The Most Versatile and Economical building design in the world.
An Earthship is a radically sustainable building made of recycled materials.

An Earthship is defined by the following 6 principles:

- Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling
- Solar & Wind Electricity
- Contained Sewage Treatment
- Built with Natural & Recycled Materials
- Water Harvesting
- Food Production


An Earthship is a new kind of building, a new kind of architecture. It is so new, we call it Biotecture. However, we have been doing this for over 40 years.

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An Earthship is a building that will take care of you, while still being sustainable, affordable, strong and meeting your local building codes.


Earthship Biotecture is a design/construction company based in Taos, NM, USA.
We travel the world teaching and building Earthships for people.
Contact us at the Earthship World Headquarters... Visit, stay a while, build with us. How many Earthships can we build together?

Nightly Rentals | Seminars | Internships | Academy


Giant Tire PileBegin here

  1. Watch an Earthship webinar online.
  2. Earthships: I Want One
    - steps to get into your sustainable home and life.
  3. Get the Introductory Earthship Package
    - Earthship Volume I and Comfort in Any Climate
  4. article: A Look at the Location for your Earthship
    - location, location, location
  5. articles:
    A Look at Climate
    A Look at You
    A Look at Earthship Designs
  6. Get an Earthship Book or Video.
  7. Attend an Earthship Seminar or Internship.
  8. Rent an Earthship for a few nights.
  9. Ready to Begin: Get an Earthship Consultation.
  10. Buy an Earthship.
  11. Build an Earthship.

Contact us here or call 575-751-0462


Earthships provide security in economically unsecure times.


Earthships cost about the same as a conventional home, but a conventional home does not come with all the electricity and water you will use. A conventional home is bad for the planet, is not strong and uses materials that require a lot of fossil fuels to manufacture and get to your building site.


Earthship Kitchen

Earthships can provide you with carbon credits, tax incentives and a higher resale value.

Design / Construction Services:

Single family residence, Residential developments, Commercial Structures, Demonstration and Disaster Relief Projects.


Earthship Biotecture
PO Box 1041 / Taos, NM 87571
575-751-0462 (questions)
1-(800)-841-9249 (store)



Earthship "Build" Opportunities

Earthship “Builds” are opportunities to work side by side with our crew in locations all over the globe. Most builds will take an Earthship from to start to finish. Interns participating in these builds pay a registration fee and are responsible for their own accommodations, food and travel. Lunch is provided. Build Opportunities are posted on the front page of this site as they become available.


Earthship Intern Program

The Earthship Intern Program is a month long live/work/learn experience at our headquarters in Taos, New Mexico. Participants will live in an Earthship and work up to five days per week on Earthship projects in the Greater World Community.

Interns participating in this program pay a housing fee and are responsible for their own food and transportation. Those who complete the session will earn a certificate to attend an Earthship Seminar for free and may attend Academy classes at a discounted rate.


Earthship Biotecture Academy

The Earthship Biotecture Academy offers extensive training in Earthship design principles, construction methods and philosophy. Academy classes, labs, tours and hands-on construction techniques are led by Michael Reynolds and a staff of top Earthship builders, electricians, plumbers, plant specialists and educators. We are building an Earthship Army and the Academy offers education for those who are excited to learn and live the Earthship philosophy and help expand it globally. We will be offering 5 Academy sessions in 2014 in Taos, New Mexico.





Earthship Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Earthship HQ
Date: 30 November 2015

Earthship HQ
Date: 11 January 2016

Earthship HQ
Date: 08 February 2016

Earthship HQ
Date: 07 March 2016

Earthship HQ
Date: 11 July 2016

Earthship HQ
Date: 09 August 2016

Earthship HQ
Date: 07 November 2016

Earthship HQ
Date: 05 December 2016

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EarthRhythm Event in Toronto Nov, 2015

EarthRhythm Event in Toronto Nov, 2015 Michael Reynolds of Earthship Biotecture presents Sustainable Autonomy for Everyone. Earthrhythm November 28, Toronto. Jane Mallett Theatre. modern     LES STROUD 'SURVIVORMAN' - PRESENTS - 'Survivorman: Reconnecting to the Earth' MICHAEL REYNOLDS - PRESENTS 'Sustainable Autonomy for Everyone' KELLY ELSON - PRESENTS - The Psychic Earth DR. ROBERT SCHOCH - PRESENTS: Earth Rhythms and Cosmic...Read More

A call to arms for the Global Earthship Army

A call to arms for the Global Earthship Army We recognize the current and pressing nature of the Syrian refugee crisis. The German Prime Minister has stated, “If Germany can’t show a friendly face in an emergency situation, then this is not my country.” We are proposing/planning a small city prototype that is the campus of an International Earthship Academy that teaches Syrians (alongside Europeans) how to build a city for themselves while at the same...Read More

Guided Earthship Tours

Guided Earthship Tours In addition to the self guided tour that goes through our Earthship Visitor Center daily, we also have  2 kinds of guided tours. Guided tours are generally reserved for groups of 10 or more, however, we can accommodate a smaller group for a minimum of $100. 1) The Guided tour through our Earthship Visitor Center includes: Admittance to the building which is very similar to a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, packaged...Read More

Earthship Biotecture and the University of New Mexico

Earthship Biotecture and the University of New Mexico Earthship Biotecture has partnered with the University of New Mexico to offer an accredited college class in the Construction Technologies department.  “Introduction to Earthship Biotecture” covers the basics of Earthshjp’s integrated design process and construction methods. This fall we will be offering our third semester of this course.  We hope to develop this partnership into full accreditation for...Read More

Out Of The Blue: Exclusive Behind The Scenes & Earthship Video

Out Of The Blue: Exclusive Behind The Scenes & Earthship Video Take a look inside Earthship, a sustainable and self-contained green building in Taos, New Mexico and check out exclusive behind the scenes photos of our latest collection, Out Of The Blue. One of the biggest factors in planning a shoot is finding a location that complements the story and clothing. For the Out of the Blue homepage we knew New Mexico would be the perfect backdrop; from white sands, to endless...Read More

Cash for Trash on National Geographic

Cash for Trash on National Geographic In more ways than we know, our lives are built on trash. If you stacked up all the world's old junkyard tires, they would reach to the moon and back. So what can we do with them all? How about building houses.  Invented by architect Michael Reynolds of Taos, New Mexico, Earthships are custom-built, off-the-grid houses built from recycled materials, like recycled bottles (pictured), aluminum cans, used tires,...Read More

"The American Dream" Earthships

"The American Dream Project" travelled around the United States on motorcycles visiting towns and communities in search of places where the American Dream is still alive.  In the "Taos: Innovation" episode they visited the Greater World Earthship Community and the Earthship Academy.  They spoke with Earthship Founder Michael Reynolds, Academy advisor Tom Duke and a few of the students.  They also pitched in and...Read More

The "Extraordinary" Mike Reynolds

Mike Reynolds is featured amongst 50 people who fit the category of "extraordinary." By: Peter Horsfield "Sustainable, comfortable and eco-friendly. These are just a few of the words that one can use to describe the architectural wonders called “Earthships” that were designed and constructed by Mike Reynolds, an architect with an environmentalist perspective. Mike’s designs may often be regarded by many...Read More

Earthship-Festival in Köln Holweide

Zur Feier des #earthday war das noch3 Team am Earthship-Festival in Köln Holweide mit gutem Essen und functional Training auch vertreten. #eatclean #traindirty #noch3 #earthday #earthship #easyearthshipcrew #cologne A photo posted by Noch3 Performance Center (@noch3_performance) on Apr 22, 2015 at 12:13pm PDT

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About Earthship Biotecture

Earthship construction drawings are designed to meet standard building code requirements so you can get a permit no matter where you are. Earthship Biotecture is beyond LEED Architecture. Earthships are green buildings that meet standard building codes. EarthshipBiotecture is based on the work of principal architect, Michael Reynolds. (see: media resume)

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+1 (575) 751-0462
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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1041
Taos, NM  87571