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Off-Grid Straw Bale House for Sale
near Killaloe, Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada

** reduced price **


Situated on 4 Acres of Land, this 1086 Square Foot, 1 1/2 Story off-grid Straw Bale Home is as beautiful as it is energy efficient.

Custom built in 2003, the structure is post and beam, from round logs cut from the initial clearing of the site, with a supporting concrete wall in the centre, behind the wood cook stove for heat mass. The straw bale walls are 16 to 17 inches thick, with curved window and door reveals, for aesthetics and light diffusion. Walls are composed of wheat straw bales as infill insulation, plastered with cement stucco, and a final coat of silicate dispersion paint. The main floor is coloured, oiled, waxed, and polished concrete. The upper floor and staircase are constructed of local pine. A loft bedroom overlooks the foyer.

Domestic hot water is supplied for nine months of the year by a wood burning appliance, and three months by a solar flat plate hot water heater. The house is heated by a wood airtight cook stove, and by passive solar. The efficiency of this house only requires 7 face cords of firewood per year for heating and winter hot water, at a cost of approximately $80 per face cord.

Awnings above the south facing windows do double duty, being made up off five photovoltaic panels that supply 100% of the home's electricity, and shade the windows in the summer. Waste grey water is conditioned by a grey water system.

Outbuildings include a wood shed, storage shed and an outhouse. A small fenced garden is located on the south side of the home.

The house is located in a quiet, rural area in the Ottawa Valley, near the picturesque villages of Killaloe, Wilno and Barry’s Bay. It's perfect for an individual, couple, or small family.

This is a turnkey lifestyle change offered at $180,000.00

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