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Earthship Biotecture World Headquarters and Visitor Center

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Address: #2 Earthship Way, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: +1 575-751-0462
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We stopped here since we were already going to the Rio Grande Gorge bridge & this is just down the road. All of the sustainable living information they have is very interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have heard a LOT about this initiative so was excited to experience it. The good news: lots of information and very good staff. Bad news: not much opportunity to see these houses in person.

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Thank Sammy P
Palmdale, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Earth Buffered buildings with solar panels and rain water catching systems. Cannot go into a number of the areas and bottles in a wall somehow do not save much in my mind.

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Thank Shane W
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time here and it is always fun to see. Could not see as much as I did 4 years ago due to construction

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way to Santa Fe when we noticed a series of mounds in the fields adjacent to the highway. So, we pulled in to see what it was when we found out that these are green habitats. For a $5 fee per person, you can tour the sample home and some surrounding structures. This is truly 21st century living.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here since we were already going to the Rio Grande Gorge bridge & this is just down the road. All of the sustainable living information they have is very interesting. The gentleman working also had a lot of information & was able to answer any questions we had. We got there close to closing so they let us... More 

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Glensted Mo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their concept is living in a self-staining location. Buildings are constructed of mostly recycled material, much of the energy is solar, some of the food is grown within their house with solar light and recycled water. Very interesting and educational.

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What's an earthship? That was our first reaction when we read about them. Sounds rather bizarre, we said. Maybe connected to New Mexico's history of UFO's or nuclear development. Not! This is environmental sustainability to the max. A living example of how advancements in thinking can significantly reduce energy consumption - and not at exorbitant cost apparently. While they have... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

What an adventure walking through a building that is "off the grid" except for it's internet and phone connections. Learned a lot about what it takes to build these structures. Anyone concerned about our environment should stop by. Feels like you are simply meeting a friend or two and wandering around their weird house.

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I had never heard of the Earthship concept, so I was surprised to learn that it's been around for quite a while. It was interesting to learn about the sustainable design and architecture. Later on, we stopped at a local produce market, and started chatting with a fellow shopper...I mentioned that I just got back from visiting the Earthship houses,... More 

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Maybe when this project started a number of decades ago, their ideas and technology were new but I saw nothing that is not readily available today and in many cases installed in my own home. The individual giving the tour gave a disjointed presentation and rarely related the benefit of what was being used or planned to be implemented. The... More 

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