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.  

76 Holt Hill Road Chelsea VT 05038

Chelsea, VT76 Holt Hill Road

Price$874,900

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MLS Number 5003847

  • Residential Single Family
  • Full Bath 1
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2

A private sanctuary nestled in a peaceful valley in the shire of Chelsea. This home was thoughtfully engineered to be a model of efficiency and has custom touches throughout. Affordable and sustainable living with the 60k BTU heat pump and solar capable of powering, heating and cooling the home year round. The 12kw owned solar array, with Tesla backup gives you the ability to go completely off grid if you choose. In the event of a power outage the batteries will power the house for three days without any sun. Wall to wall customizations include locally sourced birch, maple, cherry, and ash throughout to mahogany doors and cherry cabinets; see listing attachment for more details! Work from home with the speed and reliability of fiber internet. A covered entrance brings you into the mudroom area which leads to the open concept kitchen, living, and dining room. The primary suite has a huge walk-in closet, sliding doors out to the covered porch, and its own ¾ bath with custom marble walk-in shower with three shower heads. The other side of the main floor offers a full bath, walk-in pantry/laundry room, and the second bedroom. Upstairs has another living/entertainment room and a large third bedroom. The basement is full and unfinished with plenty of room for storage, and a workshop with its walkout doors just steps away from the two bay post and beam garage.

Listed by Brandon Fowler of RE/MAX North Professionals

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454 Beanville Road West Fairlee VT 05033

West Fairlee, VT454 Beanville Road

Price$225,000

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MLS Number 5000693

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  • Listing Agent Name Sage Abbott-Machia
  • Lister Office Name Sherwood Real Estate
  • Year Built 1972
  • Bedrooms 3

This charming 6.75-acre property offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and homesteading potential. The 3-bedroom, 1-bath home is complemented by a spring-fed swimming pond and a beaver pond, creating a delightful setting. A fenced area ensures privacy and security for your homestead, while a stone wall elegantly borders the property. For outdoor enthusiasts, a cleared space provides the ideal camping site, offering breathtaking Vermont views. The property boasts sugar maples, and a cabin ready to be finished with provided materials-an excellent Airbnb opportunity. The tool shed is equipped with electricity, adding convenience for various projects. With few neighbors and the chance to add additional building lots on this fertile soil, the investment potential is significant. Behind the property lies 2000 acres of conservation land, ensuring unspoiled nature and privacy. Apple trees and berry plants dot the landscape, enhancing the rural charm. Included with the property are ducks and a well-maintained chicken coop, perfect for sustainable living. Located just 30 minutes from Quechee and two miles from Fairlee Lake, this haven offers easy access to hiking trails and boating activities. This Vermont property is more than just a home-it's a dream come true for those seeking natural beauty, and endless possibilities.

Listed by Sage Abbott-Machia and Tami Lantz of Sherwood Real Estate

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1650 Quimby Mountain Road Sharon VT 05065

Sharon, VT1650 Quimby Mountain Road

Price$675,000

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MLS Number 5000551

  • Residential Single Family
  • Full Bath 1
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4

Escape to a sustainable lifestyle in the idyllic setting of Sharon, VT. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of conserved land with hiking trails, this beautifully updated home with open floor plan and one level living is a true modern-day homestead. This light-filled, meticulously maintained home includes: hand-made cherry cabinets and gorgeous blue granite countertops in the kitchen, a formal dining room leading to an exposed beam living area with a stone fireplace and a lovely first floor primary suite with bath and crisp laundry room. Outside, entertain on the wrap-around decks or at the fire pit, enjoy local mountain views, perennial gardens, and the small organic fruit and nut orchard, as well as a unique array of native berry bushes. This quintessential VT property features: a pond, multiple pure water sources, fenced paddock and sheep barn, special sleeping lofts for sleeping by the light of stars and the sound of the nearby stream, a 3 bay garage with workshop, hot tub, sauna, and a "tiny house" location for guests! Rooftop solar panels offset the electric costs, and rental income is produced by the sweetest on-site cottage, (currently open) but rented throughout the year. This property is a magical delight! Top-rated Sharon Academy and school choice for middle and high school. 20 mins to Hanover/Dartmouth, 15 mins to Vermont Law School.

Listed by Wynne Washburn of Coldwell Banker LIFESTYLES - Hanover

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2548 Taylor Valley Road Vershire VT 05079

Vershire, VT2548 Taylor Valley Road

Price$595,000

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MLS Number 4999561

  • Residential Single Family
  • Full Bath 1
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 2

Experience unparalleled privacy and breathtaking mountain views of Mount Moosilauke and Killington in this exceptional 3,480 sqft off-grid fully powered home in Vershire, VT. This 4-bedroom, 2-bath escape sits on 10.15 mostly open acres and is powered by a robust seller-owned solar system with backup batteries and a propane generator, ensuring you're always on with no delays and no electric bill. There is exceptional high-speed internet since the house often sits above the clouds. The home features impressive large timber framing, wrap-around decks with panoramic views of the mountains, two invigorating outdoor showers, a 4-car indoor garage and a 4-car covered carport, stunning kitchen and plenty of space for guests. Notice the natural woodwork and custom built ins. There is radiant floors on the ground level, direct vent Rinnai propane supplementary heat on subsequent floors and woodstoves throughout providing no shortage of heating options. Enjoy your own private maple sugaring house, chicken coop, orchards, gardens, and greenhouses, and if you want more just down the road is the VAST trail network for hiking and snow mobiles. Some garden A brand new septic system just installed, this sanctuary offers a private escape for sustainable, but realistic off-grid living. Contact us today to schedule a private tour.

Listed by Holly Hall and Fran Collins of Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group

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9701 Vt Route 116 Hinesburg VT 05461

Hinesburg, VT9701 Vt Route 116

Price$425,000

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MLS Number 4997973

  • Residential Single Family
  • Full Bath 1
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2

This charming colonial is a homesteader's dream. With 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and an abundance of charm, this home exudes warmth and character at every turn. Step inside the foyer to be greeted by a grand staircase. To the right, the spacious living area beckons with a cozy wood-burning fireplace, perfect for chilly evenings. Adorned with built-in corner hutches, the formal dining area provides an ideal space for gatherings. The adjacent kitchen offers easy access to the dining room, while a half bathroom and mudroom leading to the attached garage complete the main floor. Upstairs, three bedrooms await, along with a full bathroom featuring a separate bathing area. A walk up attic offers plenty of storage potential.The sizabe basement is ideal for laundry and additional storage needs. Outside, on the spacious one acre lot, pear, peach, and apple trees, established concord grape vines, trellised blackberry & raspberry bushes, and over 200 square feet of raised garden beds can be found. A chicken coop adds to the allure of self sufficient, sustainable living. Conveniently located near restaurants, schools, and local attractions, yet offering the tranquility of a rural setting, this home truly offers the best of both worlds. Many recent upgrades including a new septic system in 2022, sump pump, and pressure tank. Open house Sunday, June 2nd, 11a-1p.

Listed by Flex Realty Group and Maura O'Neill of Flex Realty

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2304 Taylor Valley Road Vershire VT 05079

Vershire, VT2304 Taylor Valley Road

Price$845,000

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MLS Number 4997512

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 896

Taylor Valley Road offers a wonderful opportunity for sustainable and off-grid living with its focus on solar energy, agricultural capabilities, and recreational features like the swimming pond and miles of groomed trails. Living in a one room cozy cottage surrounded by 116.25 fertile acres. The solar barn and additional outbuildings allow the interest in growing your own vegetables, starting a small farm, or experimenting with permaculture, the possibilities are endless. The charming one-room cottage provides a comfortable and intimate living space, ideal for seeking simplicity and tranquility. The open layout maximizes the use of space and creates a warm, inviting atmosphere. Surrounded by nature, the cottage offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and the gentle rustling of leaves, creating a serene and rejuvenating environment. With 116.25 acres at your disposal, there's plenty of room for outdoor activities. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pond, a perfect spot for relaxation and leisure. The pond not only offers a recreational space but also supports local wildlife and contributes to the biodiversity of the area. Taylor Valley Road is more than just a place to live; it's a lifestyle choice that prioritizes sustainability, self-sufficiency, and a deep connection with nature.

Listed by Kate Cassidy of Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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TBD Pinnacle Meadow Road Stowe VT 05672

Stowe, VTTBD Pinnacle Meadow Road

Price$8,500,000

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MLS Number 4997340

  • Residential Single Family
  • Full Bath 5
  • Construction Pre-Construction
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 7

Designed by luxury home specialists PASTELLA | BURNS as a daring display of natural beauty with expansive sun set views. Project ONSEN is a modern-day spa-like retreat, elevating the standard for sophisticated alpine living. This fully permitted project is situated directly on the shoulder of Stowe Pinnacle and is surrounded by mature forests. The property is one of the highest sites in all of Stowe and backs up to thousands of acres of preserved state land. The home design focuses on the use of authentic materials while emphasizing stylistic sight lines and priority view sheds. The design team sought to create a residence that unifies the home with the natural topography of the site. Distinctive features of ONSEN include the use of sustainable Japanese wood paneling, charred exteriors, large format basalt tiles, and expansive curtain walls of glass. The designer kitchen is entirely customized with a 16' island. The basalt floors extend across the home with radiant heat throughout. All vanities are designer pieces to be fabricated specifically for the home. Fixtures utilized include luxury brands such as Dorn Bracht, Badeloft and BOCCI to name a few. Onsen is authentic, sexy and a master class in what is possible in a luxury home. To the core, this home is a mountain retreat fit for discerning homeowners. Connect to understand more about project ONSEN and the award winning team behind it.

Listed by Pall Spera of Pall Spera Company Realtors-Stowe

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4279 Harbor Road Shelburne VT 05482

Shelburne, VT4279 Harbor Road

Price$7,500,000

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MLS Number 4997160

  • Residential Single Family
  • Full Bath 2
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4

As soon as you step through the front door, you'll be seduced by the floor-to-ceiling windows looking at the water's edge of Lake Champlain. Thanks to the careful design throughout the home, you'll enjoy optimal light and breathtaking views of the lake. On the entry-level, the living, kitchen, and dining areas connect to the exterior dining and lakeside action. The large office could also serve as a bedroom with tiled shower bath. The floating stairs will bring you to the second-level main bedroom suite with lakeside balcony, spa bathroom, and custom walk-in closet. The ensuite bedroom on this level has a balcony overlooking the LiveRoof. A large art studio has a wall of windows with potential for a bedroom/ensuite. The stepped-down foundation allows for a walk lower level with light-filled living space, bedroom ensuite, infrared sauna & more. The exterior features custom bluestone patios, balconies, and mahogany terraces to admire the Adirondack Mountains and direct access to the lakeside where you can swim, use the dock, and moor your boat. The lap pool and spa/waterfall are perfect for exercise and relaxation. In short, this unique property reflects everything you'd expect from lakeside living. The house is an environmentally sustainable structure, utilizing renewable resources: 14” and 24” walls and roof, geothermal heating and cooling, a LiveRoof and solar. Minutes to Burlington VT, hiking, and close to skiing. This peaceful home is Vermont living at its best.

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

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604 Lapierre Drive St. Johnsbury VT 05819

St. Johnsbury, VT604 Lapierre Drive

Price$925,000

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MLS Number 4992961

  • Residential Single Family
  • Full Bath 1
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 2

Discover the abundance of features awaiting you at this captivating St. Johnsbury residence on 39.44+/- acres of picturesque land. Embrace breathtaking views, expansive pastures, vibrant gardens, small pond, a maple sugar orchard boasting approximately 225 taps, foraged wild ramps, and even an awesome motocross track! Inside, the main level presents a thoughtfully designed layout conducive to seamless entertaining, featuring an open living space complemented by a sliding door leading to a covered porch, 2-3 bedrooms, a full bath, and a garage thoughtfully converted into a home gym. Descend to the lower level to find a cozy family room, convenient mudroom, kitchen, additional bedroom, and bath. Laundry on both levels. Adjacent to the residence stands a remarkable 60' x 80' shop, complete with radiant heating, dedicated office space, spray booth, air compressor, bathroom facilities, and security camera coverage. Additionally, a barn offers versatile storage solutions or accommodation for animals. The property benefits from enrollment in current use, with the added advantage of a 14.4 KW angle ground-mounted solar array, providing sustainable energy solutions. Explore the boundless opportunities this property affords for comfortable living, entertaining, and pursuing your passions amidst the tranquility of the property's natural beauty.

Listed by Timothy Scott of Tim Scott Real Estate

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360 Vine Street Northfield VT 05663

Northfield, VT360 Vine Street

Price$424,000

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MLS Number 4992469

  • Residential Single Family
  • Full Bath 1
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 2

Hello renewable & sustainable energy home buyers! This unique 1910 4 b/1.5 b home with contemporary updates feels traditional and has 10 years of documented energy efficiency. A Tarm pellet boiler, woodstove and rooftop solar panels (owned) care for the environment and save approx. $1000/year. Enjoy historic character while being energy conscious! Downstairs a stunning kitchen is the heart of this home, blending modern style with original upper cabinets. Nearby is an airy living room with a distinctive bookcase, a dining room with built-ins, a half-bath, and an extra/play room. Upstairs are four spacious bedrooms with closets, a full bath with whirlpool tub, and a sunny office. All rooms have hardwood floors, nine-foot ceilings and tall windows. Relax on two front porches or enjoy the perennial gardens on the back patio. An attached two-car garage and barn above provide ample storage options. You will be within a few minutes walk of shopping downtown, schools, Norwich University and many hiking trails. Montpelier is just 20 mins north. Additional photos & floor plans available.

Listed by Dave White of OwnerEntry.com

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