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.  

7808 Route 22A Addison VT 05491

Addison, VT7808 Route 22A

Price$419,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4934418

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bathroom 3
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Square Feet 3,520

Historic, Victorian “Wilmarth House” is ready for you to make it your home! The 15 acres provide a diversity of potential uses...can you imagine a mini farm for sustainable & independent living with mature apple trees, centuries old lilac bushes, & established asparagus beds? The 1850's home boasts generous flowing spaces with high ceilings & original wide-plank floors. A huge, newly renovated wrap-around porch, accessed through floor-to-ceiling French Doors, is the perfect place to relax with a good book or just enjoy the sunset. The 5-acre lawn provides a view of Snake Mountain to the east & the Adirondacks to the west. You'll find the original wood-burning oven in the kitchen along with a with a double sink & newer floors. The formal dining room/living room space, with original light fixtures, is open for large gatherings! One bedroom is conveniently located on the first floor along with a full bath. Take the stairs with the original Mahogany handrail to find 3 more bedrooms & a 1/2 bath. Freshly painted, updated, & operated as a successful Airbnb, there have been many improvements made including all new electrical. Attached 2-car garage with workspace & storage. A one-bedroom apartment over the garage, with private entrance, could be used as an in-law apartment or for additional income. Conveniently located just 13 miles from Middlebury & 31 miles to Burlington - this expansive property is in a great location to call home!

Listed by Laura Bowe of Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman

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3482 Hartland-Brownsville Road West Windsor VT 05089

MLS Number 4928183

  • Residential Single Family
  • Village Brownsville
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 2,738

Escape to a sustainable sanctuary in the idyllic setting of West Windsor, Vermont. Tucked away for ultimate privacy and relaxation, this spacious and serene solar-powered home has been recently updated and features new interior and exterior paint, Bertazzoni kitchen appliances, LED lighting, a new heat pump with two mini-splits, a high-efficiency electric water heater, and more. As a true modern homestead, it has been designed to be off-grid capable while reducing the impact on the environment with a Tesla battery, EV charging station, solar panels, and two wells. The organic, perennial garden delivers an orchestra of colors throughout the season and also features a host of edibles including blueberries, cherries, and strawberries. The 41 acre property, perfect for practicing silvopasture, is enrolled in current use and features pure water sources, walking trails, old-growth trees, a cool swimming pond and a second large beaver habitat, seasonal springs, mushrooms for foraging, and much more. This stylish home is 5 minutes away from Mt. Ascutney, the mountain biking mecca of Vermont, and is connected to the VAST trail system. Historic Woodstock, VT is a short 15-minute drive away, Dartmouth College is 27 minutes, and if you're craving a dose of the city, Boston is 2.5 hours away and NYC can be easily accessed via train at the nearby Windsor station. Come and relax in the nature that surrounds you.

Listed by Wynne Washburn of Coldwell Banker LIFESTYLES - Hanover

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2847 Vt. Route 22A Addison VT 05491

Addison, VT2847 Vt. Route 22A

Price$975,000

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MLS Number 4926527

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

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 Rumford fireplace. The glow of the fire is captured in the gleaming HW floor that runs throughout the home. The 1st floor primary 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 primary 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 or den. 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 entire 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 all your cars, RV, & toys. Move right in!

Listed by Susan Burdick of BHHS Vermont Realty Group/Vergennes

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44 Lovers Lane Hartland VT 05048

Hartland, VT44 Lovers Lane

Price$1,295,000

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MLS Number 4920996

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Square Feet 5,020

Amazing income potential with this beautifully kept, 45-acre Farm. Four separate living spaces with high ceilings, contemporary kitchens and bathrooms, featuring excellent craftsmanship that blends the modern with the classic. There are two main buildings: the original farmhouse with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths in one unit and additional 1-bedroom, 1 bath attached apartment; the beautiful barn has two modern, 1-bedroom apartments attached. Numerous bonus rooms for office space, storage, workshops, an artist's studio and a walk-in cooler. With the greenhouse, henhouse, historical storage barn, and a toolshed, the opportunities here are endless: from the peonies that can be harvested for sale, to the farm and irrigation equipment that come with the sale. From the pond through the rolling fields, apple orchard and gardens to the bubbling brook, this property is majestic, cozy and private, yet only 1 mile from the center of Hartland in a popular community that is known for sustainable, farm-to-table living. This is a truly must-see property!

Listed by Josh Hunt of Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group

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957 Pleasant Valley Road Benson VT 05743

Benson, VT957 Pleasant Valley Road

Price$2,870,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4907276

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

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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3429/ 3471 US Route 4 Killington VT 05751

MLS Number 4898714

  • Commercial
  • Square Feet 13,000
  • 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

Braintree, VT1580 Peth Road

Price$1,250,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4895078

  • Residential Single Family
  • Square Feet 9,937
  • Bedrooms 15
  • Construction Existing
  • 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 another exciting ag. 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 Vermont Mealworm Farm creating sustainable food sources for generations to come. Amazing mountain views from almost everywhere on the property, & there is a 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. All homes are currently leased. Tours are available!

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 another exciting ag. 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 Vermont Mealworm Farm creating sustainable food sources for generations to come. Amazing mountain views from almost everywhere on the property, & there is a 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. All homes are currently leased. Tours are available!

Listed by Curtis Trousdale and Michael Wrobel of Preferred Properties

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