a myriad of disasters.

There have been many upgrades and repairs done throughout the house and property including a new insulated well box, piping insulation, grey water system, some electrical, new and reinforced fencing around the house, a Dog play area built with trees for shade, landscaping plus more around the exterior which can be explained in further detail to interested buyers.

Inside the house much has been redecorated including new paint throughout, new flooring in the kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom as well as the paint/utility room. The bathroom has had a makeover as well besides the new flooring with a rebuilt toilet new light fixture and more. The kitchen has also had new custom built open shelving installed with reclaimed wood and a custom built counter with open shelving and large basin copper sink. The additions and improvement made to the house are quite a list including everything from a new house pressure feed pump to all new wiring for the well pump to the house. Much, much more information can be accessed on the website which will include many more detailed pictures and descriptions of the house and property as well as a video tour. Video tour available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt9jgtrT8ng&feature=youtu.be

This property is the only full time residence on the road which is about 4 miles off the highway. The nearest full time residence near the property is about two miles away so plenty of privacy. The property cannot be found on GPS or Google map utilizing the address so directions will be given to interested buyers. Price is negotiable with cash offers.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

1 1/2 year old new solar system that provides all power needs to the house, well pump and storage shed. Two 120 foot deep wells for water and irrigation. Two greywater systems providing water to trees in front and back of house. No pesticides or harsh chemicals have been used in maintaining cleanliness and yard maintenance. Natural products for grout sealing and septic/greywater treatment have only been used.


Neighborhood Description

Remote, quiet and peaceful location in the middle of free-range grazing land and wildlife in the high desert. The closest towns are Sanders 24 miles North; Saint Johns 26 miles South; Gallup, NM 76 miles Northeast; Show Low 77 miles Southwest. The White Mountains are about 80 miles away providing plenty of outdoor activities on the lakes and rivers that can be found around every corner. Big open skies with amazing vast views and access to a canyon 2 miles away make this a great location.


Market Area

Saint Johns is the closest town with amenities such as a hardware store, grocery, mini-marts, restaurants, gas stations, churches, schools, parks, small airport, a library, public buildings and more including the Apache County fair grounds. Beyond that there is the Springerville/Eager area and Show Low which offer many many more amenities and activities.


School District

St. Johns Unified School District, Northland Pioneer College, Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology


Community

It is a very small community where recognizing a familiar face is an everyday occurrence. Self-reliance is a big part of most people in the community as well but even more so in our off-grid community where self-sustainability is a way of life.


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level


Location of Home or Land

Other


Elevation of Home

Other


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 Other
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Swamp Cooler
Ventilation System Other
Part of Cooling System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Water System Well
Wastewater System Other
Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Other
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Tile
Vinyl
Wood - Laminated
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No