San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — Green Home For Sale

"It's more than an Artist's retreat, it is a piece of art itself." This idyllic country property is located on 2 acres only 10 miles outside of San Miguel de Allende & offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of today's urban lifestyle.


Listing ID: 19604


  • Sustainable Home
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Annual Property Tax $84
Annual Utility Cost $2,400
Home Area 2,216 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 2 acres
Year Built 2003

Property Description

Known as "Casa los Carrizos" this is the perfect country property. Close to town yet in an idyllic location. Full of natural light, this single level home features two bedrooms and one bath in the main house along with an open living and dining space and kitchen. It also has an independent casita / studio with its own bathroom that is ideal for guests or as an income property. From the property one can enjoy panoramic views, amazing sunsets and most of all the privacy that only a country proper can offer. Moreover, this property is totally off the grid, utilizing both solar and propane.



Property Features:

- Solar power
- Rain water catchment and cistern
- 2 bedroom 1 bath main house plus Casita with one bedroom and one bath
- Main casa was designed and built in organic-Gaudi style by Flying Concrete in 2003
- High arched ceilings
- Beautiful space and light
- Established patio gardens
- On thermal plane near Taboada, Xoté and La Gruta Hot Springs
- Elevation 6000 feet with views of Picacho Mountains and valley
- Fully furnished rooms



Upgrades & Additions done by current owner since 2006

- Built Casita with kitchen, fireplace and bathroom
- Enclosed front patio
- Installed handcrafted wrought iron front gate
- Added spiral staircase to roof
- Put in new wood burning stove
- Added 2 new space heaters
- Doubled solar capacity for the property
- Planted 2 dozen trees
- Fenced back half of property
- Painted exterior of main house and Casita
- Built two-car carport


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Casa los Carrizos is completely self sustaining. (See Property Description for details)


Neighborhood Description

Neighborhood consists mainly of expats whose homes, like Casa los Carrizos, are self-sustaining. Permaculture neighborhood. Neighboring homes are all very well maintained. The area is expat friendly yet offers the privacy of the country.


Market Area

Is an inviting Mexican country home just outside San Miguel de Allende, a UNESCO World Heritage site and favorite of locals and ex-pats.


School District

There's an excellent Waldorf school within two miles of the property.


Community

In San Miguel the Expat community is open and friendly though it does not dominate the local Mexican culture or community.


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free No
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Wood Stove
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Other
Window Material Metal Single Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Carport Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 0 sqft