An Earthship is a brand of passive solar earth shelter that is made of both natural and upcycled materials such as tires. These structures are intended to be "off the grid" homes, with minimal reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels. They are constructed to use available natural resources. especially energy from the sun and rain water.
The buildings in this collection are located in Tres Piedras, New Mexico--just outside of Taos. There are more than 2,000 of these Earthships around the world.
© Glenn Nagel Photography