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Live free and comfortable in any climate in an Earthship

By Todd Gunter | April 2012 – Vol 9, No 4

TAOS, New Mexico – Twenty three years ago, while riding bicycles through the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, I saw my first sustainable home built with cans and used tires. What I didn’t know then was that these homes were called Earthships, and they were being built all over the world and had been since the early 1970s. Earthships got their start in Taos New Mexico, designed and built by architect Michael Reynolds. Simply put by the earthship creator, the earthship is “a radically sustainable green building made with recycled materials.”

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