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Price-Herndl Home
This is an adobe and frame home of 2,000 Sq. Ft. It is a passive solar home that used less than one half of a tank of propane in the first 2 years it was occupied. It features skylights with movable reflectors for solar heating and controllable natural light. more images
Grenko-Miale Home
This is a conventionally framed home that has a pitched metal roof, interior mass walls for passive solar heating, and extensive exterior living spaces. More images
Rose Home
This is an all-electric home of about 2,500 sq. Ft. with super insulated walls and ceiling.
Gordon-Bunge Home
This is a passive solar adobe that has never required a furnace. It include seismic resistant features. More images
Baker-Gregware Home
This is a 3,000 Sq. Ft. home with both active and passive heating and radiant cooling. It is adobe with 18” thick walls, extensive custom woodwork, and a sunroom. more images
Smith – Murray Guest House
The Smith – Murray guest house is 700 Sq. Ft. It is passive solar built with adobe. It has the first radiant (hydronic) cooling system in Southern NM. more images
Galves Home
The Galves residence is an active solar home built in 1984. It has 6,000 heated Sq. Ft. with covered parking for 6 vehicles, 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, and custom doors, cabinets, and millwork by Sun & Earth.
Russ Home
The Russ house is a re-modeled adobe featuring additional insulation, a metal roof, and an exterior wall of stabilized adobe.
Barty Home
The Barty house is a 2,500 sq. ft. home with exposed adobe walls, cherry wood floors and cabinets, adjustable skylights, one of the first grid-tie solar electric systems locally, and radiant cooling and heating with a ground source heat pump. more images
Engler Home
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Price-Herndl Home

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Custom Home
This is an adobe and frame home of 2,000 Sq. Ft. It is a passive solar home that used less than one half of a tank of propane in the first 2 years it was occupied. It features skylights with movable reflectors for solar heating and controllable natural light.
Price-Herndl Home

Baker-Gregware Home

This is a 3,000 Sq. Ft. home with both active and passive heating and radiant cooling. It is adobe with 18” thick walls, extensive custom woodwork, and a sunroom.


“Our new home is 3,000 square feet. The temperature within the new home remains constant and comfortable from day to night and throughout the seasons. Our former home was smaller (1,100 square feet), yet the utility bills were higher. Even with electric heat, the old house was often cold on winter evenings.”


“We were impressed by the quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail. We appreciate Sun & Earth’s customer-friendly approach. We felt part of a collaborative effort to bring our dream house to fruition.”
”the in-floor radiant heating system is much less drying than forced air during the winter months.”

the house has not required heavy maintenance due to the quality of materials and workmanship, high quality stucco, roofing, insulation and other features that have saved money over time

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Dining Room Woodwork

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“We are very pleased. The house has exceeded our expectations in terms of aesthetics, quality, and energy efficiency.”
“Friends from Germany said this was the most beautiful house that they had ever seen that real people lived in.”
Dr. Nancy Baker and Dr. Peter Gregware, professors at NMSU, eight years after initial construction, typical results of Sun and Earth client oriented approach.

Barty Home

Custom Home

“I knew that Jim Graham was the only builder I would ever work with. He is a man of such incredible integrity, and he really cares. He cares about the environment, he cares about his clients and he cares about the houses he builds. Jim is a gem.”

“I had almost no propane bill for the winter.”

“Right now, even with my air conditioner on all the time, El Paso Electric is still sending me payments of about $90 a month.”

SANDRA BARTY, homeowner

Sun and Earth Construction