Summer hours are Memorial thru Labor Day, from 9am -5pm.
Fall/Winter/Spring hours are Labor Day thru Memorial Day, from 10am – 4pm.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Visitor Center: (+1) 575-613-4409 | visitorcenter@earthship.com
Physical Address: #2 Earthship Way, Tres Piedras, NM, 87577
**IMPORTANT: See “Getting Here” below for how to find us.**
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1041, Taos, NM 87571

YOU are invited to Earthship Biotecture’s Education Facility and Visitor’s Center!

Arrive at any time during business hours and you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff members.  The self-guided tour through this gallery-style Education Facility allows you to experience a fully-functioning Earthship that combines passive solar architecture, thermal mass construction, renewable energy, integrated water systems that include indoor food growing, and the use of natural and recycled materials.

We recommend you allow about an hour to see everything; there are media rooms and a gallery with exhibits, as well as outdoor pathways so you can get a better look at the ongoing construction projects.  As you walk through the building and the surrounding outdoor area at your own pace, signs, displays, information binders, videos, and slideshows will educate you on different aspects of the Earthship concept.  Please note that the Visitor’s Center is an Earthship designed to educate the public and is not set up as a fully-furnished home.

Books, videos, and other merchandise items are available for purchase in the main gallery space so you can continue to learn and share after leaving Earthship’s World Headquarters. These items can also be purchased from our online store.

Self-guided tours:  $7.00 plus tax.  Discounts available for students, teachers, current military and veterans, and seniors.  Children under 12 get in free.

In addition to the self guided tour that goes through our Earthship Visitor Center daily, we also have two kinds of guided tours.  

Guided tours are generally reserved for groups of 10+, however, we can accommodate a smaller group for a minimum of $100.

 

Guided Tours

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 10 minute video and a 40 minute slideshow, along with lots of literature, exhibits, 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 plus tax per person — Please schedule at least 1.5 hours.

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.

Cost for this tour is $12 for students and $15 for adults (plus tax) — Please schedule at least 2.5 hours.  This type of tour needs to start between 10:30 & 11:00am.

To schedule a tour, please contact the Earthship Visitor Center directly:  (+1) 575-613-4409.  We can be reached Monday – Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm MST.  

 

Getting Here

We suggest you click on the “Directions” link immediately below to get customized directions to the Visitor Center, instead of typing the physical address into your GPS.  Often, those who use GPS can’t find us, or if they do, they’re led on a roundabout route that involves very steep dirt roads!  We also have written directions, and transportation alternatives, further down.

Directions from Taos, NM to the Earthship World Headquarters

Go North on Paseo del Pueblo through Taos and the town of El Prado.

GO LEFT ON HWY 64 to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (about 7.8 miles).

Earthship World Headquarters is about 1.5 miles past the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge on the right.

 

Transportation Options

Earthship World Headquarters is easily accessible from Albuquerque International Airport (3 hours), Colorado Springs Airport (3.5 hours), and Denver International Airport (5 hours)

Albuquerque Airport Shuttle: Faust Transportation (+1) 505-758-3410, Pride of Taos (800) 273-8340. Daily shuttle to & from Taos. Also Private Shuttle Express Runs and Taxi Service.

Taos/Angel Fire Resort Shuttle: 4 round trips every Monday – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Shuttle service on Thursdays and Sundays is on a space-available basis with boarding priority to Charter Flight guests. All shuttle services are complimentary. For details call (+1) 800-633-7463.

 

Stay Overnight!

If you are interested in staying a fully-furnished home, you can book a few nights in an Earthship Nightly Rental and experience what it’s like to live in an Earthship.  We have several homes to choose from – rates and general information can all be viewed on our website:

http://earthship.com/blogs/nightly-rentals/

To book a stay in one of our rentals, please contact the main office:  Monday – Friday 9am-5pm  MST, (+1) 575-751-0462.  

Walk-ins can be booked in the Visitor’s Center, availability permitting.  Renters must check-in at the Visitor’s Center before being escorted to their Earthship.  Renters get free admission to the Visitor Center self-guided tour.

 

E.V.E. – Earthship Village Ecologies

An Earthship Community seed pod.  You can check out the ongoing construction from several angles as part of the self-guided tour.  Learn more about it by following this link!

 

Academy

Visited us and want to learn more?  When you stop by our Visitor Center, you may see our Academy students in the area, hard at work building and learning the principles of Earthship construction from our crew.

The Academy is an extensive training in Earthship design principles and philosophy.  The program consists of sixty two hours of classroom study, two months of field work and an independent study.  The classroom studies and one month of field work can be completed during the two month session in Taos, New Mexico.