Green Homes for Sale - Sandia Park, New Mexico Green Home

Sandia Park, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

Self-sustainable one-of-a kind custom home based on the Earthship design by Michael Reynolds. (Email links are intermittent, use jperreaultabq@gmail.com)


Listing ID: 20527


  • Accessible Home
  • Earthship Homes
  • Sustainable Home
  • Rammed Earth
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Asking Price (USD) $385,000
Annual Property Tax $1,641
Annual Utility Cost $300
Home Area 2,200 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 7.8 acres
Year Built 2006

Property Description

Since we posted our home on this site, we have had over 7,500 views. We’ve entertained numerous phone calls and a couple of people have come to view the home despite the COVID restrictions of the local area…. So, I’ve been thinking what is it that attracts views but not actual contact by those viewing the listing? Is it a lack of confidence in having the technical skills to maintain an off-grid property, or perhaps it seems as though it would be too much day to day work ? Both are important considerations when looking at an off-grid lifestyle… To address the technical and workload aspects, I’ve created a series of users guides for technical maintenance of the solar and water systems. These guides include pictures with captions and step by step instructions on “how to”. Does the thought of water harvesting water in lieu of a well make you pause? There are many people in the surrounding area who either haul their water from local companies or have water delivered to augment their water supply. With this in mind, a major consideration is either do-it-yourself, or hire a specialist. New Mexico has numerous off-grid communities stretching from Taos to Silver City and all parts between. This provides for many niche companies that are there to service any need you may find… The house is a self-sustainable and handicap accessible one-of-a kind custom home based on the Earthship design by Michael Reynolds. This property is ready for the next generation that wants to live a clean life unencumbered by the stresses of city life and high taxes. Take advantage of over 20 years of building a homestead with all the associated tools and equipment that would take years and thousands of dollars to create. Ideal for work-at-home internet business or start a homesteading business raising chickens, pigs or goats. Experiment in creating a hydroponic or aquaponic garden system and sell fresh vegetables or fish at the local farmers market... 7.8 fenced acres with solar powered gate and remote controls for property security... Home features include; One thousand square foot (1000Sq/ft) great room with large wood burning fireplace and in ground 900 gallon water tank and waterfall feature… Custom kitchen with upgraded Hickory Cabinets and granite counter tops, 36” professional grade six burner Premier range, designed for off-grid and 21 Cu Ft propane refrigerator/freezer… Study/den area with Vermont Castings energy efficient catalytic wood stove with glass sliding doors to courtyard… Master bath has double slipper cast iron bathtub, wheelchair accessible shower with multiple shower heads and controls… Bosch on-demand hot water heater. 1000 gallon propane tank (owned); Power utility shed with Midnight Solar charge controller, 8 battery storage (3700 amp hours) and AIMS power inverter. 100 amp battery charger for battery maintenance. 12 panel solar rack (Soltec 80 watt panels) and backup generator. Water harvesting system that filters and stores water for household use. 3,100 gallon collection and storage system was designed based on US Geological Service data to ensure collection system is appropriately sized for self-sustainability… Detached 884 sq. ft, 2 car fully insulated garage/workshop with built in workbench and storage loft. 300 sq. ft heated Crafts/Workspace or living room/bedroom. Kitchenette with 15 cu ft refrigerator/freezer, 2 burner cooktop, sink and 3/4 bath. Water harvested into 1200 gallon storage tank. Three rack solar panel, 4 battery storage (280 amp hours) and backup generator. 250 gallon propane tank (owned). Bosch on-demand hot water heater and propane space heater… Support Equipment and vehicles that are included with the property are not calculated in home/property value. Equipment includes… 1/2 HP water pump with associated hoses. Spare power inverters in case of lightening strikes. Stihl 028 chain saw, pickaroon tools, ax, maul, sledge hammers. Portable 250 gallon water tanks for emergency water hauling. Extension ladders and assorted equipment for maintenance and upkeep… Vehicles include; Kubota B7100 diesel farm tractor; Gannon 3 way box blade, bucket attachment with additional snow plow attachment and DR Equipment’s, 3 point dual action wood splitter (works off tractor PTO)… 6’ utility trailer for wood retrieval/hauling on property… Polaris Razor side by side utility vehicle… 16 X 16 Equipment shed for additional storage… 5 cord wood crib.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Over 1200 tires compacted with 3,500 tons of adobe dirt. Interior walls covered with adobe mud and plaster. Exterior walls covered with 1” foam board insulation and 3 coat stucco. South facing wall is 2X6 frame construction with Icynene insulation and double pane safety glass. Post & Beam with clearstory design in master bedroom suite provides excellent cooling air flow in summer and solar gain in winter. Vertical double pane insulated glazing in the south wall in lieu of slanted glazing provides a more comfortable solar gain that is easily controlled during intense winter sun. House design has 5 separate roofs. 3 have lifetime warrantied BAC membrane roofing systems, 2 roofs have fire rated metal. Icynene spray-in insulation certified as “Healthy House” by EPA. Insulation in low VOC, does not off-gas, is non-flammable and provides tight weather seal against air infiltration. Heating system includes 5 zone radiant in floor heating, a large fireplace in great room and a Vermont Castings, energy efficient catalytic wood stove in the study/master bedroom suite.


Neighborhood Description

Nestled in the San Pedro Mountains; 5 miles off scenic by-way "Turquoise Trail", Ranchos del Monte subdivision is 24 miles to Albuquerque or 35 miles to Santa Fe. Sandia Ski Area and Paako Golf Course minutes away.


Market Area

San Pedro is a rural mountain subdivision, many off-grid homes, 15 miles to shopping, church and services; Super Wal-Mart, Smith’s (Kroger) grocery store, AutoZone, Tractor Supply, churches and restaurants.


School District

Edgewood and Morarity School districts, including newly built Estancia Valley Classical Academy Charter School (K-12). Rural school bus service.


Community

San Pedro is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 184 as of the 2010 census. Nearby Golden was inhabited by Native Americans and Spaniards long before American settlers came to the area. However, it began to boom when gold was discovered in 1825. Years before the California and Colorado gold rushes, the site of Golden became the first gold rush west of the Mississippi River.


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Mountain


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 Fireplace
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
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 Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Earth Ship
Hybrid
Rammed Earth
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Other
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Urethane Foam


Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 884 sqft

Contact Information

John Perreault

PO Box 897
Sandia Park , US 87047 US
Telephone:5053313926