After the majesty of the Taos Pueblo we explored the Plaza and enjoyed lunch the loaded up for Alamoso Colorado. The only thing on the on the plan was to stop on the bridge to see the Rio Grande. The wonderful thing about traveling by car is that you find all kinds of thing you could never imagine. About 20 minutes outside of Tao we discovered the community of Earthship. Austin began to yell from the back seat “Earthship House – this are really cool” – come to find out he had seen these homes on the history channel. So of course we stopped to see the most unusual homes up close. This community of about 60 homes is completely off the grid. The build their homes from tires, hay, cans, bottles, and adobe mud. With the glass and cans they look bedazzled. What a great adventure and learning experience for our children.
Oh by the way they do have houses for rentals for the night or week. You can checkout their webstie at Earthship.