Green Homes for Sale - Moriarty, New Mexico Green Home

Moriarty, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

$56,928! OR MAKE A CASH OFFER!! Unfinished tire house, ideal for owner/builder. All the hard work is done - make this YOUR home.

Listing ID: 19148

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
Annual Property Tax $700
Annual Utility Cost $700
Home Area 1,500 sq ft
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 5 acres
Year Built 1996

Property Description

OR MAKE A CASH OFFER!! FINISH this tire house (design similar to an Earthship) TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS AND DESIRES. Located on five acres in rural New Mexico, 35 miles from Albuquerque, this home is approx. 1500 square feet with an open floor plan. Two U's with an arched doorway between, front greenhouse, raised dining room with recycled brick floor and skylight. Kitchen has recycled tile floor, LR/BR area is all "flagstone" flooring with a second skylight, and one free-form decorative can wall. Pellet heat (not working, may only need cleaning, or estimated $200 repairs). Eight windows (4x8') on south side supply plenty of natural light and passive heat in the winter. Heating costs for one year were approx. $100. Walls are tires with stucco/drywall finish. Ceilings are unfinished except for the DR. Propane kitchen stove and local electric. There is no bathroom and no interior plumbing. An above-ground 1600 gallon water tank is plumbed into the house. Our plans included a septic system (~$2500); surface-mounted plumbing; full, but small bathroom (there is a bathroom sink); two on-demand water heaters, one in kitchen and one in bathroom. A third "U" has tire walls already up, waiting completion. This would add ~700 sf of living space (or make a great garden area). Walls are also in place for a covered carport. There are two out-buildings - two smaller tire sheds, one intended as a shop, and one for storage. Enjoy clear cool nights and starry skies in the clear mountain air. This was the home of our dreams when we started it, nearly 15 years ago. We are simply unable, physically, to finish it now and want to give someone else a chance to enjoy it. Finished house limited only by your imagination! Yes, it is unfinished - yes, it is completely liveable, but certainly nothing fancy. Let your creative juices flow!!

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Recycled tires and aluminum cans used in construction. Passive solar heat through south facing windows.

Neighborhood Description

Rural, high desert. Few neighbors.

Market Area

Seven miles from Moriarty (1400 population) and 35 miles from Abq.

School District




Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

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

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Other
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Other
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Other
Roof Material Flat
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

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