Greater World Community Earthship Cluster, New Mexico

This remote site, a former gravel pit, is probably the largest grouping of "earthships" in the nation - a uniquely northern New Mexican style subdivision. It is comprised of more than a dozen homes built in the energy and material efficient style known as "earthships," that generally use recycled materials such as bottles, cans, and car tires rammed full of earth as the primary building blocks, forming a building that is built into the ground, with large windows facing south. This development was started by one of the Earthship's principal designers and promoters, Michael Reynolds, who also built the REACH cluster north of Taos.