Durango, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

Owner-built earthship close to Durango, CO on 5.5 wooded acres. Beautiful custom details throughout including locally harvested ceiling vigas, wormwood built in shelves and cabinets, tile and mosaic.

Listing ID: 20123

  • Earthship Homes
  • Adobe
  • For Lease

Asking Price (USD) $290,000
Annual Property Tax $1,200
Annual Utility Cost $700
Home Area 1,400 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 5 acres
Year Built 1999

Property Description

Here is a unique opportunity. Owner-built earthship close to Durango, CO. Florida mesa area on 5.5 wooded acres. Beautiful custom details throughout including locally harvested ceiling vigas, wormwood built in shelves and cabinets, saltillo tile, poured adobe floors, and mosaic tile bathtub. Incredibly energy efficient with passive solar and potential for solar hot water heating. Two bedrooms, two baths. Beautiful views, fruit trees and garden space. Property also includes a storage shed and small 12x14 ft. cabin with running water, power and wood stove

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Passive solar Earthship design with 3 foot thick and earth-bearmed walls and highly insulated ceiling of R40+ value, south facing windows maximize solar gain. Solar hot water heating system is available. Natural adobe plaster interior, tile and adobe floors, no VOC natural paints.

Neighborhood Description

An easy commute (12 miles) to the center of Durango, Colorado. Rural, very quiet and peaceful neighborhood at the end of a private road. Beautiful views of the La Plata Mountains. Wooded pinon, juniper and some ponderosa pine trees.

Market Area

Durango is an outdoor adventurer's paradise with skiing, hiking and river sports easily accessible. It is a college town with many well educated and open minded community members. Durango offers cultural, musical and spiritual events throughout the year.

School District

Durango School District has a solid reputation for quality schools. Most teachers are highly qualified and have advanced degrees. Several private and charter school options are available.


Durango is an amazing place to live, work and play. It has natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and a strong sense of community. It is a fantastic place to raise children or to retire. It is a small safe community, yet offers many of the perks of a bigger region.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split 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 Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Home Energy Ratings

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 100
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) Rating: 1.0

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Adobe
Earth Ship
Exterior Finish Plaster - Other
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Other
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Contact Information

Julie Kostuch

PO Box 3974
Durango, CO 81302 US
Telephone: (970) 799-0807

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