A huge off-grid house that has been described as an “Earthship” has landed on the market for $3.5M – and it’s almost entirely self-sufficient.
The eco-friendly five-bedroom, seven-bathroom property, built in 1981, is made from mudbrick and stucco, having been designed with an incredible construction method that keeps the home naturally warm in winter and cool in summer.
Located in northern Mexico, this one-of-a-kind home is set on 11 acres, measuring 7,913 square feet.
Known as The Desert Flower, or Ahkon Povi in the Tewa language used in New Mexico, the property has a mixture of dramatic and relaxing themes, and artistic hand-made features.
Stepping through the front door, you can find breathtaking rooms with quirky designs, including glass ceilings and flagstone flooring throughout.
The kitchen comes with its own island, big wooden beams across the ceiling and tree trunk stools.
Meanwhile the family room has been made into the perfect, cosy place to get comfy on the sofa, with its custom-made kiva fireplace, climbing vines and small alcoves.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are situated across the property, with the master suite giving a luxury feel, featuring shuttered french doors which open into the oasis of a garden.
The bathrooms are also unique, with one ensuite decorated in seashells and a stunning glass ceiling above the bath – the ideal spot for some stargazing.
Another bathroom has its tub formed by rocks and surrounded by jungle plants, giving the feeling as if you’re bathing outside.
The home also boasts a lavish spa, complete with a custom steam room, sauna and a Japanese cedar hot tub.
Outside, there is the 11 acres of land as well as the guest house and an art studio, which can also be converted into a holiday home.
The garden is also home to a music studio, a Koi pond and a heated pool – perfect for colder days – as well as a cedar sauna.
If you’re looking for outside dining you’ll also love the alfresco kitchen which is the best place to cook up a storm.
The Desert Flower is secluded for privacy but is also just a short drive from downtown Santa Fe, where owners can find myriad of shops.
The property is currently on the market for $3,475,000 with Minka Ingersoll with Realty One Of Santa Fe through Realtor.com.