363 Forest Road 462
Tijeras NM, 87059
Cash deal: $225,000
For sale by owner
This dream come true 2.5 acre off-grid property is zoned agriculture-2 which gives you the flexibility to do anything from using it for a self-sufficient homestead to growing and selling your own food, having a non-profit animal facility, running a bed and breakfast or running a recreational camping business. The possibilities are endless. The property has been manicured, trees have been pruned, all dead debris has been raked, and 95% of cactus has been removed. It has also been professionally surveyed and graded. In addition, fire prevention has been implemented and a fire line has been installed.
This magnificent homestead also includes three entry gates with locks and two u-driveways which give access to the lower and higher elevations of the property. There are two RV/tiny home pads- one on the lower elevation and one on the higher elevation of property. There is also enough parking for 10 or more vehicles. Lastly, you will be happy to know the property is accessible by two separate roads.
This gorgeous little piece of heaven is on the edge of the Cibola National Forest. You are surrounded by an evergreen forest full of junipers, pine trees, and abundant high desert wildlife. On a crisp Spring morning you might catch the blue jays perching in the trees singing, rabbits bouncing around or even the red-tailed hawks soaring in the vast skies. The lower part of the property has a 180 degree view. The south facing view looks out over 180,000 acres of National Forest with no buildings in site. Since it is National Forest no one will ever build there and the view will remain unobstructed. The east, west and north views from the lower part of the property are also views of forest landscape as far as the eye can see. The upper part of the property has a 360 degree view. The south-facing view is even more majestic from the very top. To the west you have a view of the Sandia Mountains and there are three buildings in view and several others off in the distance. From the top of the property facing north is mostly forest with one building in view and several other buildings faintly in the distance. Facing east is pure forest with no buildings in view.
The castle-like structure is 260 square feet with potential of being a studio living quarters or being a master bedroom for a house. The room has 10 windows and 8 of them are triple recessed. There is one facing east, five are facing south, three facing west and one is facing north. Two of them are opening windows. The windows help with geothermal efficiencies and lower the amount of power needed for heating/cooling. There are 8 indoor fixed outlets with 2 outlet extenders that bring the count up to 16 outlets and 4 USB plugs. There are also two outdoor outlets. The room is accented with cream-colored tile, has two LED lights, and has a ceiling fan with a light that circulates air up or down. Amenities include a solar system with no maintenance batteries, an off-grid propane/electric refrigerator, a propane wall heater, air conditioning unit with remote, a leather electric-powered loveseat recliner, and a 43” Vizio Smart TV. Internet service is also available to be hooked up. Part of what makes this homestead so rare and unique is the ability to have internet access and phone service keeping you connected to the modern world and the natural world simultaneously.
The building also includes a three step carpeted custom bed platform with a king-size dual spring and memory foam mattress. Underneath the platform is a multi-use space with a 1600 gallon water tank, water pump system, area partitioned off for a solar system, and some extra storage space. In addition, there is 192 square feet of crawl space above with potential to install central cooling/heating. Currently, there is a solar-powered attic fan for ventilation. Above that is a roof with 336 square feet of green Pro-Panel roofing at a 30 degree pitch that allows for proper rain/snow drainage. Leading to the outside is a double recessed door. On the outside of the building is a 135 square foot cement porch with a south-facing overhang and a beautiful forest view.
This quaint cabin has 716 square feet of livable space. The main inside living space has thick commercial-grade insulation (R 30). The front door has a south-facing door light with an unobstructed view and a retractable screen door. There is also a sliding glass door with a screen door that leads out to the shaded, stained wood deck. On the inside of the cabin are 3 opening windows (two south-facing and 1 north-facing), 4 fixed indoor outlets and 2 outdoor outlets (120V AC), and 2 LED lights. There is also vinyl plank flooring, a galley kitchen with a butcher block countertop, beautiful stone tile backsplash, a 15” single bowl, stainless steel sink with faucet and new faucet hardware, a dorm-style refrigerator, a Magic Chef 3-burner stove/oven, and single-stool bar with stool. As you walk further back you will see a love seat/single pull-out bed and behind that a custom platform bed with ventilation. It includes a king-size 6” memory foam mattress. Underneath the platform is a fully customizable closet space and storage space.
Other amenities include a 32” Smart Roku HD TV with DVD player and internet capability, a waterproof, fire-resistant safe, air conditioning unit with remote, and propane wall heater. Deck space includes shade screening on the west side and a collapsible, floating table bar mounted to the cabin which gives you extra usable workspace or floor space. There is also extra enclosed space above the cabin accessible from outside. Lastly, there is external propane plumbing available to hook up a grill, griddle, etc.
To the east side of the cabin is the bathroom and three other utility rooms. Ranging in sizes from 8’ X 6’ to 3’ X 6’. One of the rooms has a breaker box and houses the solar batteries while another room has an off-grid tankless hot water heater. The cabin also has Pro-Panel roofing, snow guards, and gutters with rain catchment and a total of 400 gallons of water storage containers. This cabin is fully self-sufficient and a dream for anyone who loves mountain air and colorful skies.
There are two 20’ shipping containers with 160 square feet of space each. They are steel and have double door access on one end. One of them is empty and usable for storage and the other is built into a shop.
This shop has electrical power available that can be plugged into solar or a dual-fuel 12,000 watt generator that comes with it. There is about 180 square feet of peg board on the walls and multiple hook sizes for organizing tools. There is a work bench with 20 square feet of space and additional built-in shelving and storage. There are also tools that come with the shop. In addition to the shipping containers is a tool shed located across from the shop that houses the generator.
Also included to make your dreams come true is a new Quonset Hut building (Model S30-15) which measures at 56’ L X 30’ W X 14’ H and is made out of Galvalume Plus Steel. It comes with a one end wall, two 120” sky lights, and one 12” turbine vent. This incredible building also comes with building plans and can be used to build a barniminium home or as a whole other structure for storage or agricultural purposes. The sky is the limit with this solid 1,680 square foot structure.
The plumbing systems for both buildings are professionally done with modern wirsbo piping. There are 3600 gallons of stored water available. There is also a well that is 250 feet deep, has 5” OD casing 8-10 feet down, a pitless adapter, a submersible Grundfos TP pump, and can pump 3-5 gallons per minute. On the west side of the property is a water spigot with 200 feet of hose and two quick connects. Also included is a 1,000 gallon propane tank that will supply over a years worth of propane for heat, power and cooking and also a 1,000 gallon plumbed cement septic tank.
Homestead powered by:
5400 Watts (output)
1600 Watts of solar panels (input)
600 Watt Hours
This solar system produces pure sine wave AC power with batteries that are AGM sealed lead acid and require no maintenance. It has mono-crystalline solar panels, has a modern enclosed pod system with a built-in charge controller, quick charge battery charger, and built-in expansion port for expanding system. It can be charged using the generator power, solar panels, or wind turbine (not included). Pure sine wave power is safe for powering sensitive electronics, a CPAP machine, power tools, WIFI modem/router, oscillating fan, LED lighting, refrigerator, and much more! The output voltage is 120 Volts and the output frequency is 60 Hertz. This system is very easy to set up or expand. It is a plug and play system.
Additional items included with property:
A fully enclosed dog kennel (12’ X 6’ X 6’), 3 ladders, 3 burn barrels, a snow plow drag, multiple large shade sails, a full-size 4-burner off-grid stove/oven, spare insulation, portable catalytic back-up heater with wheels and propane cabinet, a standing outdoor propane heater, smokeless wood fire pit, a picnic table, two benches- one with a storage compartment, a smoker, an lp gas grill, hammocks, hammock chairs, 2 outdoor Adirondack chairs, sawdust for composting, and two cold storages.
This unique off-grid property is only 12 miles to Albuquerque, 16 miles from the nearest Walmart and Home Depot, 2 miles from historical route 66, 5 miles from Historic Carlitos Springs, 180,000 acres of National Forest land in front yard with hiking trails, biking trails, dirt biking trails, horse back riding and bountiful wildlife to enjoy. Historic Madrid is a charming, art-rich town that is only 26 miles away. One of the three art capitals of the nation- Santa Fe is located 50 miles away. Santa Fe is teeming with mouthwatering restaurant spots, the legendary Meowolf created by George R.R. Martin and a world-famous Japanese Spa Ten Thousand Waves. There is also a ski resort Ski Santa Fe located there and Taos Ski Valley ski resort. New Mexico also has rich Native-American culture that echoes throughout the whole state. Lastly, New Mexico is home to the internationally famous balloon fiesta that begins in early October.
Do not miss out on this rare opportunity. It is extremely rare to be this close to a city and so many attractions while getting the benefit of living off-grid in an A-2 zoned area. You will also receive the security from Kirtland Air Force Base. The sky is the limit with this beautiful and unique property.