Eureka Springs, Arkansas — Green Home For Sale

Beautiful straw bale solar home and 12 acres with 20' waterfall, bluffs, cavern and river frontage. 8 miles from the artist haven of Eureka Springs, AR. and 45 minutes from the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville.


Listing ID: 18937


  • Green Home
  • Straw bale
  • Off the Grid

Annual Property Tax $1,500
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 1,200 sq ft
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 12 acres
Year Built 1997

Property Description

Off grid straw bale construction with a steel truss frame. Utilizes solar power with battery back up and south facing wall of low E windows to sustain inside temperature and aid with passive solar heating. Wood stove successfully heats whole house. Cistern rainwater collection and filtration system and self composting toilet. House has an open floor plan, 1,200 sq.ft. with a loft. 1 bedroom/1 bath in main house. Pine hardwood floors. Built in storage bench seating. 1,100 sq.ft. of wrap around deck overlooking the waterfall & bluffs. Propane water heater and refrigerator. Studio/guest cabin is heated by propane. Wedding chapel can be a business or additional guest lodging and has a ventless fireplace. Property has what could be a building site with a stunning view of the White River and you can keep your canoe on the 200" of riverfrontage. 20' waterfall has a deep pool and creek that runs down the property to join the river. Home was hand built by an artist with many unique artistic touches inside and out. Property includes a studio/guest cabin and a wedding chapel that was a successful business for many years and could be operated as such or converted to additional guest lodging. The cavern beneath the waterfall was used for a camp spot by Native American Indians and Civil War soldiers. Artifacts have been found to confirm this. This is truly a magical place to live.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

- Straw bale construction
- Off grid utilizing solar power with battery back up
- Cistern rain water collection system
- Composting toilet
- Wood heat
- Low E windows
- Metal roof
- Low VOC paint & stain
- No formaldehyde in materials


Neighborhood Description

Property is very secluded and private yet only 1/2 mile to blacktop road. Closest neighbor is 1/2 mile and no other homes can be seen from anywhere on the property. Abundance of wildlife. White River boat launch is 1/2 mile and Beaver Lake rec area is 2.5 miles. Great Trout fishing,canoeing,boating,hiking,camping,mt.biking.


Market Area

8 miles to Eureka Springs - known for its diversity and artist community. Music festivals, historic homes and B&Bs,fine dining and beautiful scenery make this a wonderful place to call home. The Northwest Arkansas metro area is only 45 minutes away with the cities of Fayetteville,Springdale,Rogers and Bentonville.


School District

Eureka Springs


Community


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split Level


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Mountain


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 Fireplace
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Composting Toilet
Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No