An Unfinished Earthship Home
Just picture it in a pale yellow or adobe with some large agave and other lovely desert plantings. That will bring out the noteworthy artwork and accentuate the unique lines of the building! Did you know that sustainable systems such as solar electric and graywater systems come in ready-to-install packages? Makes it mighty easy to finish! And the nice thing is that you have freedom to finish the interior to your taste. Many of the neighborhood earthships - New Mexico is the #1 state for earthship homes - have added indoor greenhouses where they raise their own vegetables and herbs and even have a fish tank to raise Tilapia! The really clever ones keep a few chickens in attractive compounds to supply eggs and an occasional fresh chicken dinner! Graywater from the kitchen sink, bath tub and shower are rerouted through the indoor greenhouse plant beds for growing lush veggies and tropicals like citrus and bananas, and a rooftop catch basin can send filtered water into a holding tank for indoor use and into a cistern in the greenhouse where you raise your fish. This can be self sustainable Heaven! Not to mention those exquisite New Mexico sunsets every evening!