Types of Homes | Santa Fe style Architecture available at Birds of a Feather Community in Pecos, NM
The homes at Birds of a Feather will ultimately complete this sense of community!
We believe that many people are interested in simplifying, and reallocating their time and personal resources to the things that give them pleasure and their lives a sense of meaning. To that regard, we encourage our lot owners to build homes with a smaller “footprint” allowing the emphasis to be put on interior detail and livability rather than quantity of space. Our covenants currently allow homes of between 960 to 3000 square feet.
Our first development phase consisted of eighteen ¼ to one-acre lots designed for homes of three design types; "Casitas", EcoNests and Single-Family Homes. All eighteen lots were sold to gays and lesbians from all over the country between 2004 to 2006. Since then, eight homes have been built and they represent each type of housing available in the community; 3 casitas, 2 EcoNests and 3 custom designed single family homes. We have recently added a "Little House" floor plan of approximately 960 sq. ft. that may be built on a few re-sale lots available in Phase I or Los Nidos lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 of Phase II.
The down turn of the economy slowed our growth temporarily, but we are resuming home construction in 2014.
We are also offering for sale lots in Phase II which we are calling Hawk's Landing at Birds of a Feather Community. The lots range in size from 1/2 acre to 3+ acres and all have large pine trees and great views!
EcoNests or traditional single-family homes can be built on a few of these lots or you may choose one of six designated lots to build your "nest"... Los Nidos... a beautiful and energy effiecient home that has also been very well designed for your comfort!
All types of homes are conceived and constructed in the Santa Fe Spirit using Southwestern architecture or contemporary versions thereof. We also have a strong commitment to preserve our land and natural resources. To this end, we encourage all of our lot buyers to consider alternative building methods to create healthful, resource-conscious places of beauty!
Paula Baker-Laporte, architect, baubiologist and author specializing in healthy ecological design, says that “living in harmony with nature is essential to our physical, mental, and spiritual well being.” We agree.
If you would like to consider using some alternative/sustainable building methods for your home, an architect and/or builder from our approved list would be available to talk to you about some of the natural and indigenous materials and building methods that are available today; such as straw-clay EcoNests, E-crete, Faswall, ICF and natural plaster finishes and flooring of tile, brick, stone or wood.
Please use the links below to learn more about some of the alternative building materials available today.