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“. . . the Earthship is the epitome of sustainable design and construction. No part of sustainable living has been ignored in this ingenious building.”

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 Earthship.  The floor plan of the building has been altered, and is set up like a gallery.  There is a 15 minute video and a 45 minute slideshow, along with tons of literature, and photos.  There is also a gift shop and various pathways outside for you to walk and see the exteriors of some of the other structures in the immediate area. One of our friendly staff members will be available to guide your group through this facility and answer all of your questions:)
Cost for this tour is $7 per person
Please schedule at least 1.5 hours

2) The Guided Tour through the Community Includes:
The same tour through the Earthship Visitor Center, as well as a tour through several homes / buildings in the community.  this second option is reserved for groups of 10 people or more.
Cost for this tour is $12 for students $15 for adults
Please schedule at least 2.5 hours
This second tour needs to start between 10:30 & 11:00am.

To schedule a tour, please contact the Earthship Visitor Center directly Monday – Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm MST
(575) 613 – 4409.

If you would like to see more of the Earthship Community and really experience an Earthship – I highly recommend staying in a nightly rental!  We have several homes to choose from – rates and general information can all be viewed on our website:

http://earthship.com/Learn-More/nightly-rentals

If you would like to book a stay in one our rentals, please contact our main office:
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm  MST, (575) 751 – 0462.

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tires considered a green building material?

“The reason tires are not considered a green building material anymore is because the technique originated in a time when there was no way to recycle tires, so they simply went to landfills. Today there are tire recycling programs all over the world. Old tires are made into new tires, and every time a tire is not recycled, it drives up the price of new tires and more raw materials must be extracted.” –Cowichan Valley Clay

 

“thats funny… sounds like a comment from the right about how wind farms decrease the amount of wind in the atmosphere… READ MORE »

Calgary, Canada Earthship Temperature Report

November 14, 2014:
Someone was asking about our temperatures at the Earthship in Calgary, Canada… We are running at +18 C (64.4 F) when it is -18 C (-1 F) and more with the wind chill.

calgary earthship temperature check

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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 shades of green fields, red earth and deep blue skies, this state has so much to offer us.

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Te Puke’s earthship build

Te Puke’s Fruit of the Pacific charitable trust is spearheading a two-week project to teach Ni Vanuatu RSE workers how to build an ‘earthship’ when they return home – to use as houses or safety shelters.

Earthships are a self-contained, impact-minimising land-based ‘ship’ – constructed from what others throw away and designed to work in harmony with the environment, say their designers Earthship Biotecture.

Fruit of the Pacific’s Kylie DellaBarca Steel witnessed Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu on March 15-16.

Fiji Earthship

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‘It’s a funky off-grid house:’ Take a tour of Alberta’s first official earthship

LETHBRIDGE COUNTY — In the dead of winter, in the middle of the southern Alberta prairies, the Kinneys’ Christmas dinner included juicy tomatoes freshly picked from the family’s new home.

Producing vegetables even when there’s snow on the ground isn’t the only feature that makes the Kinneys’ abode unusual.

Made of 800 recycled tires and 12,000 cans encased in mortar, the long and skinny bungalow is a radically sustainable building that offers all the comforts of a modern home without any electricity or water bills. READ MORE »

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, pieces of cardboard – even old fridge doors. 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 helped build a bottle wall at the EVE: Earthship Village Ecologies Project.

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 as ‘unusual’ and sometimes even ‘impractical’, but one cannot but help admit that Mike’s radical architectural designs are indeed fascinating and amazing.”

http://www.thextraordinary.org/mike-reynolds

Earthship Academy Photo Contest!

Photos today mean much more than a thousand words, especially when they capture moments that changed your life! If your experience at the Earthship Academy was one of those moments and you have taken some pictures that you are willing to share with us, please send them to lara@earthship.com and enter the best Photo contest! The winner will be granted a certificate for one night for 2 people at the Lemuria Earthship!!

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tires considered a green building material?

"The reason tires are not considered a green building material anymore is because the technique orig[read more]
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Take a look inside Earthship, a sustainable and self-contained green building in Taos, New Mexico an[read more]
Te Puke’s earthship build

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Te Puke's Fruit of the Pacific charitable trust is spearheading a two-week project to teach Ni Vanua[read more]
'It’s a funky off-grid house:' Take a tour of Alberta's first official earthship

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Michael Reynolds es un líder mundial en energías renovables y arquitectura sostenible desde hace 45 [read more]