Green Homes for Sale - Ruidoso, New Mexico Green Home

Ruidoso, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

This gorgeous 7 acre property, near Ruidoso, New Mexico has a 2700 SF Earthship home, a 1050 SF Straw Bale guesthouse, a 768 SF shop/studio and 576 SF finished garage. A very private setting with stunning panoramic views.

Listing ID: 17609

  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Straw bale
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Annual Property Tax $1,251
Annual Utility Cost $1,300
Home Area 2,700 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 7 acres
Year Built 1998

Property Description

Private Santa Fe Style Estate.
This gorgeous 7-acre property, close to Ruidoso, New Mexico has a 2700 SF Earthship home, a 1050 SF Straw Bale guesthouse, a 768 SF shop/studio and 576 SF finished garage. Flagstone walkways and steps interconnect the structures with a large covered split-level flagstone patio. The panoramic views and sunsets are stunning!

The energy efficient main home features a stucco exterior, vigas, arched doors, latillas, Saltillo tiled floors, custom tile, stained glass and wood accents. One enters the home through antique Spanish doors and is greeted by an indoor fountain and a large indoor planter with flowers that bloom year round. It has a large modern kitchen with walk-in pantry and breakfast bar. Passive solar heating and solar electric provide most of the heating and electric. The fully automated PV system utilizes four 20-year life maintenance free sealed telecommunication batteries. A Trace inverter and Heliotrope charge controller provide approximately 7000 watts of electricity per day. Utility grid power and an Onan generator can augment the solar electric if needed. A Jotul woodstove and an 80,000 Btu forced air natural gas furnace augment the passive solar heating. The interior temperature never falls below 65 degrees, unheated.

The Straw Bale guesthouse features a stucco exterior with post and beam interior, long covered porch, custom oak cabinets, a full bath, and deep-set windows. Would make an excellent office retreat when not entertaining guests.

The shop/studio has wooden decks and walkways on three sides with built in workbenches and a half bath. A portion has been used as a recording studio and would also make a very nice office or spare bedroom. Has above ceiling storage via a pull down ladder.

The 570 SF detached garage is fully finished and insulated. Has ample above ceiling storage via a pull down ladder.

There is also a separate building site with electric and water.

A perfect property for a writer, musician, or horseperson. Or just to enjoy privacy, clean air and magnificent views. This is a truly unique and spectacular property with too many features to detail.

Please contact me for more information.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Ultra Energy Efficient.
Natural Materials.
Active and Passive Solar.
Straw Bale Guest House.

Neighborhood Description

Rural canyon setting one mile from main highway. Close to National Forest.
South and West Exposure.
6900 feet elevation.

Market Area

Fifteen minutes from Ruidoso, NM a top rated tourist and retirement area. Golf, skiing, casinos, quarter horse racing, hiking, horseback riding are just some of the amenities available.

School District



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 No

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Gas
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Earth Ship
Straw bale
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Plaster - Other
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 576 sqft