Since environmental issues made a turn for the worse, every industry has made an effort to reduce waste and to enforce more environmentally sound policies. In the tourism industry, we have seen spurts of travel destinations offering eco-friendly lodgings. Among the most popular of these “green stays” are the Earthships in Taos, New Mexico.
Going “green” doesn’t always mean living with the bare essentials of centuries past. Earthships may be built from recycled materials but they’re equipped with modern amenities such as Wifi internet and television. Electricity is generated through solar panels and water is efficiently used throughout the unit. Staying even just for a night in an Earthship allows you to experience living in a sustainable home that is comfortable and modern as it is earth-friendly. These Earthships, located in the Greater World Earthship Community in Taos, can be rented nightly and cost from $130 to $300 per night depending on which unit you choose. Units vary from a single bedroom one to a luxurious private home with three bedrooms and a full kitchen. If you’re going there during the summer season, bring your gibson acoustic guitars as cold summer nights in Taos are perfect for jamming with friends under the silvery moon.