Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tour an Earthship

Posted By on Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 11:29 AM

This week's cover story in the Indy pertains to a new housing development, east of Colorado Springs, which will be modeled after a popular Taos, N.M. tourist stop: the Greater World Earthship Community.

A cluster of Earthships — off-grid, sustainably built habitats that are constructed in harmony with nature — should pop up here as soon as spring, 2015. 

You can read the full story in our print edition, but should you desire to take an interior tour of some Earthships, watch this slideshow of images taken by Kirsten Jacobsen of Earthship Biotecture, compiled by Indy online content coordinator Craig Lemley.



And here's a few more pics from my visit to the Taos community:

click to enlarge It won't necessarily keep invading hordes out, but bottle walls add a cool aesthetic touch to Earthships. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • It won't necessarily keep invading hordes out, but bottle walls add a cool aesthetic touch to Earthships.

click to enlarge Greenhouse growing space. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Greenhouse growing space.
click to enlarge Tires and cans find a new life, acting as thermal mass to hold interior temperatures comfortably stable. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Tires and cans find a new life, acting as thermal mass to hold interior temperatures comfortably stable.

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