Vallecitos, New Mexico Home and Acreage
The house is
located on 4.18 acres in a small, private valley just south of
Vallecitos, 15 minutes northwest of the famous Ojo Caliente mineral
springs and resort. Three other residences in the valley nearby but
not visible from the house. This is fun country living in the
mountains. Elevation is 7400 ft. Area
with springs running into it underground,
and irrigation ditch for the 3 acre fenced in field (for
growing vegetables, or horses/goats etc.).
The garden field is totally environmentally clean, no toxins,
no herbicides, no pesticides and no chemicals. Excellent water
rights from the late 1800's registered with the Engineer's office in
Santa Fe. River frontage on the south end of the property.
There is also a buried cistern that collects water from the
roof. An inside switch
changes the water source from well water to cistern water. There is
a propane "on demand" water heater and an ultraviolet light on the
well water inside the house, so safe drinking water.
Washing machine hooked up.
area (for chickens/doves or a goat). Small storage shed outside and
an outhouse. Also 2
solar grow frames.
The house is
approximately 2800 square feet, built at different times from adobe,
block and frame. All
walls and roof are built 16" on center. The roof is a metal propanel
pitch roof with R 30 insulation.
The north wall has mostly R 38 (2 x 8) insulation, some is
R19, ( 2 x 6). The House
was totally rebuilt and remodeled with new electricity and plumbing
in 2008/9. Floors have
2" rigid insulation under them, with the kitchen having R 19 under
the wood floor. Most of the insulation is made of denim fiber.
Solar electric panels were installed in 2009 and hooked up to
the Kit Carson Electric Coop in Taos, so all electricity has been
free since then.
There are 3
bedrooms (master bedroom is upstairs 25' x 25'), plus sleeping loft
and a meditation loft. There is a large sunroom on the south side, and also a big
greenhouse to grow in.
One bathroom with a composting toilet, plumbed shower and sink and
grey water piped out to the garden (also carries the kitchen sink
water out to the garden area). (Outhouse outside also.)
A "root cellar"
room to store vegetables or use as a storage room.
Another storage room near the kitchen.
has a wood burning Stanley Waterford cook stove and a propane cook
stove. There are 2
refrigerators - one is all electric, a smaller one is
propane/electric. There is also a Franklin wood burning stove in one
bedroom, an Earthstove wood burning stove in another bedroom and a
Dutchwest wood burning stove in the living room. There is also a Rennai propane heater in the living room.
can include some furniture including kitchen needs, linens and some
gardening supplies. Asking price is $350,000.
Sitting area in master
Ideal area for arts and
crafts activities in the master bedroom
View of part of the
living room showing entrance to east bedroom
More photos available by request