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.
Interaction with Guests
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.
Other Things to Note
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 really comfortable full sized futon mattress that sleeps an additional 2 guests. Additional adult guests are $15/night each. Kids are free. 4 guest max.
Please no smoking inside the house and keep dogs off the bed.
Please no smoking inside the house and keep dogs off the bed.
We had a wonderful time staying in Dan's Earthship. It was a perfect place to stay and experience Taos
My husband and I spent our 2nd anniversary in Dan's Earthship last week and we had a BLAST. We've been interested in Earthship Biotecture for a while and wanted to experience Earthship living for ourselves. It was so fascinating! Drinking rain water all week, watching the solar panels soak up energy to power the house battery, smelling fresh mint from the greenhouse all throughout the house... It was just so interesting. Not to mention the town... Taos so quiet and everyone is so happy and the local food and beer is to die for! We had many long conversations with locals who gave us great ideas on activities for our stay. We highly recommend Michael's Kitchen, Taos Mesa Brewery, Taos Ale House, Outback Pizza, Sipapu Ski Resort (about an hour from town, not crowded at all and VERY affordable and friendly) and Cid's Market for all your organic grocery needs! Dan's Earthship is about 20 minutes from town but it honestly wasn't a bad drive to make (we even drove there and back multiple times some days) because it was just a straight shot and just so easy! You pass the famous Gorge on the way in and out of town which is absolutely beautiful. Overall, we truly, wholeheartedly enjoyed our stay and was worth every penny and hour of driving to get there (we're from TX so it was about an 11 hour commute). We would and will visit again! Thanks Dan and Becka for everything you all do!
Dan was very quick to reply to every question and confirm our stay.
Place was just as described and easy to navigate the very few (intuitive anyway) instructions to run the place. Perfect climate inside when weather was cold (ski season). Neighborhood was quiet (very far from nearest neighbor). Dogs loved the rabbits/hares. Very nice inside. Outside is breathtaking day and night. Pick up firewood with your groceries.
Les mots manquent pour décrire la magie du lieu. Nous attendions une maison originale. C.est un art de vivre écologique, à recommander. Très bon accueil de Dan et de Becca qui nous a ouvert des portes pour des visites passionnantes. les eartsheap sont des maisons bioclimatiques autonomes en énergie. Un exemple à suivre. La maison est très bien équipée et située dans un cadre extraordinaire. Calme et nuit étoilée assurés
This was a very unique place to stay. Gorgeous views around the entire abode. Not too close to any other earthship to feel cramped. Great place to stay while in town for some skiing. The trip to ski valley was quick and easy each day. Very comfortable inside. Very soft ground around the earthship, we sunk into the mud pretty quick for some reason. This stopped us from exploring too much. The sunsets and star gazing were fantastic. Everything considered, this is a unique place that we are happy we chose. A+.
What a lovely place to stay! Everything was comfortable and perfect for a romantic getaway.
Loved, absolutely loved, our stay!
Thanks to Beca for taking the time to answer our questions about the area, spending time to acquaint us with the neighborhood and for creating the cleanest environment we've ever seen. Spotless.
Thanks to Dan for creating this work of art. We felt like we were living inside a sculpture; one that also had all the components for a comfortable, beautiful, efficient living space.
If you're hesitating to stay here for any reason, don't. You will surely find another perfectly suitable place to stay but it's unlikely that you'll find one so masterfully, thoughtfully and artfully executed. We simply had everything we needed and thoroughly enjoyed the mountains, snow, spaciousness and quiet of Dan's elegant creation.
Hi! My name is Dan and I built an Earthship in Taos, NM with my bare hands. The entire project is documented on my Website (website hidden) and on (email hidden)/offthegridbuild.
I love to travel around the world, grow my own food, and build furniture and houses. Currently I'm a sawyer in Brooklyn, NY. That's right, I own a business that saws lumber from fallen New York City trees.
I love the time I get to spend at my home in Taos, but when I'm not there it's available for all of you to enjoy it as well!