The Salamander Co. LLC. has been building beautiful custom homes in the Taos area since 1998. We began specializing in Straw Bale building and have evolved to incorporate other technologies from Adobe to Frame, Pumice-Crete, SIPS panels and more. We are focusing and learning more from the developing Building Sciences arena and are incorporating many Passive House inspired methods and procedures into our builds as a matter of course. Paying close attention to air and water mangement systems while applying the appropriate levels of insulation into our projects allow them to be very comfortable and energy effiecient. As we have grown in our experience, we have come to believe that building in a sustainable way is as much about the aesthetics of a home as it is the materials used. By using regionally produced materials from straw bales and adobe bricks, to small scale forested Douglas Fir we are able to strike a healthy balance between sustainable building materials and mainstream building products. A natural curiosity and practical knowledge have helped us to discover techniques and procedures that yield homes that are warm and inviting, and also perform well.
Over the years we have expanded to include custom cabinetry, woodwork, and mosaic tile work. Rainwater roof catchment for domestic use and landscaping is becoming a growing need and we have the experience and expertise to incorporate these systems into our projects. We enjoy each phase of the process of building and are always open to new ideas and materials. Efficiency, comfort and beauty are what our clients expect from us and we work hard to deliver.
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