Lot in Cielo Grande
Solitude, sustainability, interdependence in a mutually supporting community.
The qualities of this land cannot be accurately conveyed in a bullet-list of features or the sterile structure of an MLS listing. You are not just buying property, you are investing in a bold dream, a vision of a different way of being human on the planet. And in so doing, you are joining a diverse community of self-reliant, yet mutually supporting people who share your commitment to a more sustainable future.
Expect the qualities of this property to revealthemselves slowly over time. Off-grid living deepens your sense of not just connecting TO the natural world but feeling an inseparable part OF the natural world. It enhances your awareness of the patterns in the coursing of the winds, the arc of the Sun, the rhythms of the day and of the seasons. With this patient awareness will come a deeper appreciation for the unique characteristics of this property — of how its secluded nature is amplified by its being nestled in the upper corner of the development area and by its shared border with Carson National Forest. And how its elevated situation provides views that overlook the surrounding area. At 7,500’, the property is 20' to a 100' higher than Cielito Lindo to the north and the remainder of Cielo Grande and Cielito Azul to the east. Its remote location, far from light pollution, affords spectacular night sky viewing.
Off-grid seclusion doesn’t mean primitive, deprived living. With the proper design, in most years, your water needs can be met by catching rainwater. This property includes a share in the solar-powered community water well, giving you peace of mind knowing any temporary shortfalls can be easily remedied. Robust cell and internet access allow you to stay connected with the global online community while enjoying the dramatic NM skies and the arresting views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains (including Taos Mountain) to the east, Ortega Mountains to the west and Cerro de los Taoses to the southeast.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discover what the sustainable future awakens in you.
- enjoys solitude, seclusion, living off the beaten path
- a couple (to keep each other company!) — probably not ideal for families with kids, not a great place for singles to meet other singles
- self-reliant (e.g., not dependent on plumbing, electrical, repair services from Taos)
- feels a need to be part of a larger story, to serve a larger purpose
- independent but supportive of a sustainable community
- outdoors lover (appreciate proximity to Carson NF)
- night-sky lover
- reverence for nature — enjoys being with and observing wildlife in their natural setting
Agent: Liz Jamison
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Area: West - WEST GORGE BRDG (53B)
Listing Status: Active