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Orofino, Idaho — Green Home For Sale

SOLAR lodge-style home and 8.75 acre hobby farm. Tied into the grid for excess energy needs or buyback. Self sufficiency at its best! Only 2400 foot elevation for a long growing season!

  • Green Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $599000
Annual Property Tax $3000
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 3700 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Total Property Area 8.8 acres
Year Built 1965

Property Description



(note: the below map is off by 6 miles - the home is 6 miles south of the map point on Grangemont Road)

Gorgeous 3700 sq ft lodge-style home on 8.75 acres in Idaho’s mild banana belt! Solar home with traditional electricity also concurrently available from local energy co-op. Home also has dual wood stoves, propane cooking, dual wells and natural spring! Tri-level home contains 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a huge great-room providing open living space (conjoined living room, family room, dining room, and kitchen), a 450 sq foot daylight basement containing a full commercial quality gym (all gym equipment can be purchased with home), a gun room/office (gun safe and reloading equipment negotiable with purchase), and lots of storage space! The floor plan and large square footage would even accommodate two families or an extended family! A massive $100,000 remodeling project is nearly complete to include 1100 sq. ft. of natural slate flooring installed in the open living space, new carpeting, tongue and groove open beamed cedar ceilings, Tuscan style kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, cedar and granite kitchen island, cedar baseboards, beautiful fully remodeled master suite with master bath, guest bedroom, and 2 guest baths, new interior doors, new exterior doors, a $5K custom built double sided wood furnace, new rustic style lighting fixtures, and a 16 foot high wall of windows with stunning views. This is the south facing living room wall, which has been replaced by 16 windows providing warmth and natural light for indoor herb garden and vegetable starts. Home can be bought furnished or unfurnished! A 2010 Cub Cadet riding lawn mower with trailer is also negotiable with purchase.

8.75 rolling acres – pasture/forest mix
2400 ft elevation allows for mild weather
On paved, county-maintained road 6 miles from town, but not another home in sight!
Private gravel driveway with gated entry and paved parking
Beautiful new split rail fencing (2010)
Perimeter fenced and cross fenced
Numerous ranch gates with convenient walk thrus
Two horse pastures fenced with flat wire and split rail – 2+ acres each
One cattle/livestock pasture with barbed wire and no climb fence – 1 acre
Large, productive garden – surrounded by new 350 foot long deer fence (8 feet tall)
Garden produced 800 lbs of produce in 2011 - we are in zone 5 with a LONG growing season
Young Orchard (2 apple, 2 Asian pear, 2 cherry, 2 peach trees)
Mature/productive apple trees
Natural spring
Seasonal creek and pond
Landscaped front and back yard
Planted deer plot with resident deer herd
Resident turkey and quail flocks
Elk, bear, and numerous bird species also visit
Gun range on property
Hundreds of hours of property improvements in the last 12 months

3700 sq ft
4 bedrooms/4 full bathrooms
Stunning great room with sunken living room
Sunlight/walkout basement
$100,000 major remodeling project just completed
New electric service panels (2011)
New solar system
Two 6500 watt backup gas generators
New custom wood furnace insert
Second wood burning stove on lower level
Propane hot water heater
Forced heat/air with zone controls
All appliances included (stainless steel refrigerator, dual propane ovens, propane stovetop, dishwasher, new microwave)
3 outdoor propane bibs for running gas grill/appliances from the main tanks
2 wells, 25gpm and 4gpm
1500 gallon backup cistern onsite
Huge master bedroom suite with new Trex Deck (built to support a hot tub)
Dual phone/fax lines
Satellite high-speed internet via Hughes Business Class service (dish owned)
Satellite Television via Dish Network
Septic system/field
Metal roof
Poured concrete foundation

Barn - 100ft x 24ft post and beam barn with 200 ton hay capacity, stalls, and tack room. Water and electricity installed. Includes automatic, heated horse watering system.
Paddock – new 400 sq ft attached, covered sand paddock (2011)
Two attached horse pastures (2+ acres each) utilizing split rail and smooth wire fencing
Two Pump/Storage houses (insulated for constant 40-50 degrees for food storage)
Shop - 240 sq ft Insulated workshop with power
Carport - 3 car attached to home via breezeway
Chicken coop and run (6 laying hens included)
Bee hive - active
Metal roofs on all buildings

Bordering 2 million acres of State and National Forest and timber company holdings.
Elk, deer, and turkey hunting just minutes away
6 miles from Orofino city limit (population 3000)
5 miles above the Dworshak Dam and Reservoir with 183 miles of shoreline
8 miles from the Clearwater Fish Hatchery
5 miles from a local lumber mill
10 miles from Orofino Municipal Airport
50 miles from Lewiston Regional Airport
50 miles from Walmart, Costco, Home Depot, etc.
Not a single traffic light in the entire county!
Our dogs have no leash law and no fences!!!
Thousands of miles of hiking and horse trails

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This SOLAR home offers dual energy solutions. It can be operated entirely off grid, or using dual power - drawing extra needed power from the local electricity co-op (and selling excess solar power back to them at the same rate). Either way, you can be self sufficient, utilizing solar energy with generator backup, propane appliances, and wood heat, but have the security of access to the grid if desired. And selling excess energy back into the grid can be an income source as well!

Neighborhood Description

Home is 6 miles from the town center, on a very good quality paved county road that is well maintained year around. The property is adjacent to 2 million acres of State and National Forest, but with all the conveniences of town on 10 minutes away.

Market Area

Orofino is a small agricultural town in North Central Idaho in what is called the banana belt of Idaho. We have mild short winters, comfortable warm summers and a long growing season. The community consists of hard working families with a mind to self sufficiency and community.

School District



Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


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 - Active
Wood Stove
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Home Energy Ratings

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) -
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) Rating: -
Type: -

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Other
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Carport Attached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 700 sqft

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