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.  

1179 Fuller Mountain Road Ferrisburgh VT 05473

MLS Number 4812898

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Square Feet 4,308

Located in the heart of the Champlain Valley this peaceful and private property offers approximately 64 acres of meadow and woodlands. This farmstead is perfect for horse lovers, with a 6 stall barn, 3 run ins, equipment shed and a lovely heated tack room. Small chicken coop all fenced in and ready for your chickens. Among the highlights and special features of this custom built contemporary are lovely hardwood floors, massive stone hearth, butler's pantry, screened in porch, spacious deck with 8 person hot tub, ground floor master bedroom with attached tiled master bath. Lower level offers a finished gym and partially finished game room. Attached to the house is an au pair or in law suite. Detached heated two car garage with spacious attic space. This property provides endless enjoyment for the gardener at heart, including spacious fenced in vegetable garden, lovely perennial gardens and fruit trees. All of this within a 30 minute drive to Burlington where shopping, dining spots, the Burlington International Airport and UVM Healthcare are located. This property is a great place to create your own sustainable farmstead.

Listed by Courtney Houston DeBisschop of IPJ Real Estate

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150 Irish Settlement Road Underhill VT 05490
Active With Contract

MLS Number 4808436

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 2,472

Post and Beam, privacy, and solar efficiency! This charming Vermont home sits on 10.2 acres with spectacular mountain views, landscaped gardens and plenty of yard space for more...perhaps an orchard? Inside you will enjoy an open floor plan on the first floor with tile and cherry floors in the kitchen, vaulted ceiling in the family room with a 1/2 bath, propane fireplace and plenty of natural light. But wait! There's so much more....a mudroom with radiant floors and built-in cubbies for storage, a fabulous master bedroom en-suite with a large walk-in closet, views to the back of Mt. Mansfield, radiant floor and a large master bath. A Hearthstone wood burning stove sits between the living room and office ready to heat the house. Adjoining the spacious family room with radiant floors exists a three season porch where one has the sense of being surrounded by nature. Upstairs two more bedrooms, cherry floors and a full bath. Looking for the that perfect setting for sustainable living? This property could easily accommodate more gardens, chickens, you name it! This three bedroom/three bath home is a must see in a desirable Underhill location.

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

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15 Eastman Way Burlington VT 05401

Burlington, VT15 Eastman Way

Price$1,950,000

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MLS Number 4807716

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Square Feet 3,270

Contemporary Design meets Opulent Luxury at this lakefront home in Burlington's highly sought after South Cove neighborhood. Quality, craftsmanship, energy-efficiency, and an extraordinary attention to detail sets this home apart. Designed by a renowned local architect and constructed in 2008, the home takes full advantage of the stunning, panoramic southerly views of Lake Champlain. A wall of glass floods the main space with light, while round windows upstairs highlight the nautical-inspired design. The materials make the home feel as comfortable as it is luxurious, with marble kitchen counters, granite fireplace, and stained concrete & Brazilian Tigerwood floors. Direct lake access, a semi-private beach, and private mooring allow for full enjoyment of beautiful summers on the lake. Heated floors throughout, two fireplaces, and an indoor sauna make this home the perfect winter retreat as well. This home is loaded with sustainable features, including efficient heating & cooling systems, custom LED lighting, rooftop solar, and whole-home ventilation. The professionally landscaped grounds with front & back patios, hot tub, and terraced lawn down to the water take full advantage of the site. Minutes from the burgeoning South End and vibrant Downtown Burlington and a stone's throw from Oakledge Park and the Burlington Bike Path, the location couldn't be better. This is an exceptionally rare opportunity for a discerning buyer, and needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated.

Listed by Jessica Bridge of Element Real Estate

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5891 VT Rt 12 Barnard VT 05031

Barnard, VT5891 VT Rt 12

Price$510,000

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Active With Contract

MLS Number 4802332

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 2,896

Barnard Village welcomes the offering of this truly modern sustainable living Post and Beam home. This beautiful residence features a custom Post and Beam frame with craftsmanship details. High open ceilings, wonderful large windows allowing for light and view to the sky, additionally hardwood floors, cast railings, custom cabinetry and many green features. The sustainable highlights boast solar panels, Tesla battery, heat pumps, ceramic panels and a custom masonry heater. Easy to spread out over the three floors of living space including a ground floor bedroom and bath, loft and lower walkout from the family room to the fire pit and listen to the babbling brook. Just a short walk to Silver Lake and the Barnard General Store. Come enjoy Village living in a country setting with local recreation at your door step.

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

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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
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 8
  • 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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Off McDowell Danville VT 05873

Danville, VTOff McDowell Road

Price$425,000

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MLS Number 4784649

  • Land
  • Acreage 710.1
  • Zoning Per town

This is a prime opportunity to purchase 710 acres of land abutting 10,826 acres of state owned land. It has had a recent timber harvest but most of the maple was left leaving approximately 20,000 potential taps. There is a great network of roads and trails through the property. The parcel is accessed by either of two ROW's, both of which have been substantially upgraded by current owners. The land offers wonderful wildlife habitat and frontage on 3 different brooks. The property was surveyed in 2017 and this survey laid out 7 parcels. There is a trail that leads you to the southern peak of the property and the views from the plateau are impressive in almost every direction. Sale excludes a winter 2020 timber harvest, which is being completed in accordance with the forest management plan. The goal of this harvest is to enhance the maple sugaring opportunity and promote the maple growth as well as enhance wildlife habitat. Property is enrolled in the VT Current Use Program, which supports long term sustainable forestry practices while enhancing long term holding affordability with very low property taxes. Whether you are looking for a long term timber investment, a sugaring operation, or a place to enjoy the great outdoors, this parcel is well worth a look.

Listed by Nicholas Maclure of Century 21 Farm & Forest

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8 Common Charlotte VT 05445

Charlotte, VT8 Common Way

Price$329,900

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MLS Number 4769309

  • Condo
  • New Contruction Existing
  • Complex Common Pastures
  • Year Built 2006
  • Square Feet 1,808

Beautiful townhome in unique cooperative community. This lovely home offers two bedrooms, a den/office, two full baths, a bright living room which opens to the kitchen and dining area. Contemporary design meets Vermont traditional in this energy star, greenbuilt home. Includes share of 115 acres of preserved fields and forest, walking trails, skating pond, organic farm, playground and common house. The mission of this community is the planning, creating and caring of a resourceful, productive and resilient community to support environmentally sustainable living.

Listed by Flex Realty Group of Flex Realty

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1047 Willard Road Hartford VT 05059

MLS Number 4750418

  • Residential Single Family
  • Village Quechee
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3

Combining the best of traditional Scandinavian design principals - an elegant simplicity along with efficiency, sustainability and a focus on quality of living - these newly constructed high performance homes offer the perfect starting point for your enjoyment of the Vermont lifestyle. Located in Quechee Lakes - offering a wide variety of amenities from championship golf to skiing and everything in between - these homes are perfectly located between the picturesque and well-known village of Woodstock, Vermont and Hanover, NH, home of Dartmouth College just two hours from Boston and a one hour direct flight from Westchester Airport. Based on Unity Homes three bedroom 'net-zero ready' Varm style home and offering a selection of finish options and upgrades, the modern farmhouse inspired designs feature an open concept first floor main living area, a first floor master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, hardwood and tile floors, first floor laundry and detached two car garage. Simple, stylish and exceptionally easy to own, the projected annual operational costs of the properties is less than $2000 and with an optional solar PV array are ready to offer to the highest degree of sustainable living.

Listed by Richard Higgerson of Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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997 Willard Road Hartford VT 05059

MLS Number 4750426

  • Residential Single Family
  • Village Quechee
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3

Combining the best of traditional Scandinavian design principals - an elegant simplicity along with efficiency, sustainability and a focus on quality of living - these newly constructed high performance homes offer the perfect starting point for your enjoyment of the Vermont lifestyle. Located in Quechee Lakes - offering a wide variety of amenities from championship golf to skiing and everything in between - these homes are perfectly located between the picturesque and well-known village of Woodstock, Vermont and Hanover, NH, home of Dartmouth College just two hours from Boston and a one hour direct flight from Westchester Airport. Based on Unity Homes three bedroom 'net-zero ready' Varm style home and offering a selection of finish options and upgrades, the modern farmhouse inspired designs feature an open concept first floor main living area, a first floor master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, hardwood and tile floors, first floor laundry and detached two car garage. Simple, stylish and exceptionally easy to own, the projected annual operational costs of the properties is less than $2000 and with an optional solar PV array are ready to offer to the highest degree of sustainable living.

Listed by Richard Higgerson of Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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81 Smith Falls Lane Stowe VT 05672

Stowe, VT81 Smith Falls Lane

Price$1,045,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4730494

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Square Feet 3,952

Adams Mill is a desirable enclave set above the Little River south of Stowe Village. The proximity to the river creates a soothing ambiance. Impressive features abound in this 11 room home including a gorgeous floor to ceiling stone fireplace, sustainable bamboo flooring & radiant heat throughout, a well appointed chef's kitchen, gourmet stainless steel appliances, premium granite island & counter tops. Abundant light flowing through large windows & panoramic doors illuminate the 1000+ sf open concept, 14 ft cathedral ceiling living space, overlooking a waterfall. The 4 bedrooms in the main house are graciously sized, with ensuite baths. Accessible through a private entrance, the attached luxurious in-law suite incorporates a unique silo with a spacious bedroom and an exquisitely appointed bathroom. High quality furniture & fixtures create a unique, eclectic decor and are available for purchase. This home, ideal for entertaining, offers a multitude of indoor & outdoor, common & independent, living spaces for relaxing, entertaining & dining. The layout of the Adams Mill development offers a sense of security & comfort while enjoying the privacy of each property. Enjoy the 40-acre community woodland's private trails bordered by 50 acres Land Trust & Trails, and 45K acres of the Mt Mansfield State Forest. Strategically located, the property offers quick access to RT 100, the Interstate, the village, and the ski resort. Unique to Stowe, make this gem your own!

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

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