This is a rare opportunity for anyone seeking true peace and privacy. Sited on 10 acres bordering the Carson National Forest and El Rito Creek, this secluded retreat is a wonderful escape with views of big blue daytime skies and dazzling nighttime stars. Built by the current owner-artisan, the sustainable home offers modern comforts alongside remarkable eco-friendly innovation. At “net zero,” the strawbale and block construction has an R-value of 50 and features a passive-solar design, grid-tied solar electricity, solar radiant in-floor heating, and woodstoves. Many recycled and reclaimed materials were used in its construction and are artfully juxtaposed with diamond-finish plaster to create an aesthetically pleasing environment. At the main house, 11,000 gallons of rainwater are collected in chambered cisterns engineered to supply the home with clean water, utilizing a sediment filter and UV light purifier. A 30 gallon-per-minute private well augments the main house supply. At the guesthouse and greenhouse, the well is powered by a working classic Aermotor windmill and also provides water for the gardens and animals. The guesthouse was built with an eye toward balance and beauty. It features one bedroom, a vast double adobe interior wall, a Russian woodstove, and a hydroponic greenhouse that allows for winter gardening. The unique exposed-beam structure includes a root cellar and a workout room along with an entry that currently serves as a goat milking station.