Last updated: July 7, 2009 (5 years ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
Greater World Community
(Taos, New Mexico, United States)
- Status: Forming
- Formed: 1994 Established: 1996
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.earthship.net/
- Phone: 505-751-0462
PO Box 1041
Taos, New Mexico, 87571-1041
Visitors accepted: Yes
Call 1-800-841-9249 to set up an appointment and visit our educational facility and visitor center.
Open to new Members: Yes
to build and inhabit 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.