Vermont Sustainable Properties

In it's simplest form, a sustainable Vermont property is one that can provide for the needs of it's owner on a continuing basis. Generally, this would pertain to renewable products such as firewood and the ability to raise animals and produce. The size of a self sustaining property can be surprisingly small. A 3-5 acre mixed northern hardwood woodlot can easily provide enough firewood for a well constructed residence of moderate size. A couple of acres of open productive land can be more than enough to grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. From there it depends on the specific interests of an owner. 

Vermont is very fortunate to have the basic makings of being very sustainable. We have an excellent amount of quality water, fertile soils and a sufficient growing season. Droughts are very rare, and extreme weather events are not common. There are many properties that have had the benefit of recent development and improvements and there are many land parcels awaiting the creative thoughts of a new owner to achieve self sustainability.

Browse through currently listed Vermont sustainable homes below and contact me if you would like more information about any of these properties.  You can also create an account for free to save all of your favorite Vermont real estate listings.  

619 Dakin Road Ferrisburgh VT 05456

Ferrisburgh, VT619 Dakin Road

Price$449,900

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Active With Contract

MLS Number 4868656

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 2,144

This is the perfect opportunity to change your lifestyle and become self sustainable. Imagine being able to raise your own animals and grow your own crops. If you always wanted horses, sheep or goats this could be your next property. One of the barns has 11 box stalls and is just awaiting your updating. The 24+- acres is ready for grazing, haying or gardens There is also a coop for your chickens. Did we forget to mention an immaculate home with two bedrooms, a bonus room that is now used as an exercise room, an open kitchen ,living and dining area that has long range views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. With an easy commute to Burlington, Middlebury and Vergennes this home is not going to last long.

Listed by Nancy Larrow of BHHS Vermont Realty Group/Vergennes

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.78% last updated on Jul 22, 2021
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1324 Ferry Road Charlotte VT 05445

Charlotte, VT1324 Ferry Road

Price$895,000

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MLS Number 4866324

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 2,652

The Knowles Farmhouse is a classic Charlotte property and ready to renovate! Sited on 5 acres with two classic red barns, this property would make a terrific family home. Raise goats, chickens, or sheep! Or just enjoy the Vermont vernacular architecture of the classic barns and beautiful mountain views. Located on the corner of Ferry Road and Lake Road, the property is minutes to the Charlotte Beach and marina. The home can be purchased with the additional acreage totaling 104 acres. The 100 acres are in a conservation easement with Vermont Land Trust to be farmed. There are plenty of local farmers that would grow crops and make this land useful for the community. Currently, the home has an upstairs kitchen and three bedrooms, a full bath, and was used for the family's grandmother. The lower level has a full kitchen living room, bedroom, full bath, office, and porch. Combining the two levels is doable since the original doorways are intact to open the first floor to the second floor via the central hallway. The house has been pre-inspected and the stone foundation is in good condition. Renovate the home in this prime location with new updates and insulation. Lease out the farmland and have a sustainable lifestyle. The roof is 2.5 years young, new two car garage, newer hot air furnace, new drilled well. Bike to the Charlotte Beach or hike Mt Philo - only 20 minutes to downtown Burlington Vermont.

Listed by Kathleen OBrien and Patrick O'Connell of Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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Standish Road Bridgewater VT 05035

Bridgewater, VTStandish Road

Price$217,300

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MLS Number 4855894

  • Land
  • Acreage 106.39
  • Utilities None
  • Waterfront 1200
  • Water View

106 acres of wooded land with over 1200 feet of frontage on the Ottauquechee River. The entire property is enrolled in Vermont's Current Use Program, ensuring that property taxes remain low. The forestry plan allows for sustainable timber harvesting, preserving the health and quality of the forest while generating income for the owner. With easy access on Old Route 4 (now Standish Road, Class IV) river frontage on one Vermont's most scenic rivers and abutting State of Vermont conservation land, this property offers an abundance of recreational opportunities as well. Please call today for additional information.

Listed by Kyle Kershner of Killington Pico Realty

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.78% last updated on Jul 22, 2021
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Stony Brook Road Killington VT 05751

Killington, VTStony Brook Road

Price$652,000

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MLS Number 4854532

  • Land
  • Acreage 842
  • Utilities None
  • Zoning rural residential

Quimby Mountain Forest represents a long-term timber investment opportunity with attractive species composition and mostly well-drained soils on sloping terrain, providing for solid asset appreciation from long-term timber growth and management. The ownership, The Conservation Fund (TCF), is a non-profit conservation organization whose Mission Statement is “TCF, working with public, private and nonprofit partners, protects America's legacy of land and water resources through land acquisition, sustainable community and economic development, and leadership training, emphasizing the integration of economic and environmental goals”. Their goal in divesting is to raise funds to further their forestland conservation work on new projects. Investment highlights include: Long term timber investment opportunity well positioned for strong asset appreciation; Ideal species composition, dominated by sugar maple, red spruce & yellow birch; Developed and deeded access along private roads over adjacent landowners; Standing timber value is below the property asking price; Attractive property site well suited to recreation and camp development, one camp site with a birds eye view to Killington Ski Resort; Option Agreement held by the seller to acquire a conservation easement on the land creating income opportunity for the new owner within a 10 year period.

Listed by Michael Tragner of Fountains Land Inc.

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1555 Spear Street Charlotte VT 05445

Charlotte, VT1555 Spear Street

Price$1,495,000

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MLS Number 4853065

  • Land
  • Acreage 130
  • Utilities Other
  • Zoning Residential

Build your dream home or compound for the family and have land to create a sustainable lifestyle or simply enjoy it. This 130 Acre Parcel is located in a prime location in Charlotte Vermont with elevated 180 degree views to the Green Mountains. With light clearing there will be views west to Adirondacks. This rare piece of land has good soils for septic capability. Meadows, woodlands, stream and a beautiful pine forest. The build sites are high on the ridge while the incredible low areas are stunning as quoted by a Vermont Naturalist that has been on site: "The multiple sunny meadows on the south and north side are beautiful. The wetlands that surround the stream running through the center of the property are gorgeous with a mix of sedge meadows and shallow marshes. The hemlock dominated forest on the east side of the stream is majestic dotted with pools of water- these tracks of land used more by wildlife then people are the exception to the norm in Charlotte. The forested streams and intact wetlands also protect water quality and support the health of the Laplatte River which runs nearby" Currently the owners have the Laplatte Organic Beef Cattle grazing a portion of the land for Vermont Current Use Tax Benefits. The land may be subdivided into three lots per the family wishes. The 5 acres abutting this property sold in 2018 considered "premium land" in the appraisal. A once in a lifetime property and 20 minutes to downtown Burlington Vermont.

Listed by Kathleen OBrien and Patrick O'Connell of Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.78% last updated on Jul 22, 2021
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Route 12 A Braintree VT 05060

Braintree, VTRoute 12 A

Price$4,950,000

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MLS Number 4851399

  • Land
  • Acreage 7279
  • Utilities None
  • Zoning rural residential

Northfield Ridge Forest represents a long-term timber investment opportunity with attractive species composition, well-drained soils on sloping terrain, and young and middle-aged stands, well-positioned for robust asset appreciation. The ownership, The Conservation Fund (TCF), is a non-profit conservation organization whose Mission Statement is “TCF, working with public, private and nonprofit partners, protects America's legacy of land and water resources through land acquisition, sustainable community and economic development, and leadership training, emphasizing the integration of economic and environmental goals”. Their goal in divesting of this property is to raise funds to further their forestland conservation work on new projects. Investment highlights include: · Attractive location with recreation & big game hunting opportunities supported by various sites to build camps; · Exceptional long-term timber investment asset with a standing timber value very close to the asking price; · Ideal species composition, dominated by northern hardwoods; · Developed access, well suited to future forest management activities and recreational pursuits;

Listed by Michael Tragner of Fountains Land Inc.

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.78% last updated on Jul 22, 2021
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311 Fitzgerald Road Morristown VT 05661

Morristown, VT311 Fitzgerald Road

Price$595,000

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MLS Number 4849749

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 3,200

This property has it all...plenty of square footage, guest suite, a barn with 7 standing stalls, 4 box stalls and large tack room, an inside riding ring, wood shed with gardening room, fenced yard for the dogs, outdoor wood boiler (in addition to inside oil-fired boiler), 3 bay garage that accommodates 6 vehicles, a work shop, a year round brook, and land for whatever you want. Got animals? This is the property for you. Want sustainable living? This is the property for you. Turn down the driveway, cross over the brook, continue through the woods and you'll find this spacious four bedroom, four bath farmhouse. A wrap around porch is the perfect setting for taking in the mountain views and enjoying the horses frolicking in the pasture. Inside is a grand dining room off the kitchen where a large family or plenty of guests can gather. The living room with its exposed beams and knotty pine siding has a propane fireplace for added ambiance and warmth on a cold winters eve. Just off the living room is a full bath and laundry and an additional room that would be perfect for your home office. Upstairs is the master bedroom suite with a full bath, giant walk-in closet and separate laundry space. The second floor also has two additional ensuite bedrooms and a private guest suite, also with its own 3/4 bath, kitchenette and living room. Access to VAST trail system. Country living at its finest is what you will find at 311 Fitzgerald Road.

Listed by Bateman Group of Pall Spera Company Realtors-Stowe Village

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.78% last updated on Jul 22, 2021
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Baker Hill Road Bridgewater VT 05091

Bridgewater, VTBaker Hill Road

Price$801,000

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MLS Number 4846692

  • Land
  • Acreage 621
  • Utilities None
  • Zoning Rural Residential

Freestone Hill represents an excellent timber investment opportunity with attractive species composition, well-drained soils on sloping terrain and diverse diameter distribution, including maturing stems, ensuring a regular, periodic flow of income from future forest management activity. The ownership, The Conservation Fund (TCF), is a non-profit conservation organization whose Mission Statement is “TCF, working with public, private and nonprofit partners, protects America's legacy of land and water resources through land acquisition, sustainable community and economic development, and leadership training, emphasizing the integration of economic and environmental goals”. Their goal in divesting of this property is to raise funds to further their forestland conservation work on new projects. Investment highlights include: Long-term timber investment opportunity with high-quality timber resource; Ideal species composition, dominated by sugar maple, yellow birch, ash and red spruce; Developed access, well suited to future forest management activities; Standing timber value representing 93% of the asking price; Attractive location with recreational opportunity supported by various sites to build a camp; Option Agreement held by the seller to acquire a conservation easement on the land, creating an income opportunity for the new owner within a 10-year period (see details at end of report).

Listed by Michael Tragner of Fountains Land Inc.

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3429/3471 US Route 4 Killington VT 05751

MLS Number 4842396

  • Commercial
  • Year Built 1998
  • Acreage 7.64

If you've ever dreamt of owning an award winning ski shop, look no further than this remarkable property in Killington - the first ski shop visitors pass on their way into the area! Aspen East has been a superior ski and snowboard retail shop in New England, and Killington, for more than 45 years, and features two online retail stores. And in the midst of a pandemic numbers are up more than 25% year over year! This forward thinking, profitable, and well-established business sits on over seven acres of land and includes two commercial buildings and land that can be subdivided. The shop boasts gorgeous windows that create a bright, airy and inviting space. The sale of this shop will include a Wintersteiger Microjet PRO Robotic Ski/Snowboard tuning machine and kit, as well as the demo/rental fleet of skis and snowboards, racks and fixtures. This is a successful, sustainable business, with an established customer base, and plenty of room for expansion and growth. Office on second level of main building, and warehouse connected by double garage doors to loading dock for tractor trailer deliveries. Building two is where it all started and provides great opportunity for growth, whether it be expanding the business or leasing the space. This property wont last long - if you're interested in the opportunity to own this exceptional ski and snowboard shop, don't delay and schedule your showing today!

Listed by Hergenrother Realty Group of KW Vermont

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2034/2069 Old Post Road Brookfield VT 05036

Brookfield, VT2034/2069 Old Post Road

Price$1,250,000

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MLS Number 4799789

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathroom 6
  • Square Feet 5,705

Escape to the Vermont countryside and bring everyone. Two separate houses, a 2007 timber-frame home and an 1840s farmhouse, rest on an 80-acre farm with a river running through it and gorgeous valley views. The main house provides comfortable and sustainable living with solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, and a custom-built masonry heater. The farmhouse can shelter groups large and small, a caretaker, or generate income as a bed and breakfast, vacation rental, or long-term lease. More income comes from sixty acres of timber currently under a forest management plan. Keep horses, sheep, or cows on eight acres of fenced pasture with a two-story barn for hay storage or winter housing. Press cider from your apple orchard; boil maple syrup from your sugarbush; or pick blueberries, currants, and raspberries from your perennial beds. Enjoy all that Vermont has to offer, every season, from this central location.

Listed by Eric Johnston of Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.78% last updated on Jul 22, 2021
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