I got to stay in an amazing Earthship with an inspirational woman named Elisabeth! She is 74 years old, leads two different hiking groups each week, a book club and skis every day she has the time in winter. She lives by herself in an Earthship house she began building in 1993 and was completed in 2005. She used to live in Los Angeles, California and retired to the tiny town of Carson, New Mexico (about 30 minutes from Taos and only 10 minutes from the gorgeous Rio Grande Gorge). Elisabeth was so sweet, even inviting me on her hikes, to dinner with her friends and educating me on the area.
out back...this part of the Earthship only has one layer of adobe on it so you can see the shape of the recycled tire insulation.
view from inside the house
Elisabeth and her two dogs, Mollie and Charlie, on our hike down into the Gorge (Vista Verde trail)
view of the Gorge
Josephine found some mushrooms!
view from day two hike
Shiva found a stream (we had to cross about 8 of these)
some fellow hikers from the group.
It was humid that day (for New Mexico anyway)...