Turn-key, self-sufficiency. Privately situated on 10 acres, this secluded retreat borders the Carson National Forest & El Rito Creek. An engineer-owner-artisan built sustainable home, it offers modern comforts alongside remarkable eco-innovation. At Net Zero, this 2 story passive solar strawbale home has grid-tied solar electric, solar radiant floor heat, wood stoves, rammed earth stairway/thermal mass & earthen floors. Many exquisite recycled & reclaimed materials were used to build the home juxtaposed with artisan diamond plaster finish to create a quiet, esthetically pleasing environment. At the main house,11,000 gallons of rainwater collect in concrete cisterns and supply the entire house with crystal clear clean water, utilizing a sediment filter & UV Light purifier. A 30 GPM private well augments the main house supply, depending on water usage. The well is powered by a working classic Air Motor windmill. At the guesthouse/greenhouse with rainwater catchment, there are 2 beautifully designed gardens, each set up with automatic timed drip irrigation systems. The 2 attached stalls are currently used for dairy goats and laying hens.The guesthouse was built with an eye for balance & beauty. With one bedroom, it features a vast double thick adobe interior wall, Russian wood stove & hydroponic greenhouse that allows for winter gardening. The unique exposed beam structure includes a root cellar & workout room. Seeking peace & privacy? This is a 'Must See'!
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