by Bevin Theodore
Nestled amid 1.7 million acres of national forest in southwestern Colorado, the VISION House at Mariposa Meadows offers a glimpse into the future of sustainable housing. The community sits 10,000 feet high in the San Juan Mountains near Telluride, a remote location marked by harsh winters and the threat of wildfires. The property is completely off grid, with a ground-mounted solar array that generates 12 kilowatts and three buildings designed to integrate seamlessly with the surrounding environment. Each structure, optimized for energy, space efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction, is built with the best sustainable products on the market. The result is peak performance, comfort and long-term savings.