January 25, 2013

What the Hecking Heall in Healdsburg

It’s time for the weekend, so let’s end the workweek with one more whomp of Housing Win.  Burbed reader Tom Paine has a serious case of Whisky Tango Foxtrot for you to Foxtrot off with.

130124-big-redfin2150 big ridge Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448

0 Beds
1 Baths
— Sq. Ft.
Built: —
Lot Size: 80 Acres
On Redfin: 472 days
Status: Active
Property Type: Residential, Detached, Single Family
Stories: 1
County: Sonoma
Style: Other
Community: Healdsburg
MLS#: 21126715

NET ZERO – OFF THE GRID This 80 acres of pristine land with the ultimate view across Dry Creek Valley. This stunning virgin land awaits for the building of your ideal home with several buildling sites. A unique 1200 sq ft living structure with a 680 sq ft bedroom / mezanne.

When he sent this in, Tom observed:

It has a Mezanne! wHiCH Is LikE, waaaAY COOL!

Too bad it doesn’t have a bedroom.  Are we supposed to sleep on one of the buildling sites instead?  The mezanne doesn’t look comfortable.


You can’t fool us.  This house is actually a giant-ass aluminum toaster.  Too bad it’s off the grid.

Comments (6) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:05 am

6 Responses to “What the Hecking Heall in Healdsburg”

  1. SEA Says:

    Love how photos 2 & 3 demonstrate that the rug can be switched. Very special indeed.

  2. nomadic Says:

    I don’t know what’s the problem. A Quonset hut was good enough for my dad in Japan before he got shipped on to a foxhole in Korea…

  3. nomadic Says:

    Maybe our resident Doomsday Prepper, Alex, can chime in on this one. I don’t think it’ll score many points because while “off the grid” implies energy independence, the listing indicates that you just have to truck in your fuel:

    Utility Information
    Generator, Propane
    Other Sewer/Septic (See Remarks)
    Water Source: Spring, Storage Tanks

  4. mabeldu Says:

    wow man, it’s so groovy. how can one not partake of this rad opportunity. all that righteousness for less than twice not a lot of money? sweet.

    since it’s been on the market for over a year, i guess they’re not marketing it properly to the emerald triangle crowd. “net zero – off the grid” -living on a propane generator would certainly be a bunus for a farmer.

  5. madhaus Says:

    This is doomsday prepper meets Unhappy Hipsters.

  6. KikiSC Says:

    I’d think this place could be a good launchpad for a grid-free weirdo cult. Not only does California have some success in that arena, we haven’t had one in a while and that cycle should be due to reemerge.

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