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Lemuria Earthship - Sustainability at its best

SuperhostEl Prado, New Mexico, United States
Earth house hosted by Michael
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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The Lemuria Earthship is an OFFICIAL Global Model Earthship built by Earthship Biotecture and designed by Michael Reynolds.

An Earthship is a state-of-the-art off-grid eco-friendly building with all the commodities of a conventional house and more. The Earthship is located in the Greater World, one of the world's only fully sustainable communities.

Stay in comfort and do something good for the planet at the same time!

The space
The Lemuria Earthship is a Global Model Earthship making it one of the most evolved and comfortable off-grid house on the planet.

It grows plenty of fruit and vegetables, it catches and stores rainwater and uses the energy of the sun to power your wifi and provide a beautiful hot shower when needed.

It uses thermal mass to keep cool in summer and provide toasty warm comfort in winter and 40% of it is constructed using recycled materials (tires, cans, bottles).

It is filled with light from its glass front, which also provides the most wonderful views both day time and night time (no light pollution here!).

This is a great opportunity to stay in the logical houses of the future, named not without reason, one of Lonely Planet's top 10 eco stays for 2014.

Guest access
The Earthship is located in the Greater World Community, the world's only Earthship subdivision.

Started in 1994, this Earthship subdivision is the only official off-grid subdivision in the world and encompasses 630 acres of rolling sage-covered mesa with a deep gorge and beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

The sunrises and sunsets are special every day, and the non-existent light pollution makes star gazing one of the favorite activities of visitors and residents alike.

Feel free to stroll along the main community road if you choose (you will get a pass that gives you access to it), we just ask you to please not approach the homes- they are private.

Guests have access to the Earthship Visitors Center FREE OF CHARGE to learn all about Earthships. This will also be your meeting point to check in. A free tour is included in your rental price.

Other things to note
Earthship Nightly Rental Enhanced Safety and
Disinfecting Protocol

While many things have changed many still remain the same. We hope that
our guests will continue to enjoy the unique, educational and peaceful stay
in our Earthship Nightly Rentals. For our staff and guests safety we are
implementing new and enhanced safety and disinfecting protocols for
COVID -19. The safety of our staff and guests will be our number one
priority. We have provided staff with additional training which covers
information to keep our staff and guests safe.
Waiting periods will be implemented between guests to allow time for
the home to be properly cleaned and disinfected. Due to particles in the air,
we have a waiting period that allows time before and after both staff and
guests enter the home.
As much as we will miss greeting and checking in our guests, we will
be following social distancing protocol, therefore we will have contactless
check ins and check outs. All check ins will be a self check in after four
o’clock pm. All check outs will be a self check out at eleven am or earlier.
We ask that the key is left in the front door at check out. Self check in
instructions will be inside the home. If staff must enter a home for
maintenance issues guests will be asked to distance. Maintenance
requests that are non priority and can wait until guest departure may not be
addressed. Pertaining to the Phoenix Greenhouse and animals, when a
staff member is present to care for the plants and animals guests will
politely be asked to stay inside the interior of the home and out of the
greenhouse until staff has completed their work. We are asking that guests
not feed or handle the animals.
Homes will be ventilated (aired out) during and after staff and guests
arrival and departure. Depending on the weather the homes will be
ventilated upon arrival.
Staff will have proper personal protective equipment to protect
themselves and guests. We will be cleaning and disinfecting the homes

with products registered with the EPA. All homes will be thoroughly cleaned
and disinfected. By cleaning first, then disinfecting, you can lower the risk
of infection. All surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected with the
appropriate cleaners and disinfectants. All linens will be washed at the
highest heat setting. Comforters will be replaced with fresh duvets. Throws,
decorative pillows, books, dvd’s and decorations will be removed from the
homes. We ask that all trash and recycling be properly placed in the
provided trash bags.
We are taking cleanliness and sanitation seriously. We hope that you
enjoy your stay and the peaceful serenity of the Earthships while staying
healthy and well.
Thank you,
Earthship Biotecture
The Lemuria Earthship is an OFFICIAL Global Model Earthship built by Earthship Biotecture and designed by Michael Reynolds.

An Earthship is a state-of-the-art off-grid eco-friendly building with all the commodities of a conventional house and more. The Earthship is located in the Greater World, one of the world's only fully sustainable communities.

Stay in comfort and do something good for the planet at the same time!

The space
The Lemuria Earthship is a Global Model Earthship making it one of the most evolved and comfortable off-grid house on the planet.

It grows plenty of fruit and vegetables, it catches and stores rainwater and uses the energy of the sun to power your wifi and provide a beautiful hot shower when needed.

It uses thermal mass to keep cool in summer and provide toasty warm comfort in winter and 40% of it is constructed using recycled materials (tires, cans, bottles).

It is filled with light from its glass front, which also provides the most wonderful views both day time and night time (no light pollution here!).

This is a great opportunity to stay in the logical houses of the future, named not without reason, one of Lonely Planet's top…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Essentials
Hangers
Wifi
Air conditioning
TV
Kitchen
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

El Prado, New Mexico, United States

The Greater World Community is located 20 minutes from Taos. It is located about 6800 ft above sea level in a rural high desert region surrounded by mountains, providing a unique natural environment and views.

Temperatures in Taos can be extreme, hot in summer and cold in winter, but even in the coldest winter months the sun shines making it possible to be outside and enjoy the beautiful extensive clear sky and close-by attractions.

THINGS TO DO:
The Lemuria Earthship is located a 5 minute drive from the world heritage site Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, featured in many movies and awarded as Most Beautiful Steel Bridge in the United States.

There are two spectacular natural hot springs in the vicinity and Ojo Caliente, a hot springs resort, is a 30 minute drive away and has special low rates in the evenings (Monday to Thursday).

Taos Ski Valley is only a 20 minute drive away, offering some of the finest ski slopes in Winter and incredible hiking trails in Spring and Summer.

Taos itself is a beautiful bohemian town with much to offer: cafes, boutiques, art galleries and many dining opportunities make a stroll through the downtown area and the Taos Plaza an enjoyable activity for visitors of any age.

FOOD AND DINING:
Please note that there are no restaurants, restaurant delivery or stores located in the Community itself.

The Taos Mesa Brewing Company is the closest place to eat, about 5 miles East of us on HWY 64 heading towards the town of Taos and offers craft beers, great food and live music on most nights. See www.taosmesabrewing.com

Taos itself (15-20 minutes driving) offers many dining possibilities. Anything from Cid's Food Market (organic whole foods groceries) to authentic Mexican and New Mexican cuisine (Guadalajara, La Cueva, Toribio's...) to specialized and fine dining restaurants (Martyr's Steak House, The Love Apple, Taos Inn...), there is something for every taste.
The Greater World Community is located 20 minutes from Taos. It is located about 6800 ft above sea level in a rural high desert region surrounded by mountains, providing a unique natural environment and views…

Taos Mesa Brewing
10.1km
Common Fire
15.2km
Far Flung Adventures
15.4km
Pizanos
15.7km

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The Visitors Center is open from 10AM to 4PM every day with an Earthship staff member available for you.
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Things to know

House rules
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Smoke alarm