Totally Off Grid/Economical/Independent/Private Living is a reality with ALL comforts of a city home. Monthly costs are: taxes -$85.00, propane-$20.00, sewer-0, water-0, electricity-0, phone/internet-$80.00 Owner was designer/builder so these are his words: Functional remote home with 3 large bedrooms & large walk-in closets, 2 full baths with sink and toilet in laundry room. 1920 square feet finished on 2 levels & 500 square feet unfinished, basement.
Insulation is R-30 in ceilings & R-20 in walls. Foundation is Styrofoam blocks filled with concrete, which means 12 inch walls. 2 inch Styrofoam outside/inside & 8 inches. concrete in middle.
Situated on 14 acres of pine tree covered, mostly flat, mountain top land. No other homes within sight of house, except far below in Bitterroot valley. Wood patio off living room works excellent for storing wood on racks. Tile covered floor from back door to around stove. Large 28 x 24 garage insulated & finished. Heavy duty work bench has large window facing Bitterroot Range.
First floor same level as outside entrance, 2 steps up from garage. Doors-36 in. wide & Master bedroom, laundry room, kitchen, & living room on 1st floor. Small coat closet & coat rack off garage door & 5 foot pantry off kitchen. Cabinetry is solid wood with oak doors in kitchen, utility room, and both bathrooms. Laminate oak flooring & carpet on both floors.
Second floor has 2 large bedrooms with large walk-in closets, & large full bath. The solar room for house heat is 48 ft X4 ft and has 7 6×6 clear double pane windows for heat collection. Backup heat is small propane wall heater located on first floor. Two underground 1000 gallon propane tanks, installed in 2011. House usage is approximately 120-150 gallons per year. Sun supplies 90% of your electricity. The refrigerator, water heater, stove/oven, clothes dryer & backup heater use propane, and the dishwasher is electric.
Wildlife, sunsets, and million dollar views are free. There is a 6500 watt Onan propane generator & a 6500 watt gas powered electric start generator. The covered 6 foot wide deck runs 48 feet along the south side & continues 26 feet along west side. These are view sides & look at Sapphire range to Continental Divide on south side, back up Bitterroot range to southwest.
Large open meadow to south & west has wildlife viewing: deer, elk, turkey, fox, eagles, hawks, crows, ravens, robins, hummingbirds, etc. Maintenance free natural tin roofing, sides have Hardee, painted siding.
Bob Zimorino – Lambros ERA
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