My boyfriend and I are moving to Albuquerque in the beginning of May and planning to build a tiny house on a trailer. At this point we basically have all our house plans set, so we're in search of a place to build once we get out there.
If anyone in the area has some land, a yard, or even ideas of where we could look for an empty lot for rent, we would be very appreciative. An arrangement that could work for a year would be ideal, but since the final product will be mobile, a short-term setup for the building phase until we can find another place could also work. We'll be in Albuquerque for one year before moving on to Santa Fe (timeframes are dictated by the job we're moving for). Ideally we could find something within biking distance (10mi or less) to UNM, but we're open to just about anything right now and would be happy to discuss ways to make this mutually beneficial - we're willing to pay rent for the space, or I can offer work in return, or any ideas you might have.
For what it's worth, we're planning to build on an 18' trailer, meet as much of our heating/cooling needs as possible from passive solar, definitely want a rainwater catchment system, and we're toying with some grey water ideas, with a long-term goal of being able to go off-grid.
We're also generally interested in finding people in the area with similar interests (all things permie, basically!), as we're totally new to NM - and once the house is built, I'll be looking for new projects.
It seems that someone already linked to my post in another thread. I don't know of any available land, or land for work exchange opportunities. Right now everyone (in Albuquerque, but me and couple others) is excited the house bubble is restarting and trying to rezone everything to residential R1 and continue the suburban sprawl. Thus, land prices are going up again.
I can put you into contact with people interested in Permaculture, sustainability, simple living in Albuquerque. They might even have an extra room on a Permaculture/biodynamic farm. Send me a PM with your contact info and I can get their contact info to you.
Neither I, nor Jessica live in Albuquerque anymore. Jessica is on the north west coast last I heard. I am living in western NY. I believe she had purchased a tiny house from Canada to take with her to the north west coast. Brings back memories...
Squanch that. And squanch this tiny ad:
the permaculture bootcamp in winter (plus half-assed holidays)