Lachigoló - Oaxaca, Mexico — Green Home For Sale

3000+ sq foot self sufficient home on 15 private TITLED acres with high 180 degree views of the Oaxaca Valley. In addition to the house there are 2 cabins and a palapa. Remote with no neighbors but still accessible by road to the city.

Listing ID: 20181

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Adobe
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $395,000
Annual Property Tax $10
Annual Utility Cost $168
Home Area 3,224 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 15 acres
Year Built 2013

Property Description

This adobe house is part of what was operated as an organic vegetable ranch. In addition to the house there are two other adobe cabins - one of which is used for guests. The other is for the solar system and storage. There is a palapa which was an outdoor kitchen but is now used as a garden work space. There is also a bath house with a missing palapa roof but still used. There are no utility costs. But the site required I put something so I put the price of a bank of batteries amortized for 5 years which is the useful life for the cheap solar batteries that I purchase here.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The house structure is supremely strong as it's built with deeply embedded stone and all framed using re bar and poured concrete. Yet it is interleaved with 15" adobe walls making it extremely energy efficient. It maintains constant indoor temperatures and even during the hottest weather the inside feels air cooled. Built on a hillside it captures breezes. The bathroom is compost and there are two water systems with one for human use which is cleaned and recycled for agriculture with about a kilometer of irrigation pipe. There are 2120 watts of solar panels. There is an outside bathroom also compost which uses solar hot water and an inside bathroom which is hybrid with an on-demand gas water heater. With a commercial kitchen the house was designed to support large group gatherings though not for overnight stay

Neighborhood Description

This is the last property to the northeast of the village of Lachigoló and perched high on the hillside. The property backs into mountains with the nearest village in the back inaccessible and 20 kilometers away. There is one neighbor who owns a chain of optical shops and she simply uses her house as a weekend getaway. The next nearest neighbor is more than a mile away. The main highway to Oaxaca City is about 2 kilometers from the house on a poorly maintained dirt road.

Market Area

The nearest village is San Francisco Lachigoló at about 4 kilometers from the house. The best nearby market and restaurant is in the tourist town of Santa María del Tule (famous for the 2000 year old tree) at about 6 kilometers. The large tourist city of Oaxaca is about 35 minutes by car. In the other direction is the city of Tlacolula which is famous for it's Sunday farmers market.

School District

If you have kids you should home school them or take them to one of the private schools in Oaxaca City. There are a couple of good ones.


Lachigoló is a mixed residential/agricultural community. It's probably now considered a residential gateway to Oaxaca City. It, however, pertains to the still mixed Zapotec indigenous city of Tlacolula and most towns to the south still maintain a strong Zapotec heritage. But Lachigoló now consists mostly of local Mexican town and city workers with a couple of expats here and there and a few still working farms. The large expat areas of Oaxaca are in the northern Etla valley far from here.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Solar - Passive
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Other
Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Composting Toilet

Construction Information

Construction Type Adobe
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Other
Window Material Metal Single Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Contact Information

Daniel Ellsworth

1a Ave Oriente Sur #73, Barrio San Sebas
Comitan de Dominguez, XX 30029 MX
Telephone: 01 734 277 3345

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