Last updated: November 28, 2015 (6 months ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
Greater World Community
(Taos, New Mexico, United States)
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 1994
- Start Living Together: 1996
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Website address: http://www.earthship.net/
- Contact Name: Michael Reynolds
- Phone: 575-751-0462
- Mailing Address:
PO Box 1041
Taos, New Mexico, 87571-1041
to build and inhabit an Earthship
The Gravel Pit Reclamation Project (AKA Lemuria) in the Greater World Community is located in the northeastern portion of the subdivision. By combining the Earthship’s innovative water-catch-and-reuse systems with permaculture techniques to trap and direct surface-water runoff, the Gravel Pit Reclamation Project will demonstrate how to rejuvenate and reclaim a formerly worthless piece of discarded land.
Residents of the Greater World enjoy access to 347 acres of community land, open green space with hiking, biking, and parks. There will be a community center built on community land with sports facilities and playground. Greater World members also have access to backup water from the solar-powered community well.
The Earthship homes are the common element in the Greater World community. They continue to evolve each time one is built. No power, water, gas, or sewage lines enter or leave the property. Earthships produce their own power with photovoltaics and wind generators. They catch their own water, use it, and then treat and reuse it several times. The only outside utility most homes have is a propane tank (used primarily for cooking but also for heating water).
We think Earthships are the way of the future, a way to tread more lightly on the earth we share.