Taos, New Mexico
Known as the heart and soul of the South West. Haven for artists for over a hundred years. Historic crossroad for Tewa Indians, Spanish Conquistadors and Anglo…
The Gorge & Bridge
Eartships - Living off the Grid
Heat your house with car tyres and earth
Scrapped car tyres are the foundations of an Earthship. They are the key to the natural air-conditioning system and they take care of the solidity of the bearing walls. For non-bearing walls, aluminium cans or glass bottles are used. The roof and the veranda are made of wood. While the wood can be re-used, in many instances new wood is preferred. Because the tyres are completely packed in earth, the walls are also fireproof – it is impossible for oxygen to reach the rubber. During a forest fi...
Off the grid in Taos, N.M.
With today's information onslaught, smartphone appendages and retail profiling, getting off the grid may seem like a uniquely 21st century desire. But the northern New Mexico town of Taos has been a go-to physical and spiritual oasis for people looking to escape since the early 1900s.