Brand new studio Earthship as seen on Off Grid Build! Just search for 'Off The Grid Build' to find it. Experience Off Grid living with all the modern amenities in the beautiful high desert mesa just outside Taos, NM.
I just finished building this house myself over the past 3 years. It is 99% complete. There are a few finishing touches that are not done but the house is 100% comfortable and 100% livable.
This house is called an Earthship, a totally off grid house that catches its own rain water, generates its own electricity and stays at a steady 72 degrees all year round without the use of any fuel or electricity what-so-ever!
Don't let the term 'Off Grid' fool you, this house has all the modern amenities. WiFi, Netflix with a flat screen tv and Bluray player, large refrigerator, large oven/range with a powerful exhaust hood, large bathroom with a luxuriously deep tub and stone all around. There is even a high efficiency washing machine in case you need to do laundry.
The sun heats the house passively, but don't worry, you can still sleep in after a late light with black out shades that let you control when the sun illuminates this beautiful space.
Guests will be met by the host and given a tour of the house. Information will be given on how to live in an off grid Earthship so that your stay will be easy and fun! There is even a DVD that explains all the functions of the house.
The neighborhood is very quiet. My favorite thing to do is take the dog for a walk at sunset.
Dogs are permitted with an extra $25 fee per dog. That one time fee is for your entire stay no matter how long. There is one queen size bed that sleeps 2 and a queen size air mattress that sleeps an additional 2 guests.
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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About the owner: My name is Dan Richfield and in April 2011 I moved from NYC to Taos, NM to build my own Earthship. It took me 17 months over 3 years and it's finally done! I decided to move back to NY so now the house is available for rental most of the year.
Why the Owner Chose Taos: I built this house because I have always wanted to build a house since I was a kid. I started volunteering with the company that builds this type of off grid home, Earthship Biotecture. It was an easy way for me to learn to fulfill my dream and do something sustainable at the same time. I decided to build my own and document it from start to finish. You can find the videos that document my journey by searching for 'Off the Grid Build' on a search engine.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The house is completely off grid. It generates it's own electricity, heats and cools itself only using the sun and earth, catches rain water and reuses it 4 times before it's returned to the environment through evapo-transpiration. It even has a greenhouse to grow food in!