Green Homes for Sale - Carson, New Mexico Green Home

Carson, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

Beautiful, Hand Built, Straw Bale/Adobe Hybrid, Off Grid, Passive Solar Home for sale on 10 to 35 acres.

Listing ID: 18511

  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Adobe
  • Straw bale
  • Off the Grid
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Annual Property Tax $365
Annual Utility Cost $400
Home Area 1,600 sq ft
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 10 acres
Year Built 2000

Property Description

Beautiful hand built Straw Bale/Adobe hybrid on 10+ acres "in the trees" in Carson New Mexico. 1600 sq.ft. home has open floor plan with interior adobe privacy walls. This home has solar electric and the grid crosses the property. There is a well, adobe shed, 6000 gallon roof water catchment system, Propanel roofs, aluminum clad exterior windows, dishwasher, and washing machine hookup. Interior walls are clay plaster, exterior walls are stucco plaster, floors are multi color brick, italian tile, and poured adobe. Ceilings are tongue and groove aspen. The bathroom has beautiful mosaic tile work. Environmentally very clean. More acreage is available, up to 35 acres. Located on old growth Pinon and Juniper forest.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

All natural walls are straw bale with huge buttressed adobe posts. Beams are Glulams which save on old growth forest. Off Grid electric powered by Solar Panels uses no fossil fuels for heating, cooling, and general electrical needs. Tromb Walls collect heat by day and radiate warmth in the evening throughout the winter. Super insulated! Ceiling is R60, walls are R50, and the foundation is R60. The House is wired so that you can switch off all AC current in walls near living and sleeping areas, thus no harmful electro magnetic radiation in your sleep. The house is wired with AC an DC outlets throughout. No off-gassing tar paper used in the walls. Well is also solar powered. 6000 gallons of roof water catchment cuts way down on amount of well water needed. Excellent Passive Solar design combined with super insulation and interior mass floors and walls requires very little heating in Winter and stays nice and cool in the Summer.

Neighborhood Description

Carson, New Mexico is a very unique and precious community located 40 minutes from Taos, New Mexico. The section of Carson where this home is located is old growth Pinon and Juniper forest. some trees are over a thousand years old! Arrow heads and pottery shards are found on the property giving a sense of timeless beauty and serenity to your walks. There is a great store down the road where you can get virtually anything you need including deli sandwiches and home made Pizza. Ojo Caliente is 20 minutes away where you can go to the European style outdoor spa and soak for hours. Espanola is also 40 minutes away and Carson is about half an hour closer to Santa Fe and Albuquerque than Taos.

Market Area

The three primary larger markets near to Carson are Taos, Epanola and Ojo Caliente. A little further south is Santa Fe and further south again is Albuquerque. Taos is 40 minutes away and is famous for it's Art galleries, Restaurants and and Ski Area. Taos is primarily a destination for travelers and so there is usually lots of great things to do. Espanola is a bigger shopping market than Taos with a Lowes, Super Walmart etc. Ojo Caliente is very small and the grocery store in Carson has better shopping then the two grocery stores there, but Ojo Caliente has the Hot Springs. Probably one the nicest outdoor spas in the country, you have to go there to understand how nice it is.

School District

Ojo Caliente


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
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
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Adobe
Straw bale
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No