Beautiful House For Sale: Live the Straw Bale Dream in Colorado!

Live the straw bale dream in Colorado in this beautiful home for sale in Walsenburg, Colorado. The current owners hosted one of our all-time favourite workshops for their build. We can tell you from direct experience that this home is masterfully designed and built. The contractors who did the framing, roofing, etc did a superb job. The current owners didn’t skimp on any part of the build. It was an absolute joy to bale and we can highly recommend this home.¬†

Listing Description:

“Incredible views, exceptional build quality, fabulous location and beautiful finishings… This is what you get and more in this rare find just outside of town in a gated neighbourhood. The home is straw bale construction, creating wonderful temperature control and efficiency, along with simple beauty.

The home has an open layout, great views from every direction and lots of sunlight. The chef’s kitchen has a huge island, high end appliances and a perfect layout. Two ensuite master bedrooms on the main level with a fabulous loft and bathroom upstairs provide flexibility and room for everyone. The property Borders the Golf Course and Lathrop State Park, has city water, is five minutes away from highway and truly provides easy living.”

Click HERE for the full listing.

Custom finish details in the main home include:

Open layout

Chef’s kitchen with huge island

Two ensuite master bedrooms on ground floor

Additional loft area with third bathroom/home office

Radiant floor heating

Earthen floor made with site-sourced clay

Earthen floor finished with Bioshield hard oil #9 and Bioshield wax

Solid wood doors (hickory)

Solid wood metal clad windows

Metal roof with R-48 insulated panels

94% efficiency condensing boiler for water heater

Concrete slab foundation below earthen floor

Covered porch

Property features:

RV parking on site

City water/Septic system

Stunning mountain views

Adjoins golf course, greenbelt, and Lathrop State Park

5 minutes from highway

Gated Black Diamond neighbourhood

Close to town/1 mile from modern hospital 


Home/lot size and price:

619 Black Diamond Dr, Walsenburg, CO

0.75 acres

2 bedroom/3 bath

2,388 Sq Ft

Built 2014



For more information, please click on the listing page HERE. 



2 Responses to Beautiful House For Sale: Live the Straw Bale Dream in Colorado!

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    glen canale Thu, December 30, 2021 at 5:31 pm #

    Zillow has this as pending and shows it as 1900 sq. feet?

  2. Andrew Morrison
    Andrew Morrison Sat, January 1, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

    Hi Glen. I just looked it up and see that it is “contingent”. I guess that’s Zillow’s way of saying pending. It’s interesting that they have the square footage at 1933 as the square footage we’re using on the blog post was given to us by the owner. My guess is that Zillow is using county tax assessor information and that the assessor is taxing based on interior square footage (plus a little to approximate conventional framing) rather than the exterior face to exterior face measurements. I always suggest to bale home owners that they speak with their tax office to make sure they aren’t being taxed on exterior measurements (as it the normal approach) as this translates to a penalty for having thick, energy efficient walls. That’s my guess.

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