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.  

1580 Peth Road Braintree VT 05060

Braintree, VT1580 Peth Road

Price$1,800,000

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MLS Number 4895078

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

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, & 296 +/- 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

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, & 296 +/- 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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1824 VT Route 11 East Chester VT 05143

MLS Number 4894211

  • Commercial
  • Year Built 1870
  • Acreage 2

Landscaping, hydroponics, hemp/cannabis, flowers/plants and wheat grass are just some of the indoor growing specialties this exciting property can support. Live comfortably in the attractively renovated vintage styled 2 bedroom, 2 bath converted schoolhouse while you master the art of growing. Work remotely and start a side online/home business that germinates your passion. Three enormous heated New England Style 96' x 30' greenhouse structures with automatic water system and dedicated artesian well will jump start your enterprise. Two additional greenhouse frames can be utilized. Steps away from your dwelling you can interact with customers and help beautify Vermont by getting involved with local beautification committees. Grow your own vegetables and practice sustainable living while hitting the slopes and enjoying all that Vermont has to offer. Cue the chickens... See mls #4894210

Listed by Geralyn Donohue of Engel & Volkers Okemo-Woodstock

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1824 Vt Route 11 East Chester VT 05143

Chester, VT1824 Vt Route 11 East

Price$429,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4894210

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Square Feet 1,212

Grow, Play and Ski! Presenting the ideal property for a versatile home business. This completely remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath Chester country cape on 2 +/- acres awaits your entrepreneurial talents! The current owners had a seasonal, established Nursery business, successfully partnering with town beautification committees and supplying flowers and plants to local businesses. Major road frontage will attract business while the sounds of the babbling brook add to the setting of the house, artfully screened from the road. The lovely yard features stone walls, flower gardens, lovely flowering bushes and trees, and a delightful pond! Three 96' x 30' versatile, heated NE style greenhouses are ready for your horticultural ideas and are equipped with auto watering from a dedicated artesian well. The open concept design of the house has been thoughtfully updated with artisan flair and architectural details. The first floor living area includes stainless steel appliances, wood stove and full bath with vintage clawfoot tub and stackable frontloading washer/dryer. The 2nd floor features 2 large bedrooms with closets and storage space, vaulted ceilings, new carpeting, a full bath and balcony. Dine and relax outside in 3 seasons on the private deck. Whether your dreams are of sustainable living, raising chickens, nursery/landscaping or other indoor growing pursuits, work remotely and customize the template of this unique property to enhance your VT lifestyle. See mls # 4894211

Listed by Geralyn Donohue of Engel & Volkers Okemo-Woodstock

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2847 Vt Route 22A Addison VT 05491

Addison, VT2847 Vt Route 22A

Price$1,100,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4888875

  • Residential Single Family
  • Square Feet 6,118
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Construction Existing

This magnificent Cape sits at the top of the ridge capturing the 360 degree view of both the high peaks of the Adirondacks to the west & beauty of the Green Mtns to the east! Enjoy your mornings on the east facing covered porch watching the sunrise & finish your day on the expansive west facing covered porch watching the sunset. The 20 acres that surround the house offer a diversity of uses. The gentle slope to the west is perfect for a vineyard or developing a mini farm for sustainable & independent living. Inside you will love the wood accents, large windows and glass doors that bring the mtn. views & natural light into the home. The kitchen faces the great room w/ a woodstove insert in the Panton Stone fireplace. The glow of the fire is captured in the gleaming HW floor that runs throughout the home. The 1st floor master suite offers 2 rooms for separate sleeping areas or a private office or sitting room that is closed off from the rest of the home. There is also a master suite on the second floor w/ its own sitting area. There are extra rooms on the 2nd floor for a quiet yoga area, hobby room or office space. The 1 BR apt has its own private entrance & laundry but can be accessed from the main home as well. The main source of heat is geothermal, the home is powered by the solar array nestled at the back of the property. There is back up oil heat if ever necessary, central AC and a garage that is large enough for your cars, RV, & toys. WOW!

Listed by Susan Burdick and Lynn J. Jackson of BHHS Vermont Realty Group/Vergennes

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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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Standish Road Bridgewater VT 05035

Bridgewater, VTStandish Road

Price$199,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

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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Route 12 A Braintree VT 05060

Braintree, VTRoute 12 A

Price$4,950,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

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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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Baker Hill Road Bridgewater VT 05091

Bridgewater, VTBaker Hill Road

Price$801,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

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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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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
  • Bathroom 6
  • Square Feet 5,705
  • Bedrooms 8

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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