Eco Community with over 1000 private acres, animal friendly, amenities, miles of trails to enjoy.
Caballos de las Estrellas includes over 1000 private acres with miles of trails to ride, hike, or bike on. Caballos surrounds another 160 acres of land locked BLM and much of Caballos borders BLM and state land. Our climate is mild, the area has a very low population, clean air, good aquifer, and magnificent natural surroundings.
www.caballosdelasestrellas.com Portal, AZ / Rodeo, NM
Caballos is well established, innovative, and financially sound. The best and most workable concepts from many sources and philosophies were used to develop the design plan for Caballos and we continue to refine it. We value personal freedom and creativity while working together as a community. We believe in a life that is beautifully lived and well balanced so amenities, events, parties, classes, lectures, and adventures are all part of the design.
You can now be part of Caballos if you have a RV or Tiny House. 4 large pet friendly sites available. 2 full utility (electric, water, septic) 2 eco sites (water only for alternative systems). Enjoy everything Caballos has to offer, bring your talents, and grow with us. Our newest addition. Tiny House builder available.
The homes are clustered along the roads/trails which allows wildlife to move through almost the entire development unhampered. Most residents dedicate a portion of their lots to some type of wildlife habitat enhancement. Most of our residents are incorporating Eichler Home, earthship, or atrium design concepts into their homes. Bringing life inside your home for beauty, food, and air quality. Lowering our footprint is important, but in the end, it is the degree to which we give back to the earth that is the real key to a sustainable life and our moral responsibility.
How things work at Caballos. We have private lots and RV/Tiny House sites, community grounds, free enterprise, and shared income areas. The 80 acres of community grounds will include the amenities (equestrian center, clubhouse, gym, pool, sports court), the community self-sufficiency permaculture farm project, shared income (guest house, Tiny House/RV sites, farmer’s market, events), and part of the wildlife habitat enhancement project. Projects are in various stages of completion and nothing is posted on the website until finished or announced until paid for or under construction. The 38 acres of commercial offers an opportunity for free enterprise along with community owned businesses like a farmer’s market. Private lots are your sanctuary space to enjoy nature with your animals or develop a small cottage industry like – a llama or horse ranch, computer services, or an art studio. The sale of private lots funds the infra-structure, amenities, and development of the community grounds. If you decide to leave Caballos, the sale of your lot will help you start your new life with some financial security. Yes, we are very different but it is working. We have a stable long term community with almost no turn-over or burn-out. We have no mandatory – chore lists, work schedule, hours required, or community meals. What you put in, you get out – and it is a beautiful thing to see just how self-motivated people naturally are when they are working at their own pace and at what they enjoy and believe in.
Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency:
Our goal is working with nature with an emphasis on sustainability and self-sufficiency within the development. Caballos de las Estrellas is always working toward a harmonious relationship with our environment from providing eco friendly products and innovation, to wildlife habitat enhancement, to education and events. I strongly recommend the book “Man Swarm” by Dave Foreman for any eco community. “What ‘sustainability’ means has also been seen through the lens of Man’s needs. A society is not truly sustainable if it brings on extinction of other Earthlings or if it tames its lands and waters” “Per capita sprawl comes from bigger homes and lots, and is tweaked by tax, zoning, and transportation policies, while population sprawl comes from more bodies. Looked at overall, the two were nearly even for how much sprawl they drove, but population growth came out somewhat higher.”
We are an animal friendly community at a time when many people who live with animals are finding themselves faced with oppressive restrictions and less space designated for large animals every year. There is no charge for keeping horses and some livestock at the equestrian center but you can also keep them on your own lot. We have members that work in animal rescue and our community is dedicated to giving back to the earth and earthlings.
For years I have watched people put a great deal of effort into designing beautiful livable and environmentally sound concept communities, but over the years few have materialized and life goes on as usual. It takes a great deal of money and commitment to move from start up to something solid and established. Most dreams and projects rarely get off the ground. We are left with government solutions and history proves that the nature of government is and has always been parasitic and self-serving with a small disconnected privileged elite class at the top. Marxist or Neocon, the results have been the same worldwide, no matter how utopian the dream they are pitching. Elites and serfs, nowhere to run, no personal control. I believe real change will only come from the ground up within a growing group of small communities, each with their own vision. These communities remain the wisest places to test and refine concepts. Caballos is one of those communities and we welcome you to see if our vision works for you.