Earth Home in Kensington, Ks For Sale

  • $93,000
  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2,225 sqft

Looking for privacy, awesome views for all four seasons & 1 of a kind? This earth home has it all with its unique qualities as well as the energy efficiency it brings. Located on a secluded 5 +/- acres just inside the west city limits of Kensington, Kansas. This rare property will offer you a true taste of country living with all the city utility services. This Unique Offering Is In A Class By Itself – There’s Nothing Else Like It!  Call today to schedule a viewing!

Property Features

  • The 5.5 acre property features the earth house, multiple outbuildings, and farmland.

  • The earth home is bermed (dirt) on the North, East and West side for wind and storms. The earth insulates the house from the sides and above.

  • The structure of the home was built with 10 to 12 inches of prestressed concrete making it resistant to fire, termites, rodents, rot, wind, hail and tornadoes. Many insurance companies offer reduced rates because of these factors.

  • The prestressed concrete is capped off with a layer of bentonite clay and heavy thermal insulation sheeting. Then the dirt is placed on the roof and side retaining walls. The dirt layer on the roof is approximately 2.5 feet.

  • Very energy efficient, the secret of earth homes lies in the constancy of the earth’s temperature. Below the frost line (usually 24 to 60 inches below the surface), the soil maintains a fairly constant 50 degrees. The home is also protected from heat-robbing winter winds and the scorching summer sun helping it stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter so you rarely will have to use the heating and cooling system. The property does have radiant baseboard heat, wood stove and a window air unit if needed. The concrete floor helps retain passive solar heat coming in through the south-facing windows. The sod’s constant temperature, transferred to the home, also means that you never have to worry about water lines freezing.

  • Earth homes can outlast conventional homes. With few exposed surfaces, they require very little maintenance. There’s no scraping and painting of siding or periodic re-roofing. You won’t be cleaning gutters each spring either.

  • Detached all-steel Chief building is 48×30, built in 1981. Concrete floor, 15×12 overhead electric garage door, insulated, heated/window air. A partitioned shop room (11×20) with overhead storage.

  • Other property features are the 2.2 acres of farmland across the road west of the property. A one-acre tract west of the house that is currently planted to alfalfa. A 20×10 building, barn, grain bins, multiple small outbuildings, and a cedar windbreak south of the house.

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Price:
$93,000
Address:
210 Cedar
Kensington, Kansas 66951
Square Feet:
2,225
Lot Size:
5 +/- Acres
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Terms:
For Sale
Property Type:
Home
Year Built:
1981
Basement:
Slab
Const. Type:
Concrete

Call 785-282-4024 for more details

Property Location