Colrain, Massachusetts — Green Home For Sale

Demonstration kit eco-home built by Noble Home on beautiful rural acreage. Single level modern house with solar exposure, views and riverfront with natural beach to the south. Earth berm on the north side and broad overhangs. Healthy interior.

Listing ID: 19582

  • Accessible Home
  • Green Home
  • Green PreFab
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home

Annual Property Tax $3,600
Annual Utility Cost $1,200
Home Area 1,300 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Total Property Area 2.9 acres
Year Built 2013

Property Description

Riverfront, 3 acres on fertile lot.The home is not facing the roadway, but protected from its noise and publicity with an energy efficient earth berm. Enter the house through the protected entry and discover the expansion of interior space and views out to the southern woods and river. Cook, eat, relax or entertain in the large 20’ x 28’ great room which includes kitchen, dining and living areas, with 24’ of glass wall: cool and shaded in summer, sunlit and warm in winter. A smaller hallway three bedrooms and 1 ½ baths.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

7.5" thick SIP panel walls and roof, passive solar heating with radiant floor heat back-up, integral color plaster walls with wax finish, FSC rated solid local wood in structure and cabinets.

Neighborhood Description

Rural with ample recreational opportunities: rivers for boating and swimming, skiing, hiking. Town is rural with mountain, state forest, and farms.

Market Area

2 miles from charming village of Shelburne Falls, MA. Culture of local markets, food, family activities such as craft and agricultural fairs. The historic village has a variety of shops and restaurants with a healthy tourist economy in the summer and fall.

School District

Small elementary school, k-6. Regional high school about 3 miles away, grades 7-12.


Rural, mix of artists, farmers, business owners. Many small scale and organic food producers. Strong local business community.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single 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 Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Home Energy Ratings

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 60
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) Rating: 1.0

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type SIPS
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No