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.  

Baker Hill Road Bridgewater VT 05091

Bridgewater, VTBaker Hill Road

Price$801,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

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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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.97% last updated on Feb 25, 2021
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2034/2069 Old Post Road Brookfield VT 05036

Brookfield, VT2034/2069 Old Post Road

Price$1,250,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

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: 2.97% last updated on Feb 25, 2021
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1047 Willard Road Hartford VT 05059
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MLS Number 4750418

  • Residential Single Family
  • Village Quechee
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 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, New Hampshire, 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 Derek Cosentino of Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 2.97% last updated on Feb 25, 2021
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