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Solar, natural Abiquiu casita

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Looking for a sweet place to crash? Check out these sweet pads, from refined alpine cottages to a desert trailer with a view.

Harness the energy of northern New Mexico. Abiquiu, New Mexico is a desert oasis. In this unique landscape, the light bends over mesas and melts horizons, and this passive solar, adobe casita fits right in. With 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, this two-story organically built abode has an exterior spiral staircase to stunning red cliff vistas. Owner Harvey Day said he wants to show people a home with a low carbon footprint. “I’m doing it more so people can experience this,” he said. “It has no synthetic material in it. It’s a different energetic.”

Climb at the renowned El Rito crags, soak at Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, visit Geogia O’Keefe’s Ghost Ranch, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Bandalier National Park, Santa Fe, and Taos, all within an hour’s drive. $98

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