Totally off-grid three bedroom, three bath home surrounded by thousands of acres of conservation lands and the Nantahala National Forest.  This energy efficient geodesic dome is situated on approximately 3.5 acres (to be surveyed our of a larger 100+ acres) featuring a small creek, pond, large sunny front lawn and plenty of woodland.  The topography is very gentle and the views are tremendous without another dwelling in sight.

The property is in the far western part of the North Carolina mountains approximately 13 miles from the small town of Cullowhee (Western Carolina University) and about an hour and a half west of Asheville.  The property is literally at the end of the paved state road back in a valley, then you travel another mile plus on a bumpy USFS road to the property.  Further up beyond at the top of the ridge is the famed Blue Ridge Parkway.

The house itself features a bedroom and bath on each of the three levels and its in remarkably good shape.  The dome structure is well insulated and wind resistant.  The main level features a large, vaulted great room with wood burning fireplace.  There is a nice kitchen with a dual fuel refrigerator (electric or propane).  Power to the house is via a 1 KW solar panel array that feeds a DEKA gel cell battery pack and then into inverters for A/C current in the house.  A propane fueled generator provides backup if needed.

The lower level also features a well-lit finished storage room and laundry area.  Its sufficiently sized and shaped whereby one could easily create a safe room or secret room out of the space.  At $249,900, you couldn't replace this house for that price.

 

Survival Features
Security
End of the Road
Power
Generator, Off-Grid, Solar/Hydro/Wind
Access
Seasonal/4WD Road
Home Features
Beds
3 bedrooms
Baths
3 baths

Location

Listing Information

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