OROFINO, Idaho — Green Home For Sale

SOLAR lodge-style home on 8.75 acres with grid tie-in for extra energy or selling your surplus. Amazing hobby farm at 2500 ft elevation. 4 bd/4 ba, great room, root cellar, greenhouse, garden, 2 wells, barn, pastures - self sufficiency at its best!

Listing ID: 20120

  • Green Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $489,000
Annual Property Tax $2,400
Annual Utility Cost $700
Home Area 3,600 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Total Property Area 9 acres
Year Built 1961

Property Description


Our wonderful Self-sufficient property in Orofino will be a featured home for the upcoming season of 'UNPLUGGED NATION" on the FYI channel with Off-grid expert Jay Gruen. ...and it is FOR SALE!

Here is a quote from Off-grid expert and host Jay Gruen, "The Orofino property that we filmed, is about the best example of a true homestead I have seen yet. Secluded, but close to town, room for livestock, a very well designed garden ecosystem, and so much more. Additionally, the home is beautiful, modern and spacious."

SOLAR SELF-SUFFICIENCY!!! Located in the small town of Orofino, Idaho, where you can fish for salmon, trout, or steelhead, or deer, bear or elk hunt right out the back door!

This 8.75 acre property is a hobby farmer's or prepper's dream home! We have spent the last 7 years developing this property into the self-sufficient property of your dreams! Completely renovated full solar 3600sq ft, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2 living rooms, 2 wood stoves, greenhouse, full drip system garden, underground concrete cedar lined root cellar, horse barn, fenced, cross-fenced, all protected by a custom built locking iron ranch gate. This property is south-facing for maximum solar output and is backed against an 80 foot cliff. Will sell furnished.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

3000W Solar array with battery bank and grid-tied, wood heat, 2 wells, septic, Garden, Underground Root Cellar

Neighborhood Description

Rural. 6 miles to the town of Orofino with a county population of only 8000. 7 miles to Shopko. 50 miles to Costco and Walmart. Surrounded by large parcel landowners, timber company and State land. Cannot see another house from the property.

Market Area

In Idaho's banana belt, Orofino, ID has a population of 3200. Clearwater County has a population of 8000. New Shopko just built in town. 8 miles from regional hospital. World class Salmon and Steelhead fishing. 10 minutes for 54 mile Dworshak Reservoir. Near 2.5 million acres of National Forest and State land. Long growing season. Hunting for deer, elk, bear, and turkey right out the back door!

School District

About 700 kids in Orofino School District 171.


Down to earth, rural residents in a close-knit community. Major employers are the Forest Service, Fish and Game, the School District, Nightforce Optics, the hospital.

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Gas
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Conventional Heat Pump
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

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

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Masonry
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Carport Attached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 1000 sqft