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Solar Powered Homestead on 95 Riverfront Acres

Rossendale, near Portage la Prairie, west of Winnipeg, Manitoba

One-of-a-kind, elegant Douglas fir timber frame home on 95 acres with one-half mile of Assiniboine River waterfront. You will enjoy the spacious open concept of this home. The great room with its stone Rumford fireplace offers panoramic views of the valley below. The kitchen is a chef’s delight with granite counter-tops, large island and many cabinets. Air conditioned and passive solar, the home is a comforting space year round.

In addition to the main house, there are three outbuildings: a studio/garage complete with bathroom and kitchenette plus two utility buildings that offer flexible storage options or easy expansion.

You’ll be self-sufficient year round with the productive orchard and garden. Imagine never paying for electricity again as your solar power supply produces power for electricity, hot water, radiant in-floor heating and even the electric car charger!

The land offers spectacular views of the valley and the fertile river bottom land. Ten acres are cleared and ready for cultivation with the balance mostly treed; home to abundant wildlife. Secure and defensible, this desirable parcel is located in a bend of the river at the end of a municipal road serviced year round.

This property is not subject to the Canadian federal foreign ownership ban; non-residents can purchase this desirable homestead. A one-of-a-kind property. Act now: Call today for more information and a private viewing.

The House

  • 1958sf living area (1655sf on main floor, 303sf upstairs) in spacious open plan that includes 3’ x 8’ kitchen island with dishwasher
  • large master bedroom with walk in closet plus one other large bedroom (designed to become 2 rooms if desired)
  • 4 piece bathroom with very comfortable two person tub
  • 290sf heated attached garage with electric vehicle charger
  • 54sf concrete root cellar/refuge accessed from pantry
  • Douglas fir timber frame with SIPs (structural insulated panel) enclosure
  • earth sheltered on west and north sides
  • glazing effectively designed for passive solar heating
  • hybrid heating and air conditioning provided by radiant floor, 2 air source heat pumps, and wood cookstove (family heirloom so not included)
  • local Tyndall stone double flue chimney with Rumford fireplace
  • granite counter tops and ceramic tile flooring
  • approved for free installation of fiber internet
  • power generated by solar arrays, 4 roof mounted and one free standing, totaling 19.53 kilowatts (19,530 watts)
  • detailed written description of house systems and suggested maintenance

The Land

  • potentially available for purchase by non-Canadians
  • 95.23 scenic acres located in a teardrop shaped loop of the Assiniboine River with over ½ mile river frontage
  • subdividable into 2 parcels: the existing homesite and the remainder, the latter with gorgeous panoramic views of the Assiniboine Valley
  • approximately 10 acres cleared, with highly productive loam soil
  • the remainder in mixed forest and tall grass prairie
  • access via a dead-end well-maintained municipal road through Crown land
  • approximately 45 minutes from the amenities of the City of Portage la Prairie
  • abundant wildlife including deer, bear, elk, turkeys, grouse, fish

The Yardsite

  • 7 acres fully deer fenced
  • gently sloping south southeast with valley view
  • 40’ deep well with 30” diameter casing produces 5 gpm good water
  • 22’ x 200’ highly-productive, currently-irrigated garden
  • 22’ x 48’ mobile Rimol Rolling Thunder greenhouse
  • potential for market garden operation
  • irrigated orchard includes apples, pears, plums, sour cherries, apricots, filberts, concord type grapes, raspberries, saskatoons, haskaps, low bush blueberries, asparagus
  • 3’ x 16’ cold frame and 4’ x 12’ triple-bin compost box convenient to the house

The Shop

  • 1152sf (24’ x 48’) fully insulated and finished
  • wood cookstove with firebox coil to hot water tank plus air source heat pump on independent solar array for additional heat and air conditioning
  • 4 rooms: 24’ x 24’ shop with 24’ of lower cabinets and large garage door, 16’ x 24’ studio with kitchenette, 8’ x 12’ 3 piece bathroom, and 8’ x 12’ foyer with wood stove and hot water tank

Utility Buildings

two 512sf (16’ x 32’) open-sided pole sheds with solar arrays, currently used for storage of firewood, tools, and tractor with implements



Bevann Eert 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 19 2024    ID: 71238