Welcome to your oasis of bliss! This 2,060 square foot 3bed/1bath/1office home sits on 20 acres of pristine land bordering Carson National Forest allowing access to well over a million acres of public land. Have a yearning to roam? Do it out your front door! A quick 28 minute drive to town and you'll find all the amenities you could ask for! Walk through an adobe arch with a handcrafted wood gate into a walled courtyard with mature trees, flagstone patio, covered wrap around portal, and landscaped flower beds. A perfect area to enjoy the outdoors with plenty of space for all your outdoor furniture. Built in banco's give a nod to southwest architecture. The highly-efficient, self-sufficient post and beam straw-bale constructed home has three bedrooms all with their own unique views, one meticulously appointed bathroom, and an office/art space. The excellent insulating value of straw-bale keeps the home cool in summer months and toasty in winter. A 'mud room' with a coat/storage closet greets you upon entering the home then leads to the large open living room where the views will immediately catch your eye. The big windows of glass facing South and East bring in plenty of natural light, provide bigger than life views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, and are designed for passive solar gain adding to the efficiency of the home. In the corner of the living room on a flagstone base sits a brand new Lopi gas stove (as of 11/01/2022) that keeps the home warm throughout the winter months, is the secondary heat source after the sun, and adds to the soft ambiance. The large kitchen island is topped with granite and butcher block countertops adorn the rest of the cabinets. Frosted glass cabinet doors give the kitchen a modern touch. A full-sized dining room table sits under a round window that takes advantage of a beautiful mesa view. Brick floor, smooth colored plaster walls, nichos, tongue & groove clad ceiling, and incredible views are just a few features of the master bedroom. French doors open the master up to the etched concrete patio that wraps around the Southern portion of the house, great for soaking up the sun in a lounger! The bathroom has a walk-in shower, linen closet, travertine tiled floor, cast concrete vanity top, custom cabinetry, solar tube for natural light, venetian plaster, and a well-placed nicho above the claw foot bathtub. Guest bedrooms are no less adorned! With pine wood floors, tongue & groove ceilings (throughout the home), another set of French doors opening to the southern patio, and of course expansive views out of every window. The office space has a built in closet and can be used as a fourth bedroom if desired. The stand-alone utility room accessed from the front courtyard contains a brand-new solar system (2021) which includes top-of-the-line lithium iron phosphate batteries, charge controller, and inverter. The solar panel array received a full upgrade with all new bifacial solar panels, assuring you maximize your energy production during daylight hours. In addition to the home and utility room, there's a large storage room with concrete floors and built-in shelving, and behind that is an attached polycarbonate greenhouse complete with a rain water catchment tank. For peace of mind, the entire roof was replaced in 2021 with a metal pro-panel roof and all the exterior stucco has been patched and sealed with masonry sealer/paint in October 2022. Internet is provided by Taos Net with great speeds available and is one of two (propane & internet) utility bills you will receive! Water is provided by two 3,000-gallon cisterns and included with the home is a membership to the community well from which an owner is entitled 2,000 gallons per month from. The HOA's only purpose is to maintain the well-maintained roads, current dues are $375/year. Come walk through this home and you might not want to leave!