Green home in Mexico – wow!

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Welcome to Casita Dos Arbolitos. The English translation of that name means (roughly): House of the Little Trees, or, more literally – according to my Mexican husband Lupe: little house two little trees.

Priced reasonably at  $167,500 USD, this home in central Mexico is another artistic wonder.

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This adobe house, built in 2006,  is 1,300 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Casita Dos Arbolitos is an on-going adventure in sustainable living.” – from: https://sites.google.com/site/casitadosarbolitos/home/important-documents

Green features include: solar panels, passive solar components, composting toilet, and a rainwater collection system.

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This artistic front gate welcomes you into the property:

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Look at the sculptural staircase…

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Nice little niche…

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This is the main entrance:

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Stained and etched glass detail on front door:

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Inside… the windows seem part traditional Gothic-style, part organically grown:

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This is the bedroom:

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I love how everything in an adobe house is so imperfect, so natural and un-measured.

Door to the bathroom:

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Inside the bathroom…

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The bano seco (dry compost system)…

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Now there’s a potty that even my two-year-old would not be afraid of!

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Here’s the kitchen stove with Campana:

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Love the open shelving! Everything looks hand-made right down to the light fixtures:

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Dining area:

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Patio off the kitchen:

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Not pictured here is the ciminea style BBQ.

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Looking into the indoor patio room:

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Patio room detail:

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(Wouldn’t be a true Mexican casa without a little veneration going on!)

View from the patio room…

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Look at all those “little trees” – the house’s namesake.

The rincon/sala:

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Amazing window detail:

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Sunset at Casita Dos Arbolitos…

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For more details and many additional photos of this special Casita, see here.

El hogar es donde está el corazón!

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