off-grid home

Living roof on a Colorado off-grid home

image from: www.greenhomesforsale.com

image from: www.greenhomesforsale.com

Let’s have a peek at a Colorado green home in the gorgeous mountain town of Salida, about an hour from where I live.

image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/

image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/

The term used to described the home style that emerged organically in the high country of Colorado is “mountain contemporary”. But green homes have been popular in the state of Colorado since the 1960’s thanks to the environmentally minded hippy folks who put roots down here during that time (John Denver!)

This particular home has one of my all-time favorite green features (though not native to Colorado) – a living roof.

image from: www.greenhomesforsale.com

image from: www.greenhomesforsale.com

Isn’t that beautiful?

This green home was built with love and care for the environment 17 years ago and it remains to this day, a completely off-grid dwelling. But that does not mean that it is rustic or lacking in amenities. No, no, no. This home is a natural beauty.

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The house at Plum Branch Hollow

image from: http://www.plumbranchhollow.com

image from: http://www.plumbranchhollow.com

Has a ring to it, doesn’t it?

I came across this amazing off-grid home while perusing the Green Homes For Sale website.

The house is located in a magical little spot called Plum Branch Hollow in western North Carolina.

image from:http://www.plumbranchhollow.com

image from:http://www.plumbranchhollow.com

The home is considered “green” because it utilizes hydro and solar energy as well as a passive solar design.
According to the owners:
This house was designed to use the gifts of the earth, sun and water to provide it’s occupants with all the energy they need to live comfortably.
The sellers built this home about twelve years ago as their dream home but they are now needing to sell.
image from: http://www.plumbranchhollow.com

image from: http://www.plumbranchhollow.com

The 2,000 square foot, wood-sided home has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, in addition to an outdoor shower.

Among the features that caught my eye, were the sheer amount of south facing windows which look out upon these stunning rural views…

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Sarah Felix Burns

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