Glade Park, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

Cozy straw bale home on 36 acres near Grand Junction, CO. Great trees, views, cliffs, and quiet.


Listing ID: 19446


  • Green Home
  • Straw bale

Annual Property Tax $998
Annual Utility Cost $600
Home Area 1,620 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 23 acres
Year Built 2003

Property Description

Want to get away from it all and live the simple life? Come explore this wonderful property. Surrounded by sandstone cliffs & sweeping views, this straw bale home is energy efficient and a retreat from the business of the Grand Valley. Engineered foundation with post & beam construction,and straw bale insulation, with stucco exterior. No cooling needed,open the windows and let the breeze blow through. Heating through passive solar & wood stove will keep you toasty in winter. Concrete floors,tongue & groove pine ceilings, an open floor plan with large kitchen. A small cozy home that fits in this naturally beautiful location, but not off grid. The home has Grand Valley Power, phone,and satellite internet. Would make a great shared getaway/hunting retreat. There is also a 10 x 10 cabin w/ wood stove that makes a good guest room. 10 miles west of the Glade Park Store, easily accessible year round,and school bus service at the property.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Straw bale construction with low utility bills and built in to the natural setting.


Neighborhood Description

Glade Park is a rural area outside of Grand Junction, Colorado, up on top of the Colorado National Monument. The community is mostly 35+ acre tracts, with plenty of residents, but also plenty of privacy and space between neighbors. The heart of the community is a crossroads with a small store, volunteer fire station, school, and church. The home is about a 45 minute drive from downtown Grand Junction.


Market Area

Grand Junction, CO has approximately 110,000 residents in the valley, including the communities of Palisade, Fruita, and Glade Park. It retains its small town feel while offering all the amenities of a larger town. We have an excellent university (Colorado Mesa University), great hospitals and medical services, mild climate, and endless recreational opportunities.


School District

51


Community

Glade Park


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Other
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No