Discover serenity and rustic charm in this unique two-story pumice-crete and frame constructed southwestern-style home nestled on 4.99acres of pristine forest in Valdez, bordering the Carson National Forest. Situated atop a ridge, this southwestern territorial style home offers panoramic views of the valley and the majestic mountains beyond, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Passive solar orientation ensures energy efficiency and a harmonious connection with the environment. The in-floor radiant heating(downstairs) adds to your comfort, making every corner of the 1342 sq. ft., 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom living space welcoming. Concrete, wood, and carpeted floors create a blend of modern functionality and rustic appeal. The open kitchen/dining/living area on the 2nd story is the heart of the home, features a functional layout and a convenient door leading to an elevated deck. From this vantage point, soak in the breathtaking landscape that stretches before you. The home's thoughtful simple design incorporates a pro-panel roof and on-demand domestic water heater to complement mountain living. Warm up during cooler months by the wood stove while admiring the views through strategically placed windows. Embrace green living with the attached 300 sq.ft. greenhouse sunroom, a perfect space to nurture plants and enjoy year-round sun-soaked tranquility. An additional 20x20x8 detached storage room/cistern provides ample storage options, enhancing the practicality of the property. While the home features a certain funky rustic charm, it holds vast potential for customization and transformation. The property's extra acreage invites you to expand your dreams, whether it's building another home, a garage, or a workshop. Partial fencing lends privacy, making it an ideal setting for horse enthusiasts or those seeking to explore the outdoors via mountain biking, hiking, or other recreational activities on the nearby public lands and trail systems. This home is not just a dwelling; it's an invitation to embrace the Southwest's allure, forge a connection with the land, and embark on a journey of discovery and fulfillment. Convenient access to Taos Ski Valley.