Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico: Photo Gallery

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Baja California Beach

Rocky Beach at Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico "Founders' Neighborhood" in the Villages of Loreto Bay clusters along the rocky beach near Loreto in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo © Jackie Craven

Home and Neighborhood Design in the New Urbanist Community of Loreto Bay

The Villages of Loreto Bay is an eco-friendly, New Urbanist community now under construction along the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Click on the photos below to see home designs and views of "Founder's Neighborhood" at Loreto Bay.

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To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Sea of Cortez Coast

Rocks and mountains along the coast in Baja California Sur
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Baja California Sur offers dramatic, unspoiled views of mountains and sea. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Baja California Landscape

Mountain and sea in Baja California Sur, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The rocky beaches are unspoiled in Baja California Sur. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Baja California Beach

Rocky beach in Baja California Sur, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Rocks and desert line the coast in Baja California Sur. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Ayrie Cunliffe, Project Architect

Ayrie Cunliffe, Project Architect
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Ayrie Cunliffe of British Columbia is the Project Architect for the Villages of Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Cunliff is a ‘green architect' who specializes in sustainable design. Here he shows the plans for "Founders Village" to a home buyer. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Construction at Loreto Bay

Villages of Loreto Bay Construction Site
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The earth block homes are being constructed on the scenic coastline near Loreto in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Loreto Bay Terrace

Roof-top terrace of a Loreto Bay Village Home
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The roof-top terrace of this Loreto Bay Village Home offers sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Window View at Loreto Bay

Scenic view from a window in a Loreto Bay Village Home, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The Loreto Bay Village Homes are situated to take advantage of scenic views and cooling sea breezes. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Founders' Neighborhood in Loreto Bay

Walkway through Founders' Neighborhood in Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Walkways wind past homes and shops in the pedestrian-friendly Founders' Neighborhood at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Spanish Colonial Styling

Inside a Village Home in Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Traditional Spanish Colonial architecture inspires the Village Homes at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Notice the terra cotta floors, plaster walls, and natural woodwork. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Loreto Bay Courtyard

Loreto Bay Courtyard
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Interior courtyards are a popular feature of the homes in "Founders' Neighborhood" at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Architectural Details

The Villages of Loreto Bay - Cedar Door
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The doors and architectural accents are made with Bolivian Cedar (Roble Boliviano). The wood is finished with two coats of hand-rubbed oil. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Terra Cotta Floors

Terra Cotta Floors at Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The terra cotta floors cast a warm glow inside the earth-friendly homes. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Kiva Fireplace at Loreto Bay

Loreto Bay Kiva Fireplace
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico A traditional adobe kiva fireplace brings warmth to the earthen home at Loreto Bay. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Loreto Bay Courtyard

Loreto Bay Courtyard
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The upper level looks down on the interior courtyard in this Loreto Bay home. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Open Spaces in Loreto Bay

Residents gaze through an open window in Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Open windows and private courtyards allow residents of Loreto Bay to commune with nature. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Courtyard Fountain

Loreto Bay Fountain
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico A fountain is the focal point in the interior courtyard of this Loreto Bay home. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Village Home Bathroom

The Villages of Loreto Bay - Bathroom
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The bathroom overlooks an interior courtyard in this "Founders' Neighborhood" home. Frosted privacy glass will be added to the completed house. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Open Kitchen

Kitchen of a Loreto Bay Village Home
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The tiled kitchen is open to the great room. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Kitchen Details

Kitchen sink in a Loreto Bay Village Home
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Water-saving faucets and Energy Star appliances make Village Homes in Loreto Bay especially efficient. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Porcelain Tiles

Kitchen of a Village home in Loreto Bay
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Porcelain tiles and woven woodwork give the kitchen a Mexican flavor in this Loreto Bay home. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Village Home Patio

Patio with sink
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Gardeners will delight in the outdoor sink and potting station on the patio of this Loreto Bay Village Home. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning

The Villages of Loreto Bay - Air Conditioning
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Thick earthen walls and ocean breezes help keep the homes at Loreto Bay cool. The space-saving, energy-efficient air conditioning may not be needed. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Founders' Neighborhood

Homes in Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Homes and shops cluster close together in the New Urbanist community. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Service Window

Service Window in a home at Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Many of the Village Homes in Loreto Bay have a small service window with a door. Residents can opt to have food delivered through this window. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Founders' Village

Village Homes in Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The Villages of Loreto Bay may remind you of an old European town with homes nestled close to a meandering walkway. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Terrace Gardens

Terrace garden at Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Residents of Loreto Bay can opt to have the Village landscaping service tend the terrace and courtyard gardens. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Roof-top Terrace

Garden Pergola in Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Homes are clustered close together in the Loreto Bay Villages. The roof-top terraces take the place of front yards and gardens. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Water Channels

Loreto Bay Water Channel
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Water channels wind through the villages at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Outdoor Living Spaces

Terrace of a Loreto Bay Village Home, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Private terraces and courtyards allow the residents of Loreto Bay enjoy the warm climate of Baja California Sur. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Garden Pergola

Garden Pergola in Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico A wooden garden pergola shelters the roof-top terrace in this Loreto Bay Village Home. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Decorative Roof Vent

Decorative roof vent in Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Exhaust vents are incorporated into the architectural design on the roof-top terrace. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Roof-top Cupola

Photo of a roof cupola in Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The roof-top cupola has doors so that residents can control the flow of air into the home. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

What Is a Cupola?

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Mountain Views

Mountain view at Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Homes that do not face the sea offer scenic views of the mountains or green spaces surrounding the Villages of Loreto Bay. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Landscape Design

Garden at Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Saline-tolerant local plants are used in the landscape design at Loreto Bay in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Rob Kater of EcoScapes

Rob Kater of EcoScapes at Loreto Bay
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Rob Kater, president of EcoScapes, helps supply saline-tolerant plants for landscaping at Loreto Bay. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Agriculture Center

Plants at the Loreto Bay Agriculture Center
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico At the Agriculture Center, plants are raised to restore the estuaries and to provide greenery for landscaping in the Loreto Bay Villages. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Mangrove Trees

Loreto Bay Mangrove Trees
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Mangrove trees help prevent soil erosion in the Loreto Bay estuary. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Mangrove Roots

Mangrove roots at Loreto Bay, Mexico
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico Mangrove trees are an important part of the eco-system in the estuaries at Loreto Bay. The roots provide a safe habitat for sea life. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.

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Sea of Cortez Coast

Loreto Bay Bird
Photos from the Villages of Loreto Bay, Mexico The estuary at Loreto Bay is a haven for many forms of life. Look closely and you will see a camouflaged bird perched on the rocky hillside. Photo © Jackie Craven

To learn more about the eco-friendly houses and neighborhoods in Loreto Bay, see Building a Healthy Village.