Friday, April 15, 2011

Taos, the land of the Earthship...

After leaving Sarah and Dan in Albuquerque, we headed north, following the Rio Grande, to Taos.  Our primary motivation for stopping in Taos was to visit the headquarters of Earthship Biotecture, a sustainable architecture group based there. 

We spent an afternoon touring their visiting center, which is a fully-functional earthship, and looking around an active construction site.  The surrounding landscape and the structures were absolutely beautiful and definitely left us even more inspired to pursue our own earthship construction project in the future. To find out more about Earthship Biotecture, visit

A soon to be completed Earthship, currently under constriction...
(note the foundation of recycled tires, and the beautiful recycled glass bottle brick work)

The Earthship Biotecture International Headquarters

An adobe finished, recycled glass bottle wall

That evening, we camped just south of Taos on the shores of the Rio Grande.  Our campsite was beautiful and only a stone's throw from the river. 


  1. The one under construction is gorgeous!
    Cutie next to the Rio.

  2. I helped build that green one when I was there! Hope to see you guys soon. bummed I can't make it to the red.