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.  

1555 Spear Street Charlotte VT 05445

Charlotte, VT1555 Spear Street

Price$1,595,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4830412

  • Land
  • Acreage 130
  • Zoning Residential

Build your dream home and have land to create a sustainable lifestyle or simply enjoy. This 130 Acre Parcel is located in a prime location in Charlotte Vermont with elevated 180 degree views to the Green Mountains. With 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" - end quote from the naturalist. 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. A once in a lifetime property and 20 minutes to downtown Burlington Vermont.

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

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1836 Shellhouse Mountain Road Ferrisburgh VT 05456
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MLS Number 4823795

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 2,800

A home as sustainable as it is beautiful! From the stunning wood beams inside to the solar panels outside, this custom farmhouse was thoughtfully designed to be elegant and efficient. The main floor features open living and high ceilings and a half-bathroom off the entryway. The custom kitchen offers butcher-block countertops, Moroccan tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and an original porcelain farm sink. The artistic second floor - intentionally constructed to be cozy and heat efficient - offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as the sleek convenience of a washer and dryer. The lower level features a one-bedroom/one-bath mother-in-law-style apartment with a separate entrance. The apartment is currently rented for $950 per month to tenants who would like to stay. A large home office is located downstairs adjacent to the apartment, also with a separate entrance. Custom wood decks surround the front of the house. A slate deck in the back. The yard and gardens are easy to maintain with a firepit for evening fun. Five minutes from the cute shops and cafes in Vergennes. Thirty minutes to Burlington. Twenty minutes to Middlebury. Easy access to wherever you work or play.

Listed by Jon Templeton of Larkin Realty

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249 Hillside Drive Corinth VT 05039

Corinth, VT249 Hillside Drive

Price$439,999

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4818206

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,628

If you are looking for a RETREAT, this idyllic setting is for you. The property boasts unmatched long-range mountain views of New Hampshire's Presidential Range and White Mountains. This is perfect for someone who wants country life. Plenty of open fields providing room for sustainable living. Three-bay insulated, heated garage with storage above. House upgraded to live year-round or seasonal - with above-code insulation and roofing as well as 3 -275 gallon oil tanks if you choose to close up for winter months. Screened-in porch, fully finished basement, complete with generator room. Apple trees, blueberry and raspberry bushes. Private Drive on dead end road. Truly a piece of heaven. Must see.

Listed by Jason Saphire of www.EntryOnly.com

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759 Stevens Road Thetford VT 05043

Thetford, VT759 Stevens Road

Price$549,995

Est. Mortgage: $/month

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MLS Number 4800973

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,428

Located on a quiet country road in Thetford on 17.2 open acres this three bedroom and two bath Vermont country Cape is the focal point when you drive in. Flooded with the sights and smells of the lilac and azaleas, the explosion of color from the perennial garden beds helps present the home when you drive in. The home consists of a mudroom, a large kitchen, and a living room with a wood stove. A sun room adds to the charm to warm you in the winter and start your plants for the garden in spring. A convenient one bedroom and bath complete the first floor with two ample bedrooms, office, and full bath to finish the upstairs. As you head outside you will be impressed by the blueberry and raspberry bushes, rhubarb, asparagus, and apple and pear trees. The barn, with its three 12x16 stalls with dutch doors, board fenced paddocks and large grazing areas, frost-free hydrants for water, hay storage, and shaving storage fashion the property for any type of farm animals. A large equipment barn and workshop add to the ease of caring for the property. Scenic wooded trails are maintained throughout the property for summer and winter recreation. A large chicken coop and cordwood storage add to the property to become a sustainable gentleman's farm.

Listed by Kate Cassidy of Four Seasons Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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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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Off McDowell Road Danville VT 05873

Danville, VTOff McDowell Road

Price$425,000

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MLS Number 4784649

  • Land
  • Acreage 710.1
  • Zoning Per town

This is a prime opportunity to purchase 710 acres of land abutting 10,826 acres of state owned land. It has had a recent timber harvest but most of the maple was left leaving approximately 20,000 potential taps. There is a great network of roads and trails through the property. The parcel is accessed by either of two ROW's, both of which have been substantially upgraded by current owners. The land offers wonderful wildlife habitat and frontage on 3 different brooks. The property was surveyed in 2017 and this survey laid out 7 parcels. There is a trail that leads you to the southern peak of the property and the views from the plateau are impressive in almost every direction. Property is enrolled in the VT Current Use Program, which supports long term sustainable forestry practices while enhancing long term holding affordability with very low property taxes. Whether you are looking for a long term timber investment, a sugaring operation, or a place to enjoy the great outdoors, this parcel is well worth a look.

Listed by Nicholas Maclure of Century 21 Farm & Forest

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1047 Willard Road Hartford VT 05059
Active With Contract

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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