Green Homes for Sale - Columbus, New Mexico Green Home

Columbus, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

20 acres high chaparral, under Tres Hermanas Mountains 1/2 fenced in for horses. Small home of frame and stucco, thermal pane, well; septic, partial solar electric- room for addition.

Listing ID: 19012

  • Green Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Small Home
Annual Property Tax $368
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 480 sq ft
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 20 acres
Year Built 2003

Property Description

Tres Hermanas Ranch - 20 acres of high chaparral 7 miles north of border;lovely view of the Floridas to the northeast. 4 miles north of Columbus New Mexico; 30 miles south of Deming and I-10. 24 by 20 foot, interior with 11 foot ceilings , house: frame with stucco exterior, thermal pane windows; 3 foot extension on south side to provide shade for window wall in summer; 12 by 30 foot ceramic tiled patio in partially walled in back yard; privacy fence on north side of yard; wooden deck on north side of house 12 by 24 feet. 10 acres fenced into 2 pastures. 400 foot well; well house (gas generator) and 900 gallon storage tank 200 feet south of house. Solar house 50 feet south of house with 7 foot pole and tracking array. 8 panels (600 watts) and tracking device have been mounted on the array- there is room for 8 more panels on array. 300 gallon propane tank not hooked up yet. Waterlines and drains are in; sink and cabinets in kitchen/dining room (ceramic tile floor); commode sink, tub and toilet in bathroom, (ceramic tile floor). Bedroom and closet have pergowood floorTwo 5 mil electric lines underground from solar house to house and breaker box in wall. Internal electric curcuits are done. Easy possibility for a 2 story addition in partially walled yard east side of house- 30x30 foot, using wall for south and part of east walls and patio step as footer for west wall. 10 acres+- fenced in for horses. Another 20 acre parcel west of this 20 possibly available for sale - butts up on BLM fence below the Tres Hermanas Mountains.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Off grid living. Solar power with plenty of sun. Very good well water

Neighborhood Description

To the south is an airplane B&B and art gallery. To the north is the successor to the Ann Wigmore Center. They are completely off grid and raise all organic food for themselves and for clients when they have 1-3 week sessions. You must see to believe what they have accomplished in a short time. The border town of Palomas is 7 miles south. You can park and walk in or drive in (either way you need a passport to get back in now) The Pink Store has artwork from all over Mexico for very reasonable prices, and a great restaurant. Pharmacies and dentists are less than half the price in US.
Columbus 4 miles north of border is where Pancho Villa raided the US in 1912. It's a small town but has a wonderful volunteer library with books, videos and computers. There is a grocery store/pizza parlor/ dance hall, and several historic sites. An RV park ; a church; a very decent clinic.

Market Area

Deming is 30 miles north on Highway 11. There is a Library,Hospital, churches, good restaurants- especially for Mexican food. Peppers Grocery store on the south edge of town is very good. Walmart, Kmart,stores for most everything you need- there's no movie house tho.

School District

A school in Columbus and many in Deming.



Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

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 Off the Grid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Laminated
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No