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“Experience life off the grid” in this unique Airbnb earthship


It took the host three years to build the unique structure, according to the Airbnb listing.

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Short-term vacation rentals on Airbnb in Taos, New Mexico, has become very popular for its quiet wilderness and its uniqueness.

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And the fact that it invites guests to “experience living off the grid with all the modern conveniences,” according to the Airbnb listing.

The house was built by owner Dan over the course of three years and was “one of the hardest things” they’ve ever done, the listing notes. The owners lived in a tent as they created a residence that looks like a work of art.

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“This house is called the Earthship, a completely off-the-grid home that captures its own rainwater, generates its own electricity, and maintains a steady 72 degrees year-round without using fuel or electricity!” the list says.

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“Don’t let the term ‘Off Grid’ fool you, this home has all the modern conveniences.” fast wifi, Netflix with flat screen TV, large fridge, large oven/hob with powerful extractor hood, large bathroom with luxurious deep soaking tub and stone surround. There’s even a high-efficiency washing machine if you need to do laundry.”

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Other features include:

  • Mountain and desert views

  • Hot water

  • Basics including toiletries

  • Heating

  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

  • Kitchen utensils

  • Dishes and silverware

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This property is considered a “rare find” by Airbnb because it is “usually fully booked.”

The house currently has almost five stars with hundreds of positive guest reviews.

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“This is a truly unique home and was perfect for our Taos weekend getaway,” said one guest. “It’s about a 20-minute drive outside of Taos, and while being in the Earthship community, it still feels remote and secluded.”

“Our stay on Dan’s earthship was so peaceful and comfortable!” another person commented. “The light is absolutely gorgeous and the temperature was always perfect (really amazing craftsmanship!!!) Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home.”

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“Such an interesting experience!” someone gushed. “The earth house was something different for me and my husband, and we really enjoyed staying at home. It was a wonderful introduction to Taos and the surrounding area, and the fact that you can take your dogs here was a big plus.”

Payment per night is subject to date availability, two night minimum required.

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Taos is about 70 miles northeast of Santa Fe.

TJ Macías is a real-time national sports reporter for McClatchy based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. TJ previously covered the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers for numerous media outlets, including 24/7 Sports and Mavs Maven (Sports Illustrated). Twitter: @TayloredSiren

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