Living the Taos Life

Real Estate Agent - harvey & associates realty
Taos is a unique market that offers a simpler way of life and has many different types of construction available. There are earthships, pumice crete homes, adobe, SIPS and strawbale to mention a few. Frame construction is common but can be made to look like a traditional southwestern style home.
There is a three acre homesite overlooking the picturesque village of Arroyo Hondo.  This piece used to be part of the New Buffalo Commune!  Remember the hippie and commune days?  This site is rocky, somewhat steep and heavily treed with juniper and pinon.  There has been a steep slope permit iss...
This years Santa Fe's Haciendas Parade of Homes will be held in mid August.  This is one of my favorite area events to attend.  As a Taos Realtor,  a local homebuilder's partner and a "wanna be" homestager this event provides a  wealth of great ideas and the unique chance to see what other builde...
One thing I love about living in Taos in Northern New Mexico is the old adobe buildings, homes and chapels in the area.  Many of them have been restored and kept in good condition without destroying the integrity of the original structure.  Sadly, some have deteriorated beyond help and have begun...
4:30 to 6:30 TONIGHT  July 26, 2007. Eat, Drink and be Merry! Big Open House for Area Brokers (and of course their active buyers) Come eat cervice, enchiladas, dessert and drink margaritas!   Look at these great condo units at the finished units at three different condo complexes.  La Vida Feliz ...
The Taos Garden Club will host their annual tour August 4. This is an event that I look forward to every year.  As a real estate broker I am fortunate to get to see lots of great houses and gardens throughout the whole year but it is always a treat to see the local homes that are selected to part...
When I first moved to Taos, New Mexico almost 10 years ago I was charmed by the adobe homes dotting the terrain.  There is so much romance in living in an adobe house.  Mud formed adobes are just so earthy, right?  I soon found out that there were several construction methods that produced an "ad...
Look at this small dome home in the Lower Las Colonias area of Taos.  I am delighted that Taos embraces and welcomes different styles of alternative construction! Find more info on dome home construction at  Several of these have been built in the area and from a distan...
Look at these beautiful copper shamen created by my neighbor and friend Michael Stiner. They stand bigger than lifesize in the grounds outside his home. These imposing pieces are made of pounded and oxidized copper with incredible detail and stand guard over our neighborhood in the vicinity of Bl...
Look at this great way to recycle bottles and cans in earthship construction. This is one way walls are built in the sustainable earthships around Taos.   There are whole communities of these "ships" out past the gorge.  Most are bermed with earth on one side and have many windows to capture the ...
This small 2 bd 1 bath is located on a view filled two acres in an established neighborhood close to the golf course, UNM Taos and just minutes on town. Portal, saltillo tile floors, tile kitchen, colorful Mexican tiled bathroom and two latilla fenced courtyards! The living room has large windows...

Susan Buchanan

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