Crestone, Colorado

This is a one and a half story straw bale house with three bedrooms, two baths, laundry room, and large, open kitchen/living room area. We used earthen plasters for both the exterior and the interior. It has an adobe floor downstairs.
Energy Efficient HomeStraw bale
$290,000Asking Price (USD)
$1,900Annual Property Tax
$2,100Annual Utility Cost
1,800Square Feet
3 / 2Beds / Baths
1.5 acresLot Size
2003Year Built
Green HomeProperty Type

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

We used all natural materials in construction. The straw bale walls give us an estimated R Value of 35, while the insulation in the attic is rated as R40. We have both passive and active solar systems for our heating needs. We have radiant in floor heat in our adobe floors.

Property Description

A one and a half story straw bale built with post and beam construction. We used all natural materials in construction including earthen plasters and recycled wood for the cabinetry. It sits on one and a half acres of wooded property with spectacular mountain views.

Neighborhood Description

We live in a piñon/juniper forest at the base of 14000 foot peaks in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of southern Colorado. The Baca Grande development is sparsely populated; there are only four houses on our block. All utilities are underground. Most of the views from the house are of trees and mountains.

Market Area

The town of Crestone is an old mining town. It is very rural, but has two grocery stores, three restaurants, a credit union, a post office, and several small shops.

School District

The school district is Moffat RE2. There are two public schools. The Crestone Charter School is an experiential learning school, while the Moffat schools are more of the traditional type.


We live in the Crestone/Baca community. This is the town of Crestone and the Baca Grande development just south of town. It's a very diverse community with a lot of retirees as well as young families. There are several spiritual retreat centers here, many of them Buddhist, but also Hindu and Catholic. There is also a strong alternative healing community here.

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Air Quality

Agriculture in Areano
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Pesticide Freeyes
Fragrance Freeyes
Cleaned with Green Productsyes

Interior Environment

Heating System
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Cooling System
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System
Whole House Filtration
Whole House Vacuumno

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Construction Information

Construction Type
Straw bale
Exterior Finish
Plaster - Earth
Interior Finish
Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint
Floor Material
Roof Material
Window Material
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carportyes
Garage Typecarport_detached
Number of Cars2

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Listing ID : 19660