Earthship Visitor Center

Visitor Center: 575-613-4409 | 
Physical Address:
#2 Earthship Way, Tres Piedras, NM, 87577 | Summer hours are Memorial thru Labor Day from 9am -5pm.
Mailing Address: PO Box 1041, Taos, NM 87571

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.


Guided Tours

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.  They can be reached 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:

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



E.V.E. - Earthship Village Ecologies
An Earthship Community seed pod.

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.

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

Green Building Visitor map by Jessica Gaddis |

Children under 12 get in free. 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.

Self-guided tours $7 - Arrive at any time between 10 am and 4 pm and you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff members or hard-working interns.

As you walk through the building at your own pace, signs, displays, information binders, videos, and slideshows will educate you on different aspects of the Earthship concept. 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.



Nightly Rentals
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.

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.

To book a nightly rental,
call us at 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 self-guided tour.

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.

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 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 800-633-7463.







Earthship Newsletter

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Guided Earthship Tours

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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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Contact Us

Main Office and Nightly Rentals
+1 (575) 751-0462
Visitor Center +1 (575) 613-4409

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1041
Taos, NM  87571