Taos, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

UNDER CONTRACT Welcome to SOLARIA EARTHSHIP TAOS! This beautiful, custom, Mike Reynolds' designed Earthship in The Greater World Community outside Taos, NM provides a beautiful sanctuary you could call "Home" or the perfect vacation rental property

Earthship Homes Energy Efficient Home Green Home Healthy Home Sustainable Home Off the Grid Photovoltaic (PV) Solar - Photovoltaic
Annual Property Tax $1,700
Annual Utility Cost $75
Home Area 1,830 sq ft
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 3 acres
Year Built 2004

Listing ID: 19213

Property Description

Architectural details, beautiful designer finishes, comfort and sustainability define this unique custom earthship, SOLARIA. Located in The Greater World Earthship Community 20 miles outside Taos, New Mexico, it's one of the most beautiful earthships ever built by founder Mike Reynolds. This perfect blend of art & architecture, stunning 360-degree views & magical setting, coupled with fully off-grid sustainability create a beautiful private home or the perfect vacation rental property*. Earthship rentals are extremely popular, as people are very interested in having an off-grid experience and learning more about sustainable living. Beautifully built, artistically styled and lovingly maintained, this gorgeous home embodies the green lifestyle.
More photos and information can be found on the Solaria website below.
*Furnishings may be purchased separately.

Built in 2004, this 1-bedroom 1-bath, 1830 sq ft home* (*approximate and based on appraisal report 2/07) on a full 3-acre lot includes hundreds of acres of common land in the Greater World subdivision (other lots are mostly 1-1.5 acres). It has photovoltaic panels, solar hot water heater plus on demand propane water heater, nearly 5,000 gallon cement cistern, copper plumbing, thermopane windows, honeycomb blinds, flagstone floors, t&g ceilings, Sunfrost DC refrigerator, Staber Energy/Water efficient washer, Jotul woodstove in living room, Rinnai propane heater in bedroom, 2 large interior grey-water planters, an exterior black water planter, and private septic system. The 16' diameter round living room and bedroom each have an operable skylight in the center of their domed ceiling. The large bedroom closet provides additional storage. Mud room, airlock rooms at both east & west entrances, more storage areas in both turret-topped rooms at either end, kitchen, mechanical room, planters and bathroom – all front the entire southern-facing passive-solar window side. Super efficient use of space. Glass front and back doors add additional views.

Utility costs are minimal. To give you an idea of annual expenses: it has internet access/monthly Taosnet expense $50. Cell phone usage or internet phone (no land line). Annual propane tank rental $80 (but I haven't needed to purchase propane for 3 years! – and my last cord of firewood has lasted over 3 years !) Annual Waste management dump card fee $100. Greater World annual Land User's Assoc. fee $150. Taos County Property Taxes $1700/yr. (*all approximate values).

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This Earthship home is completely self-sustainable. Electricity is provided by the sun through photo-voltaic panels and passive solar. Water is provided by rain and snow melt. Food can be grown in one of two grey-water interior planters and one external black-water planter. There are no wires or utility lines of any kind coming into the Greater World Community. Each home is fully sustainable within the fully-sustainable community inspired to live in a natural balance with Nature.

Neighborhood Description

Located within The Greater World Earthship Community 20 minutes outside Taos, New Mexico, which is situated in the center of a beautiful untouched desert oasis. We live in perfect harmony with the natural indigenous wildlife and landscape, as well as the natural progression of the seasons and weather patterns.

Market Area

Taos is located in northern New Mexico with a high mesa valley, next to the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Taos is rich with art and steeped in history. Home to Taos Pueblo, the Village of Taos Ski Valley and a colorful array of surrounding communities, the culture is mixed and quite progressive for such a small but well-recognized resort, outdoor sport, sustainably-conscious and artist town. A campus of The University of New Mexico is also located in south Taos.

School District

Taos County Public Schools, Alternitive, Charter.


The Greater World Earthship Community

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products No

Interior Environment

Heating System Geothermal
Cooling System Geothermal
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Active charcoal
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Earth Ship
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Other
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Contact Information

Karena Domenico

P.O. Box 2223
El Prado , NM 87529 US