A home need not be huge to be spectacular. This off-grid
pumicecrete gem truly proves that. While it has 1200 square foot
area, it takes advantage of the spacious uninterrupted panoramic
views surrounding it. Located about 30 minutes away from Taos,
it is easily accessible year-round via well-maintained roads.
While barely one year old, it has all of the benefits of a new
home without the hassle of building one.
The following video will take you on a walkthrough tour
of the property:
The home sits within the Cielito Lindo Subdivision - a
sustainable off grid community between Taos and Tres Piedras
just off of U.S. Highway 64. With a minimum lot size of about 20
acres, the neighbors are just close enough to provide security,
and the amenities of a neighborhood. But far enough away to
keep plenty of privacy and lots of space between the homes.
The neighborhood amenities include road maintenance, a community
well, and high speed Internet access.
Open skies and distant mountains in all directions really
give this area
big sky sky feel. This home is situated to take
advantage of the wonderful views. In
the day that you can
and many other of New Mexico's
highest mountains from it. At night the lights of the town of Arroyo Seco, about 20 miles away, shimmer across the
valley. Sunsets and sunrises surpass all
The exterior walls are made of sixteen-inch-thick pumicecrete,
a highly energy efficient, and durable material made of concrete
and pumice. In addition to being a wonderful insulator, it also
is very aesthetically pleasing. Its form resembles the
traditional New Mexico Adobe style. The exteriors covered with
sunset-colored stucco, and interior walls with plaster.
After entering in through the beautiful and impressive wooden
door, you come to an entryway. The door to the left leads
to the bathroom, the one to the right to the bedroom, and the
great room lies straight ahead. Immediately the elegant
interior finishes become apparent including the polished stained
concrete floor, 10 inch viga ceilings, and a decorative nicho.
The spacious light-filled great room occupies the entire rear
of the house. A continuous row of picture windows on the
south wall allows the scenic high desert landscape and its
ever-changing light inside as well as providing passive solar
heat when sun comes in, warms the floor, which then heats the
home. Thermal blinds lower at night to keep the warmth in.
The southwest corner of the great room functions as the home's
living room. A corner wood stove gives heat and
The kitchen sits on the opposite corner of the great room.
Here a modern wood-burning cook stove allows a homeowner to cook
but never even have to buy propane (the home is set up to be
plumbed with propane, should you prefer to cook with gas).
An energy efficient refrigerator and freezer sits in the far
corner. Between the stove and refrigerator lie the
beautiful cabinets, sink, countertops, and stone backsplash.
Adjacent to the kitchen, the dining area sits next to the
sliding glass door leading outside. The door's location
between the kitchen and dining area allows food to be easily
brought outside for much of the year for dining al fresco.
This view looking back towards through front door shows the view
that greets you whenever you step outside.
The corner bedroom also enjoys abundant light. Two
spacious closets sit behind mirrored doors.
The bedroom also contains plenty of space for a dresser and
other furniture. Light from the windows means never having
to turn on the lights during daylight hours.
This square of four windows through the massive pumicecrete walls
frame the picture of ever-changing light on the sagebrush,
mountains, and skies of Northern New Mexico.
The spacious bathroom contains many beautiful touches including
this claw-foot tub decorative washbasin.
This view of the other side of the bathroom really shows how
large and open it is.
A door from the bathroom leads to the home's
mechanical area. On the right, an ultraviolet water
treatment system sterilizes water from the cistern. The green
tank is an 80 gallon storage for the hot water system and uses
glycol coils to keep it hot after it circulates down from the
large collector panel on the roof. A door
from this room leads outside to the electrical/storage shed.
The electrical shed sits right next to the home.
Inside, it houses the home's electrical inverter
and batteries. It also functions as a large storage area.
contact me with any questions, to arrange a visit, or otherwise
pursue this home.
50 Coyote Moon
WEST GORGE BRDG (53B)
Dreamcatcher Real Estate
Main: (575) 758-3606
toll: (888) 826-7468
515 Gusdorf Road
Taos NM 87571
# of Bedrooms
# of Full Baths
# of Partial Baths
Number of Acres
Price Per Acre
Approx. Year Built
Middle School/High School
Approx. Square Feet
Pueblo Style, Solar
Vigas, Tongue &
Off the Grid
Solar Passive, Wood
Smoke Detector(s), All
Window Cov, Handicap
View, Gentle Slope
Current Tax Amount
Owner Financing Y/N
Highway 64 West, go 8.6 miles past the Gorge
Bridge (at MM 234), left on Two Hawks Trail, go
1.9 miles, turn right on Coyote Moon, first house
ONE year old Pumicecrete construction -16 inch walls TRUE
SUSTAINABILITY OF THE HIGHEST
QUALITY million dollar mountain views/city lights at night/surreal
sunrises and sunsets that inspired
the color of the house -gourmet wood cook stove with full size oven
and wind cap for total temp and
airflow control -spacious suite style bath with custom vanity and
sink/corner environmental toilet
/clawfoot slipper tub, 10 inch vigas with tongue and groove and much
more. Furnishings negotiable
or 1(888)826-7468 toll-free and direct
John Kejr, Associate Broker,
Licensed in the State of NM