There we were . . . tooling down HWY 64 towards Taos, NM and Oscar says "Hey Pete! Get a load of those buildings, didn't we just see them on TV?" We did . . . so we just had to stop in and take an up close look at EARTHSHIP!
Imagine the temperature outside is 29 degrees and you have no electrical or gas heating in your home. Scary? Not if your home is an Earthship design with Thermal/Solar heating! Your home could be a comfy 70 degrees on the inside. Go figure . . .
About 15 minutes west of Taos, NM is the most unique housing development I've ever seen. Earthship Is a design concept that takes a moment to wrap your head around, but after you've done it you realize how much sense it makes. Made of recycled materials, an Earthship home maximizes the following principles: Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling; Solar & Wind Electricity; Contained sewage treatment; Natural & Recycled Materials for building; Water Harvesting; Food Production.
Off in the distance beyond this Residents Only sign are numerous Earthship homes comfortably nestled into the landscape.
You just never know what marvel is around the next bend as you travel through this great country . . .