This rare earthship is sited on 20 acres in a beautiful, quiet treed canyon with great views and a separate studio. The property has its own well, a loft and a barn with 2 stalls and an arena. Rare Earthship Self Sustaining Canyon 20 Acres. This seems to be the most affordable home like this in the country at the moment.
"Earthship” is a registered trademark of Earthship Biotecture; the primary architect is Michael Reynolds who started experimenting with this type of home in 1970. Earthships are designed to be of sustainable architecture (using indigenous and recycled materials), to rely on natural energy sources independent from the “grid” and to be feasible for the average person with no specialized construction skills to build.
Most of these homes are characterized by being partially sunken into the earth, having many windows, and using earth-filled tires. Earth-filled tires, though labor intensive, have high load-bearing capacity and are fire resistant. Rural Arizona Land to Build Your Earthship!
Currently Earthships are in use in almost every state in the U.S. and Canada. Colder climates require the use of strong insulation on the outside of the tires. The Taos-based organization continues to build around the world, to publish books and plans, and to train interested people.