Earthships are off-grid houses made of trash. These off-grid homes are fully self sustainable and do not require any utilities for comfortable living. Amazingly, the beautiful earthships are actually made out of garbage. In New Mexico’s desert town of Taos there is a large community of like minded people that dwell in earthships. In this episode we explore why they are there and why they choose this way of life.
America's Off-Grid Desert Community
After noticing an accelerating waste and consumption problem, visionary Mike Reynolds designed a way to build fully sustainable homes out of garbage. Now, almost 40 years after he started, a like minded community lives in the harsh desert of New Mexico in a fleet of off grid vehicles known as Earthships.