Bayfield, Colorado

Beautiful, all-natural, custom-built timberframe/strawbale home for sale near Durango, CO.

Energy Efficient Home Green Home Healthy Home Natural Home Straw bale
$394,000 Asking Price (USD)
$1,200 Annual Property Tax
$1,000 Annual Utility Cost
1,500 Square Feet
3 / 2 Beds / Baths
10890 sq ft Lot Size
2004 Year Built
Single Family Property Type

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Hand-built timberframe structure built with local, sustainably harvested timbers. Strawbale and straw clay walls. Natural plaster on interior and exterior walls. Saltillo tile floors on main floor and organic wool carpet with natural carpet pad upstairs. Solar hot water in-floor heat. Energy efficient wood stove. South facing passive solar design.

Property Description

Beautiful custom built timberframe/strawbale home, rural community near Durango, Colorado. 1500 square foot, 3 bedroom/2 bath home features all natural interior and exterior materials, xeriscaped landscaping, solar hot water, wood stove, and large protected front porch.

Neighborhood Description

Values for environmental, social and food sustainability are shared by many in the community; common land currently supports several private ventures in animal and vegetable food production, and community members have the opportunity to share meals, resources, work and celebrations. Special shared amenities include 300 acres of ponderosa, piny

Market Area

Located in La Plata County (population 51,334) one mile north of Bayfield (population 2300, elevation 6900 ft) in the Pine River Valley. Durango, the La Plata County seat, is located 18 miles to the west. Durango, home of Fort Lewis College is a popular adventure vacation destination as well as a progressive and culturally rich small city. Fifteen miles to the north is Vallecito Reservoir and the Weminuche Wilderness. The red rock canyons of Utah are close enough for a day trip.

School District

Bayfield school system has long been recognized as one of Colorado's finest and was awarded "Colorado School Board of the year" in 2007. Bayfield High School has a 92% graduation rate.


Bayfield is also home to the Pine River Library, awarded "Best Small Library in America" in 2014 by the Library Journal.

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Solar - Passive
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Plaster - Earth
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Other
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Carport Detached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 0 sqft

Contact Information

Anne Bartlett

800 Heartwood Lane #10
Bayfield , CO 81122 US

Listing ID: 19682