Highway 64 extends from that bridge, taking people to interesting places like Earthship Biotecture’s Greater World Community.
An Earthship is an autonomous building made from natural and recycled materials such as earth-packed tires and empty wine bottles. The homes use passive solar architecture and thermal mass construction, and rely on natural energy sources, allowing them to be off the grid. The 640-acre Greater World Community is the first Earthship subdivision, split into 1-acre lots. We took a guided tour through the visitors center and several homes.
The completed homes were beautiful and functional. The one under construction, which was strewn with tires, cans and bottles, was fascinating because we could see how they are built.