Green Homes for Sale - Tijeras, New Mexico Green Home

Tijeras, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

Price Reduction!!! Off the Grid 30 minutes from Albuquerque: Beautiful artistic 2 story home in secluded area on 10 fenced acres + 5 add. acres possible, unobstructable views, energy efficient, passive solar design, smart energy use. 2 car garage.

Listing ID: 19539

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Off the Grid
Annual Property Tax $2,335
Annual Utility Cost $1,200
Home Area 2,644 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Total Property Area 10 acres
Year Built 1998

Property Description

Beautiful artistic two story home nestled in secluded area on 10 fenced acres + 5 additional acres, unobstructed breathtaking views, 2 car garage 24’ x 24’ with concrete pad in front of it, storage shed 8x12, geodesic dome insulated greenhouse. Electrical independence and smart energy use with an off the grid, low maintenance solar electric system gives you self-sufficient life style in comfort! Back up generator. Rainwater collection and private well.
As you enter the front door, a warm spacious open kitchen/dining/living area greets you with large windows providing breathtaking views of the valley and the New Mexico sky. Behind custom made full wood doors, you find 2 bedrooms, a pantry, utility room, 1/2 bathroom, and oval room that can serve as an additional bedroom or study. The master bedroom has views to the East, private porch and artistically hand-tiled en suit. Up the stairs is a second large bedroom with balcony and en suit. Connected is a second large living area with private access through outside stairs, perfect for guests or in-laws. Crowning the house is a 'tower' with windows in all four directions providing an ideal retreat.
The detached 2 car garage has the roof lengthened on one side to keep all the winter wood dry. The insulated geodesic dome greenhouse 15’ø extends the harvesting season into November.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

- Bamboo and cork floors, sealed with Bioshield Hard Oils
- No chemicals or pesticides
- Solar hot water in the radiant floor heat system and for
domestic water
- 2 catalytic wood burning stoves
- Electricity from PV panels
- Water catchment in 2 cisterns
- Private well set up with 2 storage tanks
- LP water heater, refrigerator and stove.

Neighborhood Description

This beautiful home sits on a high plateau with open views to the East. Several neighbors are in walking distance, yet only one house is within the line of sight. A general store is 3 miles away. The home is easily accessed year round by well-maintained county roads. The lot the house is built on doesn't have many trees, making it easy to protect from wild fires. The second lot is heavily wooded with pinon pine and cedar. Lot 1 and 2 are fenced in together with a separate dog run next to the hou

Market Area

This home is about 25 miles from Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Airport can be reached in under 1 hour. It is about 35 miles from the ski area at Sandia Crest, and 75 miles to Santa Fe, a cultural center of the southwest.

School District

School district is Tijeras, NM for Elementary and Middle School. High School is either East Mountain High School in Sandia Park or Manzano High School in Albuquerque.


Rural residential

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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 Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
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
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Plaster - Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Cork
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Recycled Newsprint

Garage / Car Port

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