Tucson, Arizona — Green Home For Sale

Special Strawbale Home in Civano Community Energy Efficiency and Modern Convenience


Listing ID: 18981


  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Straw bale

Annual Property Tax $2,121
Annual Utility Cost $500
Home Area 1,729 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 6970 sq ft
Year Built 1999

Property Description

This very special straw bale home is located on a large corner lot in the Community of Civano, which is nationally recognized for its planning and energy saving innovations.

This home has custom hardware and wood trim throughout. The master bath has a walk in shower and jacuzzi bath.

There is a large covered rear porch looking onto a large backyard. The backyard is private and has access to a rear alley.

The home has a large 2-car garage with plenty of room for a workshop, and lots of storage space.

The two foot thick straw bale walls not only provide wonderful energy efficiency; they also create a wonderfully quiet and peaceful interior environment. You will delight in the quality of light that comes through the thick walls.

This is a home that will provide savings and real pleasure from the moment you move in, and on into the future. It is located on one of the older streets in Civano, and has wonderful mature landscaping. A swimming pool (solar heated!) and tennis court are a short walk away.

Anyone buying this house will be the owner of something special.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This home is built of straw bales with stucco exterior finish and plaster exterior finish. It has tile floors through out. Straw bale is one of the best building materials for a desert environment. You will have to experience the house to believe how its two foot thick strawbale walls moderate the outdoor temperature to maintain a constant and comfortable interior. This also translates to very low monthly utility bills. This home is certified to use at least 50% less energy for heating and cooling than a standard home.

In addition to the building material, the home has the following "green" features:
-air exchange system
-whole house air exhaust system that can be modified to your particular needs
-solar hot water generated
-"Energy Star" rated appliances.

This is a comfortable, quiet, energy efficient home whose value will only grow in the years to come.


Neighborhood Description

This home is located in Civano community. Civano is recognized nationally for its innovative planning and resource conservation methods. This is a real community with walkable streets, front porches that are really used, and good recreation amenities. Civano stands out from all the other new communities in Tucson both for how it "looks and feels" and for the energy conservation aspects of the community.

Civano homes hold their value.


Market Area

This home is located on the East side of the City of Tucson. Tucson is noted for its mild winter weather, and its breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

Tucson's economy is anchored by a strong high tech sector, the University of Arizona, and a strong military presence. The presence of the University serves as the base for Tucson's rich and varied cultural life.

From hiking to symphonies, to many opportunities for continued education; Tucson presents a highly attractive area in which to live.


School District

Vail


Community

Community of Civano


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level


Location of Home or Land

Suburban


Elevation of Home

Sea Level


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 Forced Air - Heat Pump
Cooling System Conventional Heat Pump
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 700 sqft