We have WiFi in the majority of our buildings. Our classroom and most of our student housing units has WiFi. If you end up staying in a unit where there is no WiFi, you will still have access via communal areas in your housing compound.
No. There are two laundromats in Taos. Spin & Sparkle and The Pinch Penny.
The Greater World Community (Academy Campus) is about 20 minutes North of Taos. Taos is the nearest town where you will be able to buy groceries & do your laundry.
The plants are watered from the bathroom sink and shower (and occasionally the kitchen sink). You do not have to buy specific soap simply to come here. Be conscientious of how much soap you are using and putting down the drain, large amounts can be harmful to the plants. Do not pour bleach or photography
Our power system is not made to handle these high wattage appliances. When you build your own Earthship, you’ll be able to put more batteries and solar panels in them in order to power your needs. You’ll learn more about this in your Electrical courses.
No. Once you choose whether you want to live in a shared or private room, we will set up where you will stay. We have to make arrangements for housing based on the number of cars in each group.
Camping is not allowed on our property. This includes campers, RV’s, buses, tents, etc. You can contact Carson National Forest: 575-758-6200; ask for a spot closest to the Gorge Bridge. If you decide to camp, you will need to have your own vehicle to get to and from our property.
These recommendation letters are more of a character reference than professional references and are more for us to start to get to know who you are.
Your application needs to be submitted by the 1st of the month prior to the Academy session you wish to attend. If you are submitting your application via mail you need to ensure that we will receive it by the 1st. If you are submitting your application via e-mail, you can send it on the
You will receive your certificate in Biotecture from Earthship Biotecture. You are able to to apply this credit toward graduate school. We have a partnership with Western States Colorado University, specifically with their Masters in Environmental Management Program. Even if you are not enrolled at WSCU, you may be able to apply the credit