Castle Valley, Utah — Green Home For Sale

Custom home granite counter tops metal roof hand plasterered walls. Custom Built home in Castle Valley you are surrounded by stunning dramatic views including Castleton Towers, Porcupine Rim, and the LaSal Mountains.

Listing ID: 20139

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Straw bale

Asking Price (USD) $330,000
Annual Property Tax $1,217
Annual Utility Cost $100
Home Area 1,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 5 acres
Year Built 2002

Property Description

Artisans Delight . Custom Built home in Castle Valley where you are surrounded by stunning dramatic views including Castleton Towers, Porcupine Rim, and the LaSal Mountains. Colorado River and Arches National Park close by. The home features custom finishes throughout ,hand plastered walls, porcelain tile floors, ceiling is tongue and groove. Kitchen is well designed with granite counter tops, custom cabinets, enameled farm style sink, Range is a propane gas slide in range hood vented to outside, Well insulated and passive solar gain , all make the house energy efficient. Designed for easy expansion.
Choose one of the three patio's to sit and gaze at the stars at night, during the day relax and enjoy the views!
Landscaped with Native plants and shade trees are maintained on an automatic timer with a drip irrigation system. Excellent producing well and septic system. Gravel driveway offers easy maintenance. Deer Fence protects landscaping and garden. Storage building / workshop can be used as a studio. House is situated on the lot to take full advantage of the views and maintain privacy.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The original home was built in 1992 Straw Bale infill (R40) structurally engineered post and beam support. Metal Roof with stucco exterior. 2006 addition is 2 X 6 stick built with insulation value of R30 walls and ceiling. Finishes all no or low VOC.
Passive solar, on demand water heater new in 2013. Also has Mitsubishi wall unit heat and cool can be set on automatic to switch from heat to call

Neighborhood Description

Castle Valley is a rural community located a scenic 30 minute drive from Moab, Utah. Only two miles from the Colorado River. There is a 5 acre minimum with only one dwelling per lot. Existing regulations protect the watershed, noise and night sky. Castle valley has a town building for community gatherings. There is a an outdoor recreation facility for farmers market , the Annual Gourd Festival and fundraisers.
Perfect place for a get away...

Market Area

Castle Valley with it's 5 acre minimum is an place has no commercial activity . All the amenities are a 30 minute ride to Moab. Rock Climbing, hiking , mountain biking , river rafting. Have a great day and head home to the peace and serenity of Castle Valley.

School District

The school district in Grand County. Elementary School k through 6. Middle school 7th and 8th grades and Grand County High School.


Castle Valley Rio Ranchos is a Community of about 300 full time residents and with others who have second homes.

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Other
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Plant Based
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No