Real Estate Agent with First Colorado Land Office

So..What  is a Earthship you may ask? A earthship is a home, which is truely a "green home" with a southwest style. It is a self contained sustainable passive solar home that is built right into the earth, sometimes called a ram earth home.  If you are energy conscious and wish to live "off grid", this is the type of home that you should consider.

This Colorado Earthship that is built with a southwest style is for sale.  It is located on a beautiful 36 acre piece of property just outside of Salida Colorado

If you truly want an earth-friendly, sustainable passive solar home on 35+ treed acres with fantastic mountain views - THIS IS IT!   This easily accessible property with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, offering energy-efficient passive solar is one-of-a-kind.   Well constructed with an adobe interior, this southwestern-style home was built with poured concrete core walls, some recycled materials, and thermal-mass earth bricks compressed on site.   Photovoltaic electric solar panels, which generate the power for the home, have been recently upgraded to the newest technology.   The panels, a domestic well, a solar hot water heater, an 8,000-watt back up generator, and the large propane tank enable this home to function effortlessly, independently, and cost effectively.   No utility, water, or sewer bills - truly "off-the-grid" with no monthly expenses. 

  It uses minimal amounts of propane for cooking.   The thermal mass construction provides comfortable temperatures without conventional heating or cooling systems.   Two kiva fireplaces provide additional warmth and ambience.   The south-facing windows capture light, heat and views of the nearby mountains.   This is a very attractive home with an open floor plan, skylights throughout, a large kitchen and dining area, a large master bedroom and bath, a full laundry room and a large, 3-car garage.   The land is densely treed, with rolling terrain, which creates a private setting with many beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  For the buyer looking for an energy-conscious, environmentally-minded home, this quiet, beautiful house is one that you will want to visit!

So when your friends ask you What is a Earthship? you can tell them about a green home is Salida Colorado Southwest Style.

Located close to world class fishing on the Arkansas river, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, rafting, camping, jeeping, snow mobiling and skiing.

Offered for $579,000 By Appointment Only.

Barbara Pearson-Sawyer, GRI

Broker Associate

Mobile : 719-207-3884

website: www.barbarapearson-sawyer.com

email : barbara@pearson-sawyer.com

First Colorado Land Office

7385 West Highway 50 Salida, Colorado 81201




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Linda Daley

I would love more information on this home and property!!!  It looks wonderful...I am looking for a 'green' home, where I can live of the grid & have horse property.  Thank you, Linda

Jul 01, 2011 05:44 PM #1
Barbara Pearson-Sawyer
First Colorado Land Office - Salida, CO


Thank you for your interest.  This is the nicest earthship that I have seen in our area.  It is on 36 acres and yes you can have horses.  It was built and designed by the current owner.  They paid attention to every detail and have the most efficient systems on the home.

It is in a location that is easy to get to and there is power close if you wanted it.  They like you wanted to live "off Grid".

Let me know how else I may help you. My cell is 719-207-3884. I would be happy to discuss this home and our lovely town n detail with you.

Warmest Regards,


Barbara Pearson-Sawyer, GRi

Broker Associate  

Jul 02, 2011 05:41 AM #2
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