Small Rustic Colorado Cabin on 40 Acres with Mountain Views, And It's For Sale!

Categories: Homes / Dwellings

One of a Kind Artist Retreat...

I just got off the phone with Victor about his awesome Cabin In Colorado.

He calls it an eco-retreat because it sits on 40 acres off the grid in the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado, so yes, there are amazing views of the Sangre de Cristro Mountains from the cabin.  

The 650-square-foot cabin is miles away from the electrical grid and sits at about 8500′ elevation in the southern part of Colorado.

There is solar power in place for the well pump and the lights. And you can see that lots of reclaimed materials were used to build the cabin.

The way it’s currently set up the home requires propane for the refrigerator and stove, so it’s not a completely off-grid solution because you’d still rely on the use of propane.

Funky and Impractical Ideas to Solve Propane Reliance

  • Get enough solar panels to power an ice maker and a cooler
  • Recycle the water from the melted ice and use it for your crops
  • Utilize a solar baking oven for cooking your meals
  • Have a wood burning cooking stove as a backup for rainy days

That was fun for me, haha. Do you have any ideas? Please share them in the comments.

Reclaimed Materials

Much of the house is clad with old wood from fences and old buildings, see below…

Some parts of the house are even from a chicken coop, like that wall down there.

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