Straw-Bale House for Sale by Owner/Builder
In the Colorado Rocky Mountains
on Five Forested Acres
The Hard Work is Done! Needs Finish Work.
The address is: 136 Grouse Cir Westcliffe, CO 81252
Contact:Jerry at 719-783-0887
or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am the builder & owner of this straw-bale home. I own the house outright (and have no mortgage). I have built 3 houses in this area and have worked on several other straw-bale projects. This home was built as my home; this means I put in extra quality work and features in this house. The hard construction is complete, other a little floor work that remains. This house is completely functional and livable as it is which will allow you to move in immediately and live in it as you detail it.
To make this house complete, the additional, light-technical projects would range between $12K to $20K: this is mostly in labor estimated costs. For someone with the ability to complete these projects (or ability to learn), this would be easy equity.
Most of the materials and supplies required to finish the house have already been purchase and are included with the purchase. The final amount would depend on what you decide is needed.
There is nothing that requires immediate attention and you can get to the projects (mentioned at the end of this description) when it is convenient.
While I do not want to hire myself out to finish the house, I will consider doing so, if that is what it will take to close the deal.
The Area and Location
This home is 5 years old, in the South Central Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is on 5 acres with 400+ pine trees. Westcliffe is in Custer County and is the nearest town, 18 miles to the north. Custer County’s population is 3,500 and is not a substantial center for tourism, therefore living here is quiet and easy. The property is 75 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. Denver is 135 miles away.
Electric lines are underground. Pine trees cover the area with occasional meadows and grass land valleys. The homes in the area are on five to 35 acre parcels with county maintained roads (including winter snow removal). The homes are custom built in the $130,000 to $500,000+ price range. There are a few newer modular homes but no mobile homes.
This property sits in the Wet Mountains at 8750 feet elevation across a 7500 foot valley from the 14,000 ft., snow capped, Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This property has abundant wildlife. I continuously see deer, bear, bobcats, lynx, coyotes, foxes, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, and a beautiful variety of birds. The animals are free to roam with few fences in the area. Several deer trails crisscross the property and are frequented by deer.
THE HOUSE sits on a slightly sloped, northern side of a pine forested hill above a meadow know as Antelope Valley. The house’s interior is 1200 sq. ft., and is 1370 sq, ft. on the exterior (keep in mind the straw-bale walls are 20” deep). It has two hexagon (bay-window type) entrances; therefore the dimensions and sq. footage will be approximate and vary slightly. If viewed as 2 sections perpendicular to each other and sharing a common wall, the house exterior dimensions are 30’ x 25’ and 30’ x 21’, plus an 8’ x 8’ rear entry-room.