Thursday, February 09, 2012

Our house sold: Permaculture designed urban homestead

One-of-a-Kind Permaculture Designed Urban Homestead
 Country Feel In The City 
All offers considered
  • 2 bedroom / 1 bath cottage (easy potential for 3rd bedroom) on 8750 sq. ft lot
  • House sits 80 ft off the street providing privacy & 4,000 sq. ft garden in front yard
  • 975 sq. ft Living Space with potential to live comfortably without fossil fuels
  • 345 sq. ft new Sun Room– amazing room with   21 ft wall of windows floor to ceiling!
  • Shaded, rain-proof porch for year-round outdoor living 
  • Garage with washing machine, Carport, Wood Shed, and Utility shed with electricity
  • Passive Solar Heating System (no fossil fuel or electricity to operate)
  • New concrete perimeter foundation & earthquake ties 
  • Well insulated walls, ceiling, & floor joists
  • Double-pane vinyl windows allow lots of natural light
  • Natural gas furnace and range
  • New custom metal roof
  • Chicken coop with laying hens, beehive for bees
  • 600 sq. ft of under-house storage space, including root cellar area
  • 1,000 sq. ft of edible Ecoroof garden
  • 6,850 sq. ft low maintenance, organic, permaculture designed Food Forest providing a family with year-round fruit, berries, nuts, eggs, and honey. 
  • A wonderful loose-knit co-housing community that shares tools, potlucks, and neighborly help
  • Super quiet, low car traffic street
  • 3 blocks to bus line #75, 9 blocks to #72
  • Walk to New Seasons and Alberta Arts District
  • Property taxes for 2010: $1582
4510 NE Going Street, Portland OR 97218
     Contact Tulsey @ 503-288-5331 or
    see our Website


    • House pictures of our finished house project.
    • Garden pictures - general pictures of pretty plants
    • Chickens - Pictures of our feathered helpers
    • Harvests - A few photos of harvests, mostly roots
    • Full Yard Views - Roof-top photos showing the changes over the years, from 2006 til present


    Rhizowen said...

    Good luck with the move. Hope you find a buyer for Skirret Villa soon.

    Clorinda Altavilla said...

    Oh, this is an amazing home! The house is so energy-efficient, and it also has a food-forest. I'd like to have a home like this one. I bet you'll sell this quickly.

    Calvin Mordarski said...

    Well, this home would be very appealing to outdoor lovers. Its features definitely encourage outdoor living. Its energy-efficient features are a big bonus to the next-owner. BTW, goodluck on your new adventures with your new home!

    Sourkraut said...

    Ooh, a post from the future! I am very impressed by your ability to time travel. Perhaps next time you get in the time machine you should do something more productive than post to your blog, though. :P

    Great pictures and I'm especially digging the red front door. Sorry, channeling the spirit of Mama for a second there. But you know she would approve.

    Anonymous said...

    Please don't leave us. We love you more than you can ever know:)