* Growing Food
* Dog Friendly
Sleeps 1-2 people
Nightly: $185 ($200 Holiday)
Weekly: $1017 ($1100 Holiday)
$50 per dog per stay.
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live completely off the grid, then this is your chance. In the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains near Taos, New Mexico, lies a small collection of buildings that seem equal parts Gaudí masterpiece and Dr Seuss whimsy. These are the so-called Earthships (earthship.com): radically designed buildings made from recycled materials and boasting impeccable green credentials. Solar panels generate electricity around the house, while a rain- and snow-collecting cistern provides all the water for the house. There's even a greenhouse.
Yet you won't have to sacrifice comfort staying here. These rentals come with wi-fi and smart TVs, and have a bohemian-chic interior that will appeal to design-minded folk.
“What I loved most about this place - aside from the surreal experience of staying inside an adobe-like building actually made of old tires and glass bottles - was the incredibly peaceful setting. You're in a magical part of the Southwest; there's nothing as peaceful as watching the sunset, and seeing the night sky slowly fill up with stars.” - Regis St. Louis