On 1.77 acres
The 'Global Model' Earthship features Michael Reynolds' latest in Earthship technologies and design. The greenhouse, separated from the main living space allows for superior temperature control. The home features cooling through tubes buried in the berm behind the home. The roof slopes to the north allowing higher ceilings near the windows.
The front door opens directly into the garage space which also serves as a large air lock with its own greenhouse. This space then opens up into the main greenhouse serving as the main hall for the home. This greenhouse plants are young but will flourish with a lush green jungle of plants taking water from the home's gray water system and filtering the water through their roots.
Michael Reynolds and Earthship Biotecture have built this 2 bedroom, 2 bath earthship in the Greater World Community. The home is sized and priced comparable to similar traditional homes in the Taos area. Sustainability meets affordability in a home sized for one or small family livability. Earthship Biotecture estimates that annual utility bills for this home will be minimal! (under $200/year with conscious use of water)
Those familiar with Earthship design will note both similarities and differences from previous Earthships. The top of the green house is the highest point of the house and features an operable ventilation box to exhaust hot hair. The photovoltaic panels sit at the top of the greenhouse. The primary doors to the home enter through the greenhouse enabling 2 spaces to serve as an airlocks thus further separating interior living space from the outside air.
The greenhouse contains most of the homes gray water planters. Here the plan shows how it runs the entire length of the home.