Monticello, Utah — Green Home For Sale

PRIVACY AND VIEWS! This 2 bed, 2 bath off-grid home is nestled into a peaceful setting with stunning views on 80 private acres northeast of Monticello, Utah. Get away from it all, but stay in touch with good cell/internet service available.

Listing ID: 20280

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $284,000
Annual Property Tax $1,209
Annual Utility Cost $500
Home Area 1,764 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 80 acres
Year Built 2006

Property Description

PRIVATE RETREAT Beautifully constructed off-grid home in a peaceful, quiet setting northeast of Monticello. This two-story home features Rastra block construction with foot-thick walls for excellent energy efficiency and longevity. Your nearest neighbors will be the elk, deer, coyotes, eagles, hawks, and songbirds, abundant in the 80 private acres that surround you. With unfettered mountain views, you will love the escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life - yet still enjoy clear, consistent cellular service, even satellite television and wireless Internet. The home features quality finishes including Pella brand double pane windows and French doors, solid oak and Saltillo tile flooring, custom cabinetry and solid-surface countertops, knotty pine tongue and groove ceilings, a beautiful soaking tub in the main floor bath and a custom tiled oversized shower in the Master bath. The Great Room features 25 foot vaulted ceilings; the open design maximizes the spacious feel of the home and wonderful useable space. There is a huge open kitchen, sweeping living and dining areas with access to the wraparound porch, a guest bedroom and full bath on the main floor. A graceful curved staircase leads to the upper story, with loft area (a perfect office or library nook), and a private Master Suite. The setting of the home is magnificent, with mountains on all four sides and amazing peace and privacy on a private lane. With the feel of a remote, back country retreat, but the absolute comfort of a beautifully built full-time home, this truly unique property is the perfect escape you have longed for.
Listed by Rachel Moody, Real Estate Company of Moab

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The home is entirely off-grid, with 4.8kW solar system with Honda backup generator and passive solar design. Wood-burning Napoleon stove heats the home. The home is built with Rastra block construction, which statistics show creates a home that requires 44% less energy to heat and 32% less energy to keep cool (source - rastra dot com).

Neighborhood Description

The setting of this home is peaceful, with views toward mountain ranges, set on the high desert with a beautiful landscape dotted with sage and juniper. The neighboring properties are all a significant distance from one another, offering a private setting with neighbors to network with. The property is accessed primarily by good gravel County roads, with the last mile a private way.

Market Area

The nearby small, pleasant city of Monticello (pop. est. 2,000) is the municipal source for groceries, banking, etc. World-renowned Moab is about an hour's stunning drive away, offering a hub of outdoor adventure, stellar dining, natural foods and alternative health care, and much more. You are located near the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Bears Ears National Monument.

School District

Public elementary through high school education is based in Monticello.


Southeast Utah is a rare and beautiful place. The landscape is phenomenal, with sandstone and red rock formations framed by snow-capped mountain ranges. You are situated in the corridor of travel that is highlighted by Arches, Canyonlands, Bears Ears, Monument Valley, Grand Staircase/Escalante, the Grand Canyon and beyond. The people of this region are diverse, and each population base brings a unique connection to land, history, and community, and very different perspectives on life.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free No
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 Off the Grid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Other
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type ICFS
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

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Contact Information

Rachel Moody

50 East Center Street
Moab, UT 84532 US
Telephone: (435) 259-0150

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