How would you like to snuggle up inside the embrace of the earth…. with warm natural elements surrounding you…. your own greenhouse full of food…. and spectacular forest views to the south with the warm Colorado sun pouring in?
Well – here you go! This fabulous earth-sheltered home is located in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado.
And, it is currently for sale!
Realtor Mitch Weiner tells me that John Andrews – the earthship consultant who studied with Mike Reynolds – was involved in building this home.
The structure features ultra efficient concrete/earth bermed construction with radiant in-floor heat.
The floors are made from poured concrete which is also great for passive solar heating.
The interior has flavors of the southwest – warm and rich, handmade elements, kivas and vigas….
This unique 1,840 square foot home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
I’m loving all the tucked-in bunks!
The bathroom (below) is just darling with fun custom accents like the stained glass….
The 4.95 acre property borders National Forest land and also includes an artesian well, a 22′ grow dome, multiple storage tanks, five outbuildings, AND guest quarters!
The grow dome provides a place to grow your goodies year round – never mind those Colorado winters.
The land also includes frontage to James Creek – which I’m told is good trout fishin’.
All this off-grid mountain splendor is being offered for $475,000 – and it is only a 45 minute drive to the hipster city of Boulder, Colorado!
Please contact listing agent Mitch Weiner for more details or for a viewing of this unique home.
Comments are welcome, but please no ‘grow-your-own-Rocky-Mountain-High‘ quips!
Recently, I took a stroll through some antique stores in Florence, Colorado – affectionately known as the “antique capital of Colorado”. I came across so many vintage dollhouses that I thought I’d throw a post together with the pictures I took.
The first image (above) looked to be a folksy, hand-made affair – possibly even modeled after someone’s own house. Which I find so endearing!
The huge beauty (below) was more of a pro/factory job…
I cannot resist the urge to share these photos of a positively lovely old farmhouse. I tried and tried to get permission from the realtor/homeowner to use pictures of this house but never did get a reply.
I was so charmed, however, by this quaint property in rural upstate New York, that I said ‘what the heck’ – I’ll do a post on it anyway!
House Crazy Sarah never learns her lesson (when it comes to copyright violation) but, love is love and I’m in love with this darling house.
Have a look….