Myrtle Creek, Oregon — Green Home For Sale

Sustainability constructed single level home with four bedrooms and two and one half baths on 4.5 acres with option to split off one two acre parcel. Property includes beautiful views overlooking the South Umpqua River Valley, garden space, possible rain catchment system, and Oak and Fir trees.

Listing ID: 18979

  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home

Asking Price (USD) $375,000
Annual Property Tax $1,073
Annual Utility Cost $3,000
Home Area 1,408 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Total Property Area 4.7 acres
Year Built 2005

Property Description

This home was designed and constructed by an owner-builder. It features non-toxic construction throughout. It is a single level slab on grade with radiant floor heat. The bedrooms are Douglas Fir tongue and grove wood floors, also with radiant floor heating. The heating system was designed by Radiant-Tech from Vermont. The system is an open direct type and can be reversed in the summer to provide cooling by running the incoming cold water through the floor. The home has large 10 foot covered porches on the North and South Sides which offer great passive cooling in the summer. The bathrooms feature claw foot double ended tubs, pedestal style sinks, and built in corner cabinets. The entire home has vaulted ceilings. The ceilings in the bedrooms and main living area are tongue and groove pine. The ceilings in the bathrooms and laundry area are Port Orford Cedar. Two large sky lights provide natural lighting in the combined open area which includes the living room, dining room, and Kitchen

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This home was constructed with materials and finishes chosen for their non-toxic properties. There is no plywood in the home except for the roof sheathing which is only in the attic space and fully separate from the home. All wood incorporated into the home is solid pine, fir, alder, or cedar and finished with natural oils. The cabinets were constructed with Wheat Straw board with Alder frames, doors and drawer fronts. The counter tops are 80% crushed recycled glass and seeded with art glass and stones in cement binder. The counter top work was done by a couple of local artists who also make sinks and provide straw bale consulting. The main floor area is reddish earth tone colored concrete. The wood windows were built by Sierra Pacific Windows. They utilize Sustainable Forestry Initiative lumber in the production of their windows. The windows are Sedona push out model (awning style) where the screens are hinged and on the inside of the home. Interior doors are knotty pine arch top style. All door hardware is by Emtek. All insulation is “Ultra Touch” natural cotton fiber insulation. Wood Stove is a soap stone stove produced by Hearthstone.

Neighborhood Description

The home is in an area with zoning that is Rural Residential 2 acre minimum. Much of the adjoining land is zoned Farm Forest or Farm. The property has exceptional views of the South Umpqua River Valley and adjoining farmland. The 4.67 acres can be divided into two parcels.

Market Area

The home is located mid-way between the communities of Myrtle Creek and Roseburg. Easy access to Interstate 5 makes it a 10 minute drive to Myrtle Creek (Pop. 3,500) and 15 minute drive to Roseburg (Pop 21,000).

School District

South Umpqua


Myrtle Creek

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


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 Electric Radiant
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 Municipal
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint AFM
Floor Material Concrete
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Recycled Denim Batt

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No