Look at this beautiful place...you could call it home!
Nuzzled somewhere outside Taos, New Mexico is a community successfully living sustainably, and green. They live day to day from solar panels, natural venting, windmills, and other energy saving options. The houses are made from recycled tires, glass and aluminum containers, dirt and straw, it's truly amazing.
The structures use rain water, and can sustain a family in areas where only 7 inches of rain fall annually. That's incredible! Not to mention the water is recycled to feed your indoor garden, and then is used as toilet water. You use water 3 TIMES before it's filtered out of your home, into an outside garden.
Earthship was 1st started in 1989 by a super cool dude named Michael Reynolds. Look at his sweet site posted below. Watch the videos, look at pics, read about the intern program. Even rent an Earthship for a special occasion for as low as $100. (That's my plan!)
From one bedroom/one bath to custom designs, the options seem pretty flexible with houses ranging from $150,000 and up. So you get to reconnect with nature, and live in a super cool looking house, AND live green. Totally worth it!
I hope to see these popping up around my hood soon. Inspiring, and hopeful! I love it.