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​​​​​​Gallery of NEW buildings illustrating a wide range of styles from contemporary to traditional to destination buildings

Adobe, compressed earth block
and rammed earth construction

Lime, earth and clay plastering

Residential, commercial,
government and historic

Custom Fireplaces-


The earthen fireplaces handcrafted by New Mexico Earth Works are each unique and customized for their location.   This free form fireplace, for example, is the centerpiece of a large contemporary great room.  Outdoor dining pavilions are another opportunity for a striking fireplace.  More traditional homes often have custom kiva-style fireplaces inside and outside as well as hornos for cooking bread.  We can even restore historic fireplaces. 


New Mexico Earth Works, LLC.

Sean Kaltenbach, Custom Builder


Lime, Clay, and Earthen Plastering


New Mexico Earth Works has deep and unique experience with traditional lime plasters and  other earthen plasters.  They provide excellent protection to interior and  exterior structure and insulate building components.   They also provide  a vast array of interesting textures and colors.  NEW works with a wide range of formulas to achieve special textures and colors for each surface.  Earthen plasters are also attractive because they are less toxic and energy intesive than traditional wall coverings and are generally easily repaired.


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