An Earthship is a structure built with natural and recycled materials such as rubber tires packed with dirt, glass bottles, concrete, and aluminum cans. Each Earthship contains its own water capturing and treatment system and passive solar and photovoltic cell energy system, allowing a family to live, in most cases, completely independent of commercial water and power supplies. What could be better than never again paying a power bill? And there's the added benefit of knowing you are part of the global warming solution instead of the problem.
Since its inception in 1968, Earthships have been built around the globe using materials indigenous to the area, providing quality housing where none was available before. Outside of Taos, New Mexico an entire community of Earthships stretches across hundreds of acres. At The Greater World Earthship Community families live out the dream of architect Mike Reynolds....affordable, sustainable, off the grid housing.