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Taos Earthships

by John Kejr

The Petaca Earthship Compound - $249,900 with 12 acres or $445,000 with 42.58 acres

Those seeking privacy and self sufficiency will find both in this compound being sold with either 12.00 of 42.58 acres of beautiful piņon forest in the community of Carson - about 40 minutes southwest of Taos.  The Travel Channel featured this compound containing the earthship and a large detached studio on their Vacation Home Search show.  The home's secluded location at an end of a road sits adjacent to the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River lands and just a 10 minute walk through the trees to a spectacular rim-top view of the Petaca and Rio Grande Gorge.

This plat shows the layout of the property (east is up),  details of the compound area show in the circle inset.  The 42.58 acre parcel is outlined in red.  The seller offers the home with 12 acres with the thin red line marking a suggested lot split. 

Video of this home

The above video gives a complete view of the compound.

The Main Home

The main house consists of a traditional earthship and a bathroom addition on the rear.  In this view, the bathroom is under the peaked roof at the rear.  The living room is to the left of the front door.  The dining area sits behind the windows to the right of the door with the bedroom behind it.  The kitchen is under the sloped glass.  A flagstone walkway leds to the front door and a sunken garden area.  To the left, the wall surrounds a built in bench surrounding a perfect spot for a fire pit.  Solar panels sit on the racks shown behind the home.

The front door leads into this living room.  Adobe plastered walls give the room a warm earthy feel and also absorb and re-radiate heat from the wood burning stove to supplement the home's heat.

Looking the other way, this picture shows the dining area with the kitchen behind.  Like most earthships, this home's very open floor plan aids in keeping the home a uniform temperature throughout.

The bedroom area sits adjacent from the dining area.  A window brings in light from the back of the property. The electric systems panel in the corner allows convenient monitoring of power capacity with whimsically colored conduits providing a loft-like ambiance.

Beautiful cabinetry and tiled counter cops make the kitchen very cook-friendly.  Planters with lush greenery sit under the sloped glass.  To the left, is a doorway leading to a mechanical room complete with a generator for backup power.

A new addition behind the living room provides a new an modern bathroom, a closet, washer and drier hookups, and a back door.

Light from several windows fills the large bathroom with light.  In addition to the toilet and vanity area shown here, this bathroom also features a large bath tub.

The Studio

The separate studio building is almost as large as the house itself.  Here you see the garage and studio area and a separate building that used to house a generator.

Presently the generator house is just a single room with a bed set up in it.  Windows in the screened in porch area bring in light.

The large room  makes a perfect spot for all sorts of creative activities including a wood working shop or artist's work space.

This garage occupies the west half of the studio building.  Its large size provides space for a vehicle as well as ample storage.

The Gorge

The forested nature of the property conceals its ideal location near the junction of the Aguaje de la Petaca and the Rio Grande.  The property borders the nature preserve surrounding the Rio Grande and Petaca Gorges.  The above topographical map shows how close it really is.

A ten-minute walk from the house takes you to this spectacular overlook of the Petaca Gorge with its junction of the Rio Grande below.  Imagine sunrises from this spot, or perhaps pitching a tent and enjoying the stars and solitude.  Since the heavily used portions of this park are faraway, you can pretty much count upon having it to yourself to enjoy whenever you like with probably never seeing another person.

For an equally impressive view, look up the Petaca Gorge.  Though pictures cannot do this site justice.

Contact John Regarding this home.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main: (575) 758-3606
MLS #
86068
Status
Active
Type
Earth Ship
Address
1008 Healer's Way
Unit #
 
City
Carson
State
NM
Zip
87517
Area
CARSON (10A)
Class
RESIDENTIAL
Asking Price
$445,000
 
John Kejr
 
Dreamcatcher Real Estate
 
Main: (575) 758-3606
 
Cell: (575) 779-1209
 
515 Gusdorf Road
 
Taos NM 87571
 
 
 
# of Bedrooms
1
# of Full Baths
1
# of Partial Baths
0
Garage Capacity
1
GARAGE TYPE
Garage Detached
LAND COVER
Pinon/Juniper
RESTRICTIONS
Yes
SURFACE WATER
None
MANUFACTU
No
Number of Acres
42.58
Price Per Acre
 
Zoning
County Rural Ag
Approx. Year Built
1992
Subdivision
None
Elementary School
Taos
Elementary
Middle School/High School
Taos
Approx. Square Feet
1161
 
 
STYLE
Solar
STORIES
One Story
ROOF TYPE
Pitched
ROOF MATERIAL
Pro Panel
CONSTRUCTION
Pumice, Alternative
SUBFLOOR
Slab
CEILING
Plaster, Tongue &
Groove
WINDOWS
Thermopane, Wood
Frames
PORCH/PATIO
Patio, Portal
FLOORS
Cement
FIREPLACE
Wood Stove, Living
Room
ELECTRIC
Nearby, Off the Grid
SEWER
Septic
GAS
Propane
HEATING
Solar Passive, Wood
Stove
WATER
Well
APPLIANCES
Washer, Gas Oven, Gas
Range, Refrigerator
LOT
DESCRIPTIO
NS
Borders Nat. Forest
Tax Amount
-
Insurance
 
Owner Financing Y/N
 
Fee Description
 
Fees $
 
Rental Amounts
 
Financing Terms
 
Directions
Hwy 567 to Carson PO, south 3 miles, turn left on
Petaca 0.6 miles, turn rt on Raven's Dance 0.5
miles, left on Healer's Way to the end.
Public Remarks
Self-sufficient earthship livingon pinon-covered land bordering wild and scenic river land. Complete
online tour with video at http://TaosEarthships.com/86068 End of road location means complete
privacy. 2000 foot walk east from home leads to spectacular overlook of Rio Grande Gorge. Large
separate building houses garage and studio space. Solar powered well and electricty. Worth 40
minute drive from Taos. Same property with less land at MLS# 82328.
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John Kejr, Associate Broker, Licensed in the State of NM

Dreamcatcher Real Estate, Inc.

515 Gusdorf Rd, Suite 2

Taos, NM  87571

(575)758-3606