We are Open! We have made a few changes to adapt to the pandemic.

Private Tours available, please call 575-613-4409

  • Self-Guided Tour
    • Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm
    • Friday – Sunday 10am – 3pm
    • $9 per person at the door
    • $7 per person if paid ahead of time
    • Free for Taos locals
  • Guided Tour
    • Friday – Sunday 3pm – 4pm
    • $16 per person paid online only
    • Limited to 6 people per day
  • Gallery Visit 10am – 3pm
    • Suggested Donation to Biotecture Planet Earth (earthship nonprofit organization): $2 per person
    • Free for Taos locals
    • Limited to 30 minutes if there is a line at the door

We do not offer refunds for no-shows nor same day cancelations. Minimum 48 hour cancelation policy prior to tour date.

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Fri 05

Self-Guided Tour 3/5

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
Fri 05

Guided-Tour 3/5

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST
Sat 06

Self-Guided Tour 3/6

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
Sat 06

Guided-Tour 3/6

March 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST
Sun 07

Self-Guided Tour 3/7

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MST

choose the day of your visit.

New Mandatory Rules

  • Masks will be REQUIRED – We will have reusable Earthship masks available for purchase
  • Remaining 6ft apart from people not in your group
  • Group sizes larger than 5 people must split up
  • The use of hand sanitizer, provided by us
  • If you are sick, please go home and take care of yourself
  • You will be asked to leave if the rules are not followed

If you or someone you live with has a fever, cough and shortness of breath… please contact 855-600-3453 (NM Dept of Health).

Krystle January Wellness
Krystle January Wellness
22:17 10 Jan 21
It was so cool to see the earthships! Next time I would plan ahead to stay in one. This kind of innovation is so inspiring and I can't wait to see what they do with it in the future!
Ero Phonos
Ero Phonos
02:25 04 Jan 21
Truly a valuable gift to the world. Thanks Michael!
Joyce Solano-Gustafson
Joyce Solano-Gustafson
18:28 21 Sep 20
Place was awesome and outta this world. We got there too late so didn't get the tour but. Will catch it next time.
kathleen K
kathleen K
02:44 01 Sep 20
I want to live here
David Hale
David Hale
00:47 09 Jun 20
Interesting place. Unique. Novelty. Appears self sustaining. Remote. Long way from a lot of important public services including fire department, hospitals, important social institutions. It looks interesting but it likely requires one to... be very wealthy to be self sustaining.read more
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Jennifer Dyck-Sprout
Jennifer Dyck-Sprout
15:48 14 Jan 21
The 5 star review is less for the visitor Center and more for the opportunity to stay overnight in a couple earthships! Such an incredible experience. Even when it was freezing cold outside, the earthship was comfortable to sleep in. We... stayed in the “studio” and “lemuria” and both were unique. Highly highly recommend!read more
Intelligent Cat
Intelligent Cat
00:07 03 Jan 21
This place rocks! Unbelievable architectural innovations. Interior greenhouses, passive solar, toasty in the winter, cool in the summer, floor to ceiling windows & a beautiful wide open minutes from world class skiing, snowboarding and... snowshoeing! Adam was friendly & helpful.read more
Trypp Adams
Trypp Adams
20:30 21 Oct 20
I booked a tour online for $7. The visitors center has the same layout as a home except for a few rooms and is the only building you get to enter. Your self guided tour continues outside on top of the building and around another building... across the parking lot. Honestly, I was happy to donate to the cause but would probably prefer to rent a home for a weekend or week to really experience the lifestyle. It's a really interesting place and I appreciate them opening their doors and showing another way of doing things.read more
Yvonne Cobio
Yvonne Cobio
19:12 11 Aug 20
Very educational & interesting. In awe about The Earthships. Definitely well worth the visit and will return. Has me thinking twice about what I consider waste material.
Henry Heilbroner
Henry Heilbroner
21:21 11 Jun 20
Self-guided tour was a rip off. Just walk around on your own. The only earth ship they let you see has three rooms and is used as a visitor center, not a home. I haven't done the guided tour, but seeing how the self-guided tour was very... misleading and deceptive, I wouldn't trust that either.read more
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What’s an Earthship?

An earthship is an off-the-grid and self-sufficient home that is made out of primarily natural and recycled materials like earth-rammed tires, cans, and bottles. Earthships harvest their own water from the sky and recycle that water multiple times. They grow their own food, treat their own sewage, and collect power from the sun and wind. They also use passive solar heating and cooling. Imagine no utility bills and a home that takes care of you year round.

What the self-guided tour includes:

The self-guided tour is within the Visitor Center building and two pathways to walk around outside. The Visitor Center building is a fully functioning earthship designed to provide education about Earthship Biotecture. You will be greeted at the front desk by one of our friendly staff members whom will provide you with some helpful information before beginning your self-guided tour. You will begin by walking through the greenhouse where you will learn about different functions of the building and experience the plentiful diversity of plants. At the end of the greenhouse you will enter a video viewing room where you will find a few videos that are on a loop which lasts about 10 minutes. The next room will be a slideshow viewing room where you can see photographs of the thousands of earthships around the world. This includes earthship humanitarian projects, personal homes, primary schools, and much more (about 15 minutes). You will then walk through the systems hallway to learn about and view our Water Organizing Module and our Power Organizing Module. You will then walk through our gallery (see gallery description below). There are two pathways available outside. One pathway takes you up to the roof to see our rain catchment system. The other pathway is south of the Visitor Center across the driveway where you will find ropes and arrows that guide you around the outside of a few other buildings.

What the 1-hour guided tour includes:

You will meet in the gallery at 3pm where one of our friendly staff will use the hanging panels to explain a bit about the history and what defines earthships today (for about 20-25 minutes). They will do a brief walk through of the Visitor Center, then take you into a few of our other educational facility buildings. These buildings include our Academy classroom building, the E.V.E. project, and into one of the first Earthships built in the community! Please keep in mind this tour is only offered Friday – Sunday from 3pm – 4pm.

What the gallery includes:

The gallery experience includes learning panels, photographs, merchandise (including many educational books on sale for purchase), one of our knowledgable staff members for questions, access to a restroom, and of course being inside of an earthship!

We can be reached at 575-613-4409 or visitorcenter@earthship.com every day from 9am – 5pm MDT.

If you do not get a response from us within 48 hours please call our office at 575-751-0462.