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EcoNest for Rent

EcoNest for rent in Banks, Oregon


Newly Constructed 3 bed /2 bath single family home in the lovely Banks, Oregon. Built in 2017. ‘Nest on the Hill’ is a two-story ecological home built atop 10 acres with a breathtaking view of mixed conifer woodlands. The home is nestled within a residential neighborhood in the city of Banks, about 25 miles west of Portland. Banks is the southern anchor to the Banks–Vernonia State Trail, which is a 21-mile long trail popular with bicyclists, hikers, and equestrians.

Banks is midway between the Oregon Coast and Portland, making it an ideal location for someone who works in the Portland metro area, but looks to the weekends for an escape to the countryside. David Hill Vineyards, a local winery boasts award-winning wines from the Willamette Valley.

Notable Features

  • Hardwood floors, sustainable timber frame construction, radiant floor heat, masonry heater, earthen floors in bedrooms, granite counter tops, stainless steel & stone sinks, upstairs bathtub, sun room, flagstone deck overlooking forested hillside, home office, natural light, comfortable indoor air temperatures.

Healthy Home Considerations

  • This home is built by and for chemically sensitive individuals. The house is constructed with natural building materials approved by a certified building biologist. Individuals suffering from multiple chemical sensitivities including fragrances, and those with electromagnetic sensitivity would particularly benefit from spending time in an EcoNest. This is a safe living space for those with respiratory conditions including allergies or asthma.


  • Stainless steel refrigerator
  • Electric range oven
  • Energy efficient washer/dryer, and dishwasher
  • Masonry heater and radiant floor heat
  • Whole house, ductless HRV ventilation system
  • Whole house security system

Other Considerations

  • Sorry, no indoor pets allowed.

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