Calico Rock, Arkansas — Green Home For Sale

A 65 acre sustainable homestead, unique Caribbean - Victorian home and 1860 log cabin with bottom land, flowing spring, creek and a forested mountainside. The main house, built in 2000 is super-insulated stone with active solar/wood radiant heat.

Listing ID: 20159

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Sustainable Home

Asking Price (USD) $649,000
Annual Property Tax $2,000
Annual Utility Cost $450
Home Area 3,224 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 65 acres
Year Built 2000

Property Description

Designed mindfully over 25 years by an engineer/craftsman as a sustainable organic farm and homestead, the property has supported generations for 150 years and is now ready for the next 1-1/2 centuries. A large running spring flows from a pristine limestone aquifer on the mountain into fertile bottomland recently operated as an organic farm. Water system includes solar pumped spring water and drilled well to a 1500 gallon gravity storage tank on the mountain. A small animal barn, stone woodshed and a 20 x 40 ft. stone shop building with 220V power are included and a 2” irrigation system runs across the property to 3 different garden plots with sandy to clay loam soils. The mountain is cedar, oak and pine managed sustainably to provide an endless supply of wood, poles and timber along with wildlife habitat for deer, turkey and small game. 3 miles of 4WD roads allow access to all parts of the property. Over 30,000 daffodils are naturalized across the bottomland and the spring flows across the property into a year-round creek. Please see property website link at bottom of this page for detailed photos, videos, floor plans and property maps.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Home features modern Victorian design with 10” thick hand-laid local stone walls for thermal mass, super-insulation, and active solar & renewable outdoor wood boiler with hydronic radiant floor heating. Large solar water heating panel heats floor and domestic hot water needs. Back-up heat is propane gas. Extensive hardscaping around the home is planted with native perennial wildflowers and out back is a large stone woodshed. Under one porch is a concrete storm/root cellar. The log cabin was the valley’s original homestead made just before the Civil War with broadaxe using classic half-dovetail joinery. It features a porch of local stone, an efficient wood stove in place of the original fireplace, hardwood floors and a sleeping loft. A bath and kitchen addition needs restoration. 220V generator plug is wired into the house for emergency power.

Neighborhood Description

Located at the end of a 3 mile long mountain valley with a close-knit community of twelve families that are always willing to help each other. The valley follows a year round spring fed clear running creek.

Market Area

North Central Arkansas is known for a clean environment, strong community values and an economy based on small ranching, tourism and retirement. It is served by air from Springfield, Missouri, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee, each about 3 hours away.

School District

The Calico Rock Independent School District has new facilities and our two children who attended there were well prepared for College.


15 minutes away is clean clear Lake Norfork and world-class trout fishing on the White River. 20 miles away is major shopping, banking, a Farmer’s Market and regional medical center in Mountain Home, AR. The Ozark National Folk Center is 45 minutes south in Mountain View, AR.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


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 Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Active
Wood Stove
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Other
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Masonry
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass
Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 800 sqft