This home was built by Soledad Canyon Earth Builders in the exclusive golf course community of Picacho Hills in Las Cruces NM .This 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home is constructed with 18″ Rammed Earth walls. It was custom built for clients in 2004. The thickness and radius create a soft look of Santa Fe . […]
You have landed on this page because you are searching for subjects related to earth building or custom home building. Soledad Canyon Earth Builders, after 30+ years, is no longer in the business of building homes. We have retired. We do, however, continue to support the industry of earth building. We continue to leave our website (Soledad Canyon Earth Builders) active and online in order to give you another source of ideas, historical information, photographs, and resources.
We encourage you to continue your search for information, resources, classes and builders who know earth building….adobe, rammed earth, compressed earth block, etc. by visiting The Earthbuilders’ Guild website. We have supported The Earthbuilders’ Guild for many years, Pat has served on its Board of Directors for 9 years. You will find many resources to guide you at www.theearthbuildersguild.com.
We must highlight the Earthbuilders’ Guild, a 501c(6) corporation registered in New Mexico as a Businessperson’s League, representing those who earn their living either wholly or partly through Earthbuilding (adobe, compressed earth block, rammed earth, etc.) Members of TEG are contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, installers, architects, draftspersons, etc. Its purpose is to represent and promote the Earthen Construction Industry of New Mexico and the Southwest to the interested public; clarify misconceptions about adobe, compressed earth block and rammed earth; and act as a volunteer, qualified interface with officials when building codes that affect its members are written, adopted or modified. The National Code change and adoption cycle is every three years. Thus, one of TEG’s duties is to anticipate and stay alert to new codes that are coming through the regulations pipeline that can affect its members and the industry. TEG philosophy is to be proactive about code matters, as opposed to doing nothing and allowing the Earthen Building Codes to become obsolete or written by unqualified parties. TEG may also foster research into the structural or thermal suitability of native materials as well as hybrid and alternative wall systems that relate to earthen and passive solar construction. At the TEG website you will find many resources, including a section on earthen building codes.
The Organ Mountains serve as a perfect backdrop to Soledad Canyon Earth Builder’s latest creation. This 2, 727 sq. ft. rammed earth home sits on the eastern side of Las Cruces, New Mexico. We have affectionately nicknamed this home “Casa de Tierra 2010?. It is a three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with an open […]
This custom home has a twelve sided polygon shaped great room. A fireplace is in the center of the great room with a built in sitting area and adobe wall. This house was custom designed with the clients style as well as energy efficient attributes in mind. The exterior walls of this home are 18″ […]
In this gallery you can view a collection of photos taken from our portfolio of homes. It is a true testament to our timeless design and construction. Being custom home builders has allowed us to explore many different design styles of architecture. Whether it be rammed earth or framed, we will integrate your ideas and […]
The historic town of Mesilla is located next to the city of Las Cruces in Southern New Mexico. A perfect setting to create history. Soledad Canyon Earth Builders’ mission is to build homes that will be historic homes. Homes that will last through many generations. Bill Perry and Sally Williams’ home located in Mesilla will […]
This particular project gave us a chance to show you another side of Soledad Canyon Earth Builders. The style of this home was not our typical southwestern/New Mexico look. We dubbed it the Alameda Style.Uniquely Alameda! With its pitched roof line, wood floors, white painted cabinets and trim it blends right into the neighborhood. Yet, […]