If you dream about surrounding yourself in the seclusion and tranquility of nature while enjoying life in a tiny house, you will want to plan an escape to the Good Karma Cottage. This tiny retreat is right by Quemado village in the heart of Western New Mexico mountain country.
The Good Karma Cottage may be modest in size, but the expansive views from the porch are anything but humble.
You can reach the cabin by driving up a 700-foot driveway behind a gate. With 17 acres of desert around you, you can watch elk, red hawks, coyotes and other wild animals from the porch, or you can set up your telescope and gaze up at the stars at night.
Here you will never have to be worried about being disturbed by busybody neighbors or the roar of traffic.
You can just sit contentedly on the porch and immerse yourself in the magic of nature.
The view seems to stretch on forever.
The porch is large enough to entertain guests as well if you’d like some company. Now let’s go inside.
I think I’d be tempted to just leave this door wide open all the time! The view is phenomenal, and I can’t imagine how nice the fresh air would be.
The kitchen is truly lovely. It has an old-fashioned country feel to it, evoking a rustic ambiance. It is outfitted with all the appliances you could ask for, including a spacious sink, a fridge, and a propane cooktop.
Imagine standing here and cooking, glancing outside now and again to spot a red hawk circling overhead.
The bedroom is a separate room. A sliding barn door acts as a divider with the kitchen. The door can be pulled open for an airy, roomy feel, or it can be shut to provide the occupant of the bedroom with some privacy.
The décor is simple, rustic, and utterly charming.
The doors in this home are works of art in their own right.
A ladder painted red to match the sliding barn doors leads up to the loft.
If you wanted, you could probably fit an additional bed up here. Otherwise you could use it for storage.
The beams in the ceiling have been painted red as well, and so has the trim throughout the house.
Here is yet another sleeping space.
Another sliding barn door leads to the bathroom. There is a small shower consisting of little more than a basin and a curtain. The composting toilet in the bathroom is brand new.
On the roof, you will find a couple of solar panels. LED lights are used to conserve power. A solar water panel affixed to a circulator pump allows you to heat water for cooking and washing dishes. You can keep yourself warm day and night using a propane heater. An outhouse, storage shed, and set of tools are included with the home as well. Believe it or not, you can even get cell service out here. The signal is faint, but it exists.
Need to grab supplies? You can drive fifteen minutes and find yourself at Quemado. In this village, there is a general store, a hardware store, a couple of gas stations, and even a restaurant. If you need access to more amenities, you can drive to Springerville in Arizona or Grants in New Mexico. You also are not far from Gila National Forest as well as El Malpais National Monument, two beautiful destinations well worth exploring.
Both Good Karma Cottage and the land it is situated on are up for sale for a total of $74,900 (as of the time of this writing). This is an amazing deal considering you are getting a finished home, lots of appliances, and 17 acres of amazing wilderness. Learn more or get in contact with the owner here.