Hartland, Vermont — Green Home For Sale

Our EnergyStar house is part of Cobb Hill Cohousing in Hartland, VT. Built in 2001 the community is predicated on the fundamental triad of community, sustainability and agriculture.

Listing ID: 20218

  • Accessible Home
  • Energy Efficient Home
  • EnergyStar Home
  • Green Home

Asking Price (USD) $395,000
Annual Property Tax $6,100
Annual Utility Cost $2,000
Home Area 2,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 260 acres
Year Built 2001

Property Description

The house has an open-concept main floor with a wall of built-in bookcases and bay windows that have a lovely view of the community, farm, and surrounding hills. The well-designed kitchen has a peninsula and cherry cabinets. This house also has one full and one 3/4 bathroom, office/den, and family room, and ample storage (including a large garden shed). Directly off the main living area is a deck where we have supper most summer evenings. The picture of the rainbow was taken from there. We find this house to be more comfortable than anywhere else we have lived; it is bright and sunny, and the radiant heat keeps our toes toasty in the winter. (Note: there is an additional $2,000/year in monthly fees beyond the utilities noted above. These pay for all the taxes, insurance and maintenance on the common community property.)

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

It is EnergyStar rated with triple-pane windows, solar hot water, thermal gain from south-facing windows. Our house is heated by the community's wood-fired boiler.

Neighborhood Description

Built 15 years ago, our community comprises 23 energy-efficient homes, a working farm and dairy, and numerous member-owned agricultural enterprises, including award-winning cheese, frozen yogurt, mushrooms, maple syrup, and sheep. Our 260-acre property includes a large common house, barns, hiking and cross-country ski trails, a managed forest, pastures, sugar bush and gardens.

Visit: http://www.cobbhill.org/

Market Area

We are located just 20 minutes from Dartmouth College and from one of New England’s premier medical centers. This is a vibrant area where the arts flourish and outdoor recreational opportunities abound. Excellent schools and a healthy, safe environment make it a great place to raise children.

School District

The excellent Hartland School (kindergarten through 8th grade) is 2-1/2 miles away and serves about 300 children. The school is deeply rooted in our town and community and strongly encourages parent and community involvement. Hartland students can choose to attend any local high school to which they are accepted.

See: https://www.facebook.com/pg/HartlandElementarySchool/about/?ref=page_internal


Our community is inter-generational, with ages ranging from babies to 80s. Kids love living here, and they enjoy having a playing field, a play structure, a common art area, acres and acres of woods to explore, and the opportunity to learn about farming through 4H. Adults have fun here too, with frequent community dinners and lots of social events.. Our decision-making is by consensus, and we have a very strong informal mutual support system (we take care of each other).

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 Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Water System Well
Wastewater System Composting Toilet
Septic System

Construction Information

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

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No