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.  

22 Common Way Charlotte VT 05445

Charlotte, VT22 Common Way

Price$569,000

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MLS Number 4917516

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 1,536
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 3

Custom Built Net Zero home in Charlotte's Champlain Cohousing Community! This 3 bedroom home, 2.5 bath home was meticulously constructed in 2017 by Fiddlehead Construction, an award winning sustainable home builder. The bright & open 1st floor plan includes a generous kitchen/dining/living space with a front porch overlooking the green. The kitchen features locally-made maple cabinetry, new induction cooktop range & refrigerator, and 3-seat breakfast bar peninsula. This level also offers a mudroom entry w/guest bath and a convenient 1st-floor bedroom suite with a modern & accessible bathroom. Upstairs offers 2 more bright bedrooms plus a bonus room, laundry room, & full bath. The house is designed for maximum energy efficiency and low maintenance. The resilient exterior features cement board siding, architectural shingles, triple-pane tilt-turn windows, and locally-milled timber frame porches. The home is completely powered, heated, & cooled by 27 owned rooftop solar panels. Heat pumps, energy recovery ventilation, and a heat pump water heater ensure a low environmental impact. The community's homes surround a shared central green amidst 115 acres of bucolic common land. Residents enjoy a community yurt, garden, swimming pond, and small farming opportunities. An extensive network of trails through field and forest provide a strong connection to nature. Located 10 minutes from the town beach and only 20 minutes to Burlington, this rare opportunity is well worth the visit!

Listed by Jessica Bridge of Element Real Estate

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1749 Wrights Mountain Road Bradford VT 05033

MLS Number 4915633

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,744

Sustainable self-sufficient paradise on 26 acres with 360 degree views of Vermont and New Hampshire mountains. Seller has not had an electric bill in 19 years, 100% solar powered, energy efficient home; R38 walls, R42 roof. This 1744 sf + full basement post & beam home features a large fieldstone fireplace in living/dining room with great ambiance. Jacuzzi tub and outdoor shower. Permaculture at its finest with apples, kiwis, plums, asparagus, hazelnuts, blueberries, raspberries and the list goes on. This off-grid home is built for energy efficiency, equipped with the latest technology. Drilled well with excellent water and also a dug well on the property. Additional 24x30 structure with large workshop with apartment upstairs. All windows are triple pane, standing seam roof, covered porches, upstairs balcony via a catwalk. Spectacular sunsets & stargazing. Stone walls, gardens galore, trail systems for XC skiing and recreation on the land. Want to know more? We will be happy to show it to you. Qualified buyers only. 30 min. to Dartmouth Medical Center or college. Ask your agent for video tour links!

Listed by Cindy Sanville of Sanville Real Estate,LLC

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957 Pleasant Valley Road Benson VT 80253-7261

Benson, VT957 Pleasant Valley Road

Price$3,450,000

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MLS Number 4907276

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 6
  • Square Feet 6,491

Peaceful and protected at the head of a hidden valley, in a Vermont farming community near Lake Champlain, lies the Stone Spirit Farm. This property includes a new six-bedroom main home, as a well as a three-bedroom home, a one-bedroom cottage, two beautiful barns, and other functional outbuildings. All of this is located within a half hour of Middlebury, and Rutland's hospital and airport. It is also an hour from Burlington, with its major medical center and international airport. Embraced by northern hardwood timberlands, beautiful pastures, and productive hay fields, this country estate re-establishes the old-time experiences of successful farming and modernizes sustainable living. This stunning environment provides an opportunity to pursue many possibilities; from an artist compound to a gentleman's (or gentlewoman's) farm, a retreat center, or anything in between. Conducive to creativity, Stone Spirit Farm provides ample space and facility to breathe and think freely. Classic Vermont carpentry and joinery craftsmanship is carried throughout all of the updated structures. Stone Spirit Farm is as fitting for an individual or small group as it is for a base of operations for an organization or business.

Listed by Andy Reed of Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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Route 12 Elmore VT 05657

Elmore, VTRoute 12

Price$490,000

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MLS Number 4906153

  • Land
  • Acreage 731
  • Utilities None
  • Water View
  • Zoning Unknown

The land represents an excellent timber investment opportunity with attractive species composition, diverse diameter distribution, and superior access. The land also offers a great recreational amenity by supporting the development of a camp building. The ownership, Vermont Land Trust (VLT), acquired the land in 2017 from the Wolloch Family, As part of the 2022 Worcester Woods Project to protect 6,500 acres from future development, the VLT has transferred a conservation easement on the land to the State of Vermont, which will oversee the easement terms. Investment highlights include:1) Long-term timber investment & possible sugarbush opportunity with managed timber resource; 2) Attractive species composition, dominated by The Maples, yellow birch, and spruce/fir; 3) Exceptional access with 1.6 miles of paved road frontage; 4) Standing timber value well above the property's asking price; 5) Nice location with recreational opportunity supported by various sites to build a camp; 6) The land is subject to a conservation easement which restricts non-sustainable forest management and the building of any homes.

Listed by Michael Tragner of Fountains Land Inc.

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1179 Fuller Mountain Road Ferrisburgh VT 05473
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MLS Number 4899860

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 5
  • 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. 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 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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3429/ 3471 US Route 4 Killington VT 05751

MLS Number 4898714

  • Commercial
  • Year Built 1975
  • Acreage 7.64

Attention Killington Investors! Prime Killington turnkey investment opportunity with major road frontage on US Route 4. Awesome location with high visibility. The first ski shop as you enter into Killington. Here is your chance to own an award winning, world class ski and snowboard retail shop in Killington & New England featuring 2 well established & profitable online retail stores. Successfully run for 45 years by the same owners. These forward thinking owners are now looking to retire and pass the torch to a new owner who has the dream of owning a successful sustainable business with an extensive established customer base and loads of room for growth and expansion. Property being sold w/ 2 commercial buildings on 7+ acres of land that can be subdivided. The ski shop was custom built with huge glass windows letting in beautiful light creating a very cool and inviting space. Sale of the ski shop includes existing tuning & repair machinery, binding tester, custom designed ski rental racks & fixtures as well as the demo/rental fleet of skis & snowboards. The second building on the property is currently leased by Luce Wellness Farm. Despite the pandemic Aspen East has seen substantial sales increases over the previous 2 years. Don't miss the rare opportunity to own perhaps the very best ski shop in Killington. Strong investment with excellent financials. Act Fast this exceptional property & business awaits you!

Listed by Marni Rieger and Tucker Adirondack Lange of KW Vermont-Killington

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1580 Peth Road Braintree VT 05060
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MLS Number 4895012

  • Commercial
  • Acreage 519.09

Come create your dream farm community on the 519.09 +/- acre Circle Saw Farm. This one-time well-known dairy farm is ready for your new vision - may it be beef, goats, vegetables, or other exciting agricultural industry! Located in the hills of Braintree, VT, the farmland is ready for organic certification & consists of 136 +/- acres of tillable land, 67 +/- acres of pasture, & 235 +/- acres of Northern Hardwood Forest. During the most recent ag. season, the property was used to produce 4000 large square bails, & in the past year, 130 acres were used to grow pumpkins. There are 4 separate homes on the property along with a sprawling farmstead complex. Two of the homes include leased net metered solar panels. The farm is currently supporting goats, pigs, 36 beef cattle & 140 heifers. The Milking Parlor building is leased to the amazing Vermont Mealworm Farm creating sustainable food sources for generations to come. Amazing mountain views from almost everywhere on the property, & there is great 0.3 +/- acre swimming pond. The fast-moving Spear Brook runs through the property & provides Hydro Electric Power to the Mechanical Shop building. The woods could support a small sugarbush of ~ 2000 +/- taps. High speed internet for your web sales, VAST snowmobile trails for your fun, & lots of wildlife for your viewing pleasure! The property is conserved through the Vermont Land Trust for the protection of sustainable farming & the agricultural lifestyle. All homes are currently leased.

Listed by Curtis Trousdale and Michael Wrobel of Preferred Properties

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1580 Peth Road Braintree VT 05060

Braintree, VT1580 Peth Road

Price$1,800,000

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MLS Number 4895078

  • Residential Single Family
  • Square Feet 9,937
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 10
  • Bedrooms 15

Come create your dream farm community on the 519.09 +/- acre Circle Saw Farm. This one-time well-known dairy farm is ready for your new vision - may it be beef, goats, vegetables, or other exciting agricultural industry! Located in the hills of Braintree, VT, the farmland is ready for organic certification & consists of 136 +/- acres of tillable land, 67 +/- acres of pasture, & 235 +/- acres of Northern Hardwood Forest. During the most recent ag. season, the property was used to produce 4000 large square bails, & in the past year, 130 acres were used to grow pumpkins. There are 4 separate homes on the property along with a sprawling farmstead complex. Two of the homes include leased net metered solar panels. The farm is currently supporting goats, pigs, 36 beef cattle & 140 heifers. The Milking Parlor building is leased to the amazing Vermont Mealworm Farm creating sustainable food sources for generations to come. Amazing mountain views from almost everywhere on the property, & there is great 0.3 +/- acre swimming pond. The fast-moving Spear Brook runs through the property & provides Hydro Electric Power to the Mechanical Shop building. The woods could support a small sugarbush of ~ 2000 +/- taps. High speed internet for your web sales, VAST snowmobile trails for your fun, & lots of wildlife for your viewing pleasure! The property is conserved through the Vermont Land Trust for the protection of sustainable farming & the agricultural lifestyle. All homes are currently leased.

Listed by Curtis Trousdale and Michael Wrobel of Preferred Properties

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TBD Cote Hill Road Morristown VT 05661

Morristown, VTTBD Cote Hill Road

Price$385,000

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MLS Number 4880169

  • Land
  • Acreage 13.9
  • Area Near Shopping, Rural
  • Utilities None
  • Zoning RRA

This level land parcel of 13.9 acres, surrounded by other large acreage parcels, offers stunning panoramic views of the mountains. The majority of the land is open meadow, currently a hay field, but tillable for agricultural purposes. Imagine sustainable living with gardens on this large plot of land, or build a barn and enjoy a beautiful horse property. If a true country setting is how you define your Vermont experience, then this is the land for you - a world away, yet only 10 minutes to downtown Morrisville for shopping and 20 minutes to the center of historic Stowe Village. Septic design in place for a 5 bedroom single family residence.

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

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