Off-grid: Twin Cities homes run on Earth’s crust + solar power

ST. MICHAEL, MN – The “Safe Haven Paradise” estate is unlike any other you’ll find in the state. Located approximately 35 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, this lakefront home is completely off-grid and has zero energy costs.

This is because it runs on solar panels and geothermal heat. Geothermal heat is a renewable energy source that is produced by “the slow decay of radioactive particles in the Earth’s core,” notes the US Energy Information Administration.

“Wells a kilometer or more deep can be drilled into underground reservoirs to draw off steam and very hot water which can be brought to the surface for use in a variety of applications, including electricity generation, direct use, heating and cooling,” says the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

In addition to its impressive power sources, this resort-style property encompasses five acres and boasts 325 feet of lake shore. The house has a custom steam sauna and hot tub.

There is also enough garage space for eight cars.

Check out more photos, along with the official listing description, below:

  • Address: 7299 20th Street NE, Saint Michael, MN
  • Price: $2,950,000
  • Square feet: 5664
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Ad Description: Welcome to Safe Haven Paradise. 24x7x365 OFF GRID living lake house on 5 gorgeous acres with 325 feet of beautiful lake shore and 100 foot beach. Expected construction cost over $4 million. Enjoy this property from anywhere in the world 50 minutes drive from MSP. 5 years new in perfect condition. Pamper yourself at this amazing resort-style home and enjoy a spa-like experience with a custom steam sauna and hot tub. Facing south and the sunsets over the beach are spectacular. Ride your RV on the 5 acres and lake toys on this 300 acre metro area lake. Fishing and hunting can be practiced on and off the property + excellent restaurants nearby. The highest quality materials were used to construct this one of a kind home. No other home combines solar and geothermal power to deliver zero off-grid energy cost. Park all your cars and toys in the 8 garages and your lake toys in the brand new 20×10 beach house. You’ll never want to leave home again. It’s the best of both worlds – your lakeside vacation home and your main residence in one place.

Listed By: Zachary Dooher, Realty Group Inc.

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