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Custom Off-Grid House on 80 Acres

Asking Price $ 188,000 CAD
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Property Description
Property Benefits

Self-Sufficiency, Security, Privacy, Comfort, Low Operating Costs, Serenity, Four Season Sports and Activities

Usage Options

Vacation Home/Cottage, Hunting Lodge, Retreat, Bed and Breakfast, Year Round Residence, Family Compound


Own and enjoy all the benefits and features of this custom-designed, spacious and comfortable, ten-sided, highly efficient straw bale insulated house. Built in 1999-2000 on 80 beautiful acres surrounded by large, uninhabited tracts of forests and open fields, this property is waiting to have you put your finishing touches on it. There is prime deer hunting with a tree stand on the back forty and there are abundant birds and wildlife. Close proximity to the famous Lake of the Woods, as well as to the Rainy River and many local waterways, provides unlimited access to the world class fishing which draws many from afar every year.

This open concept, extra solid post and beam 2,500 ft� (232.25 m�) home includes a 650 sq ft loft and features a grand, specially engineered cathedral ceiling which arches over the entire house, providing superb sight lines and light dispersion from the extra large windows. There is a large volume of interior space due to the ascending ceiling rising 19 feet above the main floor. This expansive space combines with stamped concrete floors and exposed beams to provide excellent acoustics for music, whether recorded or live, such as from the piano which comes with the house. When there is no music or conversation, the exceptional insulation factors in the walls and roof make the house environment serenely quiet and very comfortable year round, dependably cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

The Great Room includes a large entrance hall, dining room, living room and kitchen. A well lit library adjacent the living room, three bedrooms with large windows, and a bathroom and utility room comprise the rest of the main floor. Ample room for more bedrooms, a sitting area and storage is found in the loft, with its custom crafted half logs stairway and artful diamond willow screen wall viewed from the main entrance hall. The large adjacent garage currently incorporates a stable, chicken coop, workshop and vehicle bays in its footprint, which can easily be reconfigured to accommodate your requirements.

Electric power is supplied by a solar system which includes a Xantrex inverter, and backup by a dependable Honda generator. Foundations are already in place for three wind power towers. Hot water is provided by an efficient Bosch on-demand system. There is abundant well water for the house, gardens, and as many animals as one might want. The original owner had horses, goats and chickens. The house can be heated either by the large custom built wood stove or by the in-floor radiant heat system.

Low taxes ($750. in 2015) and low operating expenses make this an excellent investment for the present and especially for the future. Traditional energy costs continue to skyrocket from the vulnerable, unstable and aging grid infrastructure, abundant and accessible clean water is sought after worldwide, and untainted, remote and fertile land increasingly is at a premium. Factoring in no water bills and no hydro bills, there is only the low cost of operating the new Echo brand chainsaw to cut fire wood, minimal propane bills for heating water, using the cooking stove and operating the radiant heat system if one chooses to, and potential upgrades to the solar system, depending on your energy requirements.

Well maintained roads provide easy access to shopping, schools, and a wide range of services including a local hospital, within 15 minutes of the property year round. Quick access to two local Canadian-U.S. border crossings provide direct access to large centres such as Winnipeg, Manitoba, 3.5 hours to the west and Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota, 5.5 hours to the south.

This offer is a private "as-is" sale.
Address: 550 Blue Road 4, rainy river, sleeman, on, P0W 1M0
Posted Date 2016-03-12 09:04:15(GMT)
Last Modified 2017-02-19 17:21:08(GMT)
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