For Rent: Quiet, artful home


The north wall tree sculpture provides thermal mass to moderate summer and winter temperatures.

Artful, passive-solar 2 bedroom, 1 bath house, 1400 sf.

Passive solar*, all organic, non-toxic, with 16×22 great room with fireplace, earthen wall sculptures of natural, refined adobe plaster, sun room, large kitchen, 10×10 and 10×12 bedroom/offices with wool carpet and earthen wall sculptures; quiet, acoustic space.


This bedroom now contains a very nice double bed.

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The sunroom provides solar gain during winter, while remaining shaded all through summer days.

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The fireplace is surrounded by natural adobe on the wall, hearth, banco (bench) and firewood box.

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This yard is designed for maximum flowers, year-round green, and easy-care.

*  This passive solar home is oriented to naturally – passively – capture sunlight during winter through south-facing windows, which are shaded by natural design during summer.  The winter heat is soaked up by the thermal mass of the walls – the added 2 tons of adobe sculpture – which keep the house warm day and night.  They also cool the summer heat.  For additional heat, there are also a gas furnace and wood fireplace.

Adjacent studio, 11 x 20, with patio and private yard – owner will be moving into the studio, leaving the home primarily for the renter.

Fenced yard, covered patio, gardens, fruit trees, private outdoor sitting areas.

Off-street parking for three vehicles.

Zoned historic, residential-commercial.

Seven blocks from historic downtown with cafes, fine restaurants, shops, galleries, food coop, movie theater, live musical entertainment, and community celebrations.

Five blocks from Western New Mexico University with Light Hall multi-purpose theater, Fine Arts Center, and other events.

Looking for a quiet, conscious renter.

Please call 575-534-0123, or write