This straw-bale home was built in 1996. The lot was once used for Ford Truck commercials because the backdrop of the mountains is that spectacular. It is the same view from the award winning spa at Miraval Resort which is only a mile down the street. Large open floor plan with master bedroom, full bath, second bedroom with full bath utility room and large great room next to the kitchen. The straw bale walls are accented in rustic wood finish throughout the home, with adobe finished inner walls. Two car garage, and a pool and patio that provide views seldom seen on postcards. It’s why we bought the home. The hot water heater is solar assisted, and in the summer you won’t run electricity to the hot water heater at all.

This home is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home and roughly 1800 square feet in size. It sits on a 1.10 acre lot with stunning views of the Catalina Mountains. It has a fireplace as well as heat pump for heating (and cooling – heat pump/AC).

This home is very energy efficient with straw-bale insulation, active solar assisted water heater, septic and Lago del Oro water company has limited customers and well over 100yr assured water supply from clean and local wells.

Rural setting just off the beaten path one mile away from the acclaimed Miraval Resort and Spa. Grocery stores are close and there’s a new mini-mall with shopping and a movie theater a few miles down Oracle road. This neighborhood is quiet and safe; We know and love all our neighbors.

The Town of Oro Valley is 9 miles away to the south and Tucson City Center is 22 miles to the south. Very drivable if you plan a day at the zoo, botanical gardens or to see a U of A game.

For more information on this home, please leave a comment below and I will connect you with the owner. They are asking $375,000. In the mean time, I’ve attached a few more photos to give you a look at the property. Enjoy!

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Andrew Morison is a specialist in straw bale and green construction. He has shown thousands of people how to build their own straw bale projects through his comprehensive series of instructional straw bale, concrete foundation, and plastering DVDs, as well as his hands on workshops. You can check these out at

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