Off-Grid Canyon-Edge Sustainable Earthship(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Handcrafted, sustainable art home in spectacular setting. 2000 sq. ft.
Spectacular views of a secluded canyon near Colorado National Monument. Solar powered earthship, designed by Michael Reynolds, this off-grid paradise is situated on 35 wooded acres on the edge of a truly stunning canyon. Open layout, large kitchen, great for family and friends to gather. Rustic decor, rough natural interior finishes. Great for mountain biking, x-country skiing, hiking. Day trip distance to Arches, Canyonlands, hot springs, and ski resorts. Our home is a work in progress with some rough finishes and some area where you can see the construction details.
Because it is powered by the sun and thermal mass, interior temperatures do not change rapidly.
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Member since: 2015
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
There is one 4 inch step into the house from the entryway but both the inner and outer front doors are doubles. Most of the house is wheelchair accessible. The door to the toilet is too narrow but there are handrails....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Two full size futons in the great room each sleep two.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
No landlines but we just installed a booster that works great with Verizon cell phones and is advertised as working with ATT, T-Mobile and other US cell carriers but we haven't tried them yet....moreless
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 4.9%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Immediate access to listed leisure, sports, & adventure activities. 30 - 45 minute drive from listed attractions and the Colorado River for rafting and kayaking.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Didi may have grown up all over the world as a military child but Colorado has been her family's home since 1861. Rick grew up in Denver. They met in Gunnison, Colorado when Rick enrolled at Western State after his military service. Rick, a stained glass artist, carpenter, mechanic, and jack of all trades worked at a building center while building the house. Didi is a librarian who has written several books about books. They have two grown children and four grandchildren. They also nurtured 58 foster teenagers before moving up to their canyonedge retreat.
Why the Owner Chose Glade Park, CO, USA:
For years the Heralds dreamed of building on off-grid sustainable home, and in 1999 their dream came true when this rare canyon side acreage came up for sale. Building the earthship was a labor of love and has proven to be even more comfortable and beautiful than their wildest dreams as well as educational.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Leaping Lizard Earthship is built from recycled materials and uses renewable energy. Our annual utility bill is under $200.00 a year! The house is powered by photovoltaic generated electricity. It is heated and cooled with solar energy, strategic orientation, and natural convection. Domestic water is collected from rain, snow, and condensation. It goes through a three stage filtering system. It is luxurious off-grid living with ample electricity for lighting, computers, and entertainment as well as running a dishwasher and washing machine. For Didi, the rugged landscape and dramatic canyon make it the most beautiful place on the face of the earth.
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Nestled on the edge of Ladder Canyon, the scenery is spectacular.
Deer in front yard.
Garage, approaching the house.
Walk in the neighborhood
Hang your bathrobe on this whimsical hook.
Small bedroom with queen bed.
View of the solar panels from the north east edge of the property.
Entrance in winter.
Mexican vacation inspired bathroom.
View looking down the canyon.
Coat rack and controllers for the solar powered in floor radiant heat.
The great room.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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