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.  

Standish Road Bridgewater VT 05035

Bridgewater, VTStandish Road

Price$217,300

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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53 Mace Hill Road Hartland VT 05048

Hartland, VT53 Mace Hill Road

Price$259,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Active With Contract

MLS Number 4855941

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,232

2 bedroom 1-1/2 bath open concept, contemporary, Deck House on a wonderful flat, open 2+ acre lot 2 miles from the town of Hartland. Hardwood floors, plenty of natural light, high ceilings, large deck, and a 2 car detached garage in a school of choice district. A 4.7kW, net-metered solar array along with a mini-split heat pump allows for comfortable, efficient, low-cost utility living. A Vermont Castings propane stove provides blackout proof, deep winter heat, tied to an Ecobee smart thermostat for convenience and control. High-Speed, fiber internet provides a blazing fast, reliable internet connection for the home office. The garage is brightly lit with LED lights and plenty of outlets, workbenches, and storage. The automatic garage doors make for easy, snow-free parking in the winter and leave ample room for projects in the summer. A shed addition on the back of the garage provides an easily accessible storage area for seasonal equipment and gardening tools. Over 50 nut, fruit, and berry plants along with daylilies, peonies, lilacs, and many more provide a beautiful, sustainable, outdoor environment, enjoyable all four seasons of the year. Located 1/4 mile from both Skunk Hollow Tavern, offering excellent drinks, dining, and live entertainment. Also, just down the road from Cedar Mountain Farm and Cobb Hill Cheese, providing farm fresh produce, dairy, and grass-fed beef.

Listed by Seth Warren of Seth Warren Real Estate

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1555 Spear Street Charlotte VT 05445

Charlotte, VT1555 Spear Street

Price$1,495,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4853065

  • Land
  • Acreage 130
  • Utilities Other
  • Zoning Residential

Build your dream home or compound for the family and have land to create a sustainable lifestyle or simply enjoy it. This 130 Acre Parcel is located in a prime location in Charlotte Vermont with elevated 180 degree views to the Green Mountains. With light clearing there will be views west to Adirondacks. This rare piece of land has good soils for septic capability. Meadows, woodlands, stream and a beautiful pine forest. The build sites are high on the ridge while the incredible low areas are stunning as quoted by a Vermont Naturalist that has been on site: "The multiple sunny meadows on the south and north side are beautiful. The wetlands that surround the stream running through the center of the property are gorgeous with a mix of sedge meadows and shallow marshes. The hemlock dominated forest on the east side of the stream is majestic dotted with pools of water- these tracks of land used more by wildlife then people are the exception to the norm in Charlotte. The forested streams and intact wetlands also protect water quality and support the health of the Laplatte River which runs nearby" Currently the owners have the Laplatte Organic Beef Cattle grazing a portion of the land for Vermont Current Use Tax Benefits. The land may be subdivided into three lots per the family wishes. The 5 acres abutting this property sold in 2018 considered "premium land" in the appraisal. A once in a lifetime property and 20 minutes to downtown Burlington Vermont.

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

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Route 12 A Braintree VT 05060

Braintree, VTRoute 12 A

Price$4,950,000

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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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2317 North Road Barnard VT 05031

Barnard, VT2317 North Road

Price$795,000

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Active With Contract

MLS Number 4850716

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 3,224

Hy-Wynds Farm is a classic Vermont homestead on the desirable North Road in Barnard. The home has been carefully upgraded to contemporary luxury standards while retaining elements of historic charm and style. The mountain views, sunrises and sunsets are sublime! The first floor includes a gourmet kitchen with soapstone countertops and kitchen island, formal dining room, den/study and a Great Room with stone fireplace. Off the kitchen is a full bathroom, plus a large combination laundry/pantry with built-in desk showing sweeping pastoral views from the oversized window. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and full bath plus sitting area. A huge mudroom connects the home to the 2-car attached garage. The property is further enriched by a large post and beam studio/workshop, so bring your imagination. The extensive gardens and animal barn with photovoltaics (net positive electric bill) lend themselves to a fully sustainable lifestyle. The current owners spent much effort enhancing the perennial beds, including an extensive array of Schreiner iris, David Austin roses and sweet peas from Floret Farm! The berry patch includes thornless Dorothy Thompson red raspberries, three kinds of currants & gooseberries. Other treasures are asparagus, rhubarb, and herb garden. You won't want to leave, but if you must, the farm is centrally located about half way between the quaint village of Woodstock and the convenience of I89. Glimmering Silver Lake and the Barnard General Store are a mere 2 miles away.

Listed by Susan Hickey of Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group

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311 Fitzgerald Road Morristown VT 05661

Morristown, VT311 Fitzgerald Road

Price$595,000

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MLS Number 4849749

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 3,200

This property has it all...plenty of square footage, guest suite, a barn with 7 standing stalls, 4 box stalls and large tack room, an inside riding ring, wood shed with gardening room, fenced yard for the dogs, outdoor wood boiler (in addition to inside oil-fired boiler), 3 bay garage that accommodates 6 vehicles, a work shop, a year round brook, and land for whatever you want. Got animals? This is the property for you. Want sustainable living? This is the property for you. Turn down the driveway, cross over the brook, continue through the woods and you'll find this spacious four bedroom, four bath farmhouse. A wrap around porch is the perfect setting for taking in the mountain views and enjoying the horses frolicking in the pasture. Inside is a grand dining room off the kitchen where a large family or plenty of guests can gather. The living room with its exposed beams and knotty pine siding has a propane fireplace for added ambiance and warmth on a cold winters eve. Just off the living room is a full bath and laundry and an additional room that would be perfect for your home office. Upstairs is the master bedroom suite with a full bath, giant walk-in closet and separate laundry space. The second floor also has two additional ensuite bedrooms and a private guest suite, also with its own 3/4 bath, kitchenette and living room. Access to VAST trail system. Country living at its finest is what you will find at 311 Fitzgerald Road.

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

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Baker Hill Road Bridgewater VT 05091

Bridgewater, VTBaker Hill Road

Price$801,000

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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

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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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