* 2 bedroom / 1 bath cottage (easy potential for 3rd bedroom) on 8750 sq. ft lot * House sits 80 ft off the street providing privacy * 975 sq. ft Living Space with potential to live comfortably without fossil fuels * 345 sq. ft new Sun Room– 21 ft wall of windows floor to ceiling! * Passive Solar Heating System (no fossil fuel or electricity to operate) * New Concrete Perimeter Foundation * Well insulated walls, ceiling, & floor joists * Double-pane Vinyl Windows * Chicken coop w/laying hens, Hive w/Bees * New Custom Metal Roofing * Super quiet, low car traffic street * 3 blocks to bus line #75, 9 blocks to #72 * Walk to New Seasons and Alberta Arts District * Shaded, rain-proof porch for year-round outdoor living * Garage with washing machine, Carport, Wood Shed, and Utility shed with electricity * 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. * All this PLUS a wonderful loose-knit co-housing community that shares tools, potlucks, and neighborly help
I've listened to the podcast you did about this with Paul, and I must admit I am VERY intrigued. Unfortunately, I don't think it is quite in the budget for my girlfriend and I at the moment. However, I'm wondering what you're open to.
Here's the backstory. My girlfriend and I are moving to Portland soon because she is going to attend OHSU for nursing. After that (Sept 2013), we're hoping to settle in Portland for quite a while. Any chance you would be interested in renting? Or perhaps an owner carried loan? I recall from the podcast that you're trying to relocate to Hawaii, so I'm sure the answer is probably no, but I figured it is worth a shot in the dark.
If you're interested in anything alternative to an outright purchase, please let me know!