Thursday, May 31, 2018

Earthships still coming to Springs

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2018 at 5:12 PM

In 2014, we told you that the Earthships are coming.

Yes, those crazy-cool sustainably-built houses that have brought international fame to a remote mesa outside Taos, New Mexico.

These guys:
click to enlarge A Taos Earthship. - KIRSTEN JACOBSEN
  • Kirsten Jacobsen
  • A Taos Earthship.

And yes, four years have passed with little action on our own Earthship Village. When we last checked in with land manager and project developer, Sara Foster Berry, she said an ongoing legal battle over water rights that will likely extend until 2019 has held things up. 

That aside, Foster Berry let us know they'll be hosting an informational event from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at 1380 Franceville Coal Mine Road:

We will discuss land sales, building options, have brief land tours and have maps and blueprints available for viewing. We’ve met with county planning and have lots of answers to many questions off-grid builders may have. Our vision has shrunk from the original 45 to 50 5-acre lots to selling 35-acre lots only. There are nine available. We have a similar vision as before, with the possibility of a school and lots of community space.

So, if you think you might want to be one of those nine, or just want to learn more, check out the event.

Meanwhile, here's another cool pic which illustrates why many people have become fascinated with Earthships:
click to enlarge Inside of The Phoenix Earthship. - KIRSTEN JACOBSEN
  • Kirsten Jacobsen
  • Inside of The Phoenix Earthship.

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