Mountain Earthship by owner

Earthship for Sale by Owner - $110,000

Built in 1993, this 1400 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is in the REACH earthship community, approximately 12 miles from Taos, NM and 10 miles from the world-class Taos Ski Valley.  The home is nestled into the side of a south-facing slope in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.  At an elevation of 8407 ft. the views are spectacular -- rugged mountains and a panoramic view of the entire Taos Valley.

Earthships are constructed using recycled tires with rammed-earth for excellent thermal mass.  Some interior walls are made with a creative re-use of bottles and cans.  This is truly "off-grid" living.  The home is powered by solar panels with battery storage.  Water is supplied by rain water/snow-melt catchment.  There is a large solar hot water collector, backed up by an on-demand propane water heater.  The range is propane-powered.  The living room features a wood-burning stove for back up heat.

The earthship has flagstone floors throughout.  Interior walls are primarily natural adobe mud-plaster, with some rooms plastered in colorful plaster. There is an interior planter that runs along the south-facing windows.  Herbs and flowers can be grown year-round and some food-crops do well most of the year.

 

While the home is beautiful, living at REACH is not for the faint of heart.  To live there comfortably one must be physically strong and have an intrepid sense of adventure.  The road to this community is steep: 4-wheel/all-wheel drive access only.  During winter months when there is snow on the ground, it is sometimes necessary to park below the home and hike a maximum of one-quarter mile uphill up the hill.  There is no propane delivery, so propane must be hauled.

Legally the REACH community is a Non-profit Unincorporated Association under New Mexico law.  As a Non-profit Unincorporated Association, REACH has members who jointly own the assets of the Association.  The assets of the Association are the REACH property (55 acres) and the earthships built on that land.  Earthships in the REACH community are conveyed by purchasing a membership in the REACH Association granting the right to occupy a specific Earthship.  New memberships must be approved by the REACH Board of Directors.  Members pay annual dues (currently $500).

Mortgage financing is not available for purchase of REACH memberships.  We will consider carrying a contract for a responsible buyer, with sufficient down payment.;(financing options are available upon request).

This is an “as-is” sale.  No further improvements, additions, renovations, or repairs will be made to the earthship prior to sale.  Please do not respond to this ad if any of the above makes you nervous.

Contact Duke 217-602-1153 for more information or to arrange a showing.

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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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