SUSTAINABLE, Remote, 460 Acre, Off-Grid Complex FOR SALE $750,000

PRODUCTIVE, Self Supporting Alternative Mega Residence in the Great Southwest


­This area of Luna County, New Mexico is famous for it’s Pure water, 4 gentle seasons, great air quality, relaxed atmosphere, and creative friendly people. Abundant sunshine thru out the winter provides great solar power and gardens. There are unobstructed sunrises, sunsets and views in all directions. Deming, NM is just up the road about ½ hour and provides shopping, building materials, hardware, Walmart, a good library, hospital etc.

We researched and picked this area to locate, because of its long growing season, unique micro-climate, tillable soil, accessibility, tranquility, views, low taxes, and reliable well water. The property is a secluded 460 acres easily accessed via a maintained gravel road 2 miles from pavement. This property is at 4350 ft elevation in the cooler Chihuahuan high desert, known for its Chapparal, Mesquite trees, varieties of cactus, Yucca and Mormon Tea, all edible and healing. . We have mild sunny winters, and the summer monsoon rains, moderate the temperature starting in July. The Clear nightime skies are excellent for star watchers. This property is secluded at the end of the road with nearest neighbor ½ mile away.

All building has been done on an 80 acre section with the adjacent 388 acre parcel blocking access to power for adjoining properties (no possibility of future developement). Lack of restrictions provide unlimited possibilities for potential growth and expansion. The property slopes gently to the east allowing for good air drainage and very little frost in the winter. Property exudes peaceful and healing energy, noticed by all who visit or stay.

We have created a unique facility that could function as a health spa, a large family home, live-in care facility, spiritual community, or a retreat from all that you may want to avoid.

Day trips include hot springs, state parks, national forest, Mountain hiking and many activities in Silver City.

The property and buildings were designed as a personal residence and school for healing. It includes housing for the students that come to our school. Each building is designed for energy efficiency and constructed according to all passive heating and cooling concepts.

There is over 11,000’ sq of space in about 12 buildings:

Our main building contains the kitchen, community room, bathroom and attached solar greenhouse. Its huge kitchen contains over 50’ of counter space, 3 sinks, 2 refrigerators, 1 freezer, 112’sq cool storage room, storage, on-demand water heater, wood stove, overhead fans and abundant lighting. The attached Greenhouse has raised beds with food plants and flowers growing year around.

There are 2 dorm style buildings with 4 bedrooms finished, accommodating 10 guests and 2 more rooms roughed in. Each finished room has its own bathroom with shower, large oversize sinks, on-demand water heaters, overhead fans, propane space heaters (rarely used due to solar gain), sliding glass doors and many windows for ventilation and solar gain The North dorm has a huge attached solarium. .

The very Private Residence, located by itself, with attached greenhouse (900’ sq combined), has its own power supply and water system, but relies on the main kitchen for food preparation.

A 768’ sq tool storage bldg, with general storage, many shelves, and attached laundry room is one of several utility buildings with shop and production spaces.

The Huge garden space (fenced) with areas under 50% shade cloth and open areas provide most of the food we consume. The many raised beds have custom, rich Organic soil for growing vegetables year around. With the gardens and greenhouses we are mostly food self-sufficient. Large garden storage for tools, hoses, organic fertilizers, etc. There are also numerous fruit bearing trees and bushes.

. The building complex is completely off-grid and solar-powered. There are dedicated solar systems powering AC and DC to all buildings and the water well system. Fixed arrays and tracker arrays provide abundant power for any and all tasks. Temperature controlled battery storage room, forklift batteries, Trace components, over-sized copper wiring assure trouble-free and almost maintenance-free operation. We have installed the most energy efficient and highest quality components. A 1000 gallon propane tank supplies hot water to dorms and kitchen.

Water is pumped from the well using a submersible 2hp Sun Pump delivering 10 gpm at storage tanks and is powered by twenty four 110W solar panels on Zomeworks trackers. Pump sits at 400ft level, static water level is 360ft./p>

Wood-fired sauna with water tank for cold plunge located behind main buildings (for privacy). At least 7+ years wood stored for future use.

Other amenities include a 400’sq Root cellar with concrete arched roof serves as storage for grain, fruit and vegetables, chicken coop, and a 500 gallon gasoline tank.

Property borders BLM on west side providing hiking and exploring of Tres Hermanas mountains, wild plant foraging, rock hounding and photo opportunities.

In the process of building our school, and especially with the methods used, we have created a mini-ark geared towards survival and sustainability. Permaculture methods and principles governs land use. Water catchment, greywater usage, mulching, soil building program, composting are part of greening the high desert.