Earthships are the convergence of smart resource use (building with trash!) and dozens of climate-appropriate strategies. As designers, practitioners and teachers of Permacutlure, we were interested in checking out the earthships to understand how they can best be utilized in creating sustainable human habitat. During our visit we enjoyed seeing and living within the wide range of aesthetics, from subtle to extravagant, as well as the learning about the evolution and knowledge acquired from mistakes and hard work. If you haven’t checked out the Earthship Village just outside of Taos NM you should! We are very much looking forward to seeing how they upscale the design from a single family unit to a more dense structure with lots more food production! We’ll definitely use the insights from this trip in the future.
Kelda, Nick and Gela Lorax