Optional Housing

We offer shared rooms, private rooms and double occupancy private rooms.  These are located either within the Academy campus at the Greater World Earthship Community or at the Castle Compound on the mesa just northwest of the town of Taos which is about a 15 minute drive away from the Greater World Earthship Community. 

We offer housing that is off-the-grid, solar powered and utilizes water harvesting. They are very basic, dormitory-style places to Academy studenrs for an additional fee. The accommodations include pre-Earthship designs, Earthship-inspired buildings, and our latest Simple Survival models. These spaces are rustic and you must be prepared for camping-like conditions. Some of the water and power systems of these buildings are designed for minimal use only, not for ideal comfort.

Mattresses are provided, but you will need to bring bedding and a pillow. You will need to be prepared for keeping your food in coolers (provided). There is free WiFi in most locations.

If you need a level of comfort higher than described above, please find your own alternare accommodations.  

Optional housing rates are $450, $600 and $800 per session depending on the type of room you choose.



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PDF Application Download: Fill it in and mail it to us along with your photo and recommendation letters.
If you are applying with a friend, relative or partner, please include their name on your application.
Questions: academy@earthship.com  / 575-613-4899.

Must be 21 and older to apply.

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Academy Courses

  • History and Evolution of the Earthship Concept
  • Thermal/Solar Heating and Cooling
  • Building with Natural and Recycled Materials
  • Water Harvesting, Storage and Filtration
  • Contained Sewage Treatment
  • The Water Organizing Module
  • The Gray Water Panel
  • How to Read Earthship Construction Drawings
  • Earthship Types
  • Simple Survival Earthships
  • Simple Survival Systems
  • Earthship Finishing Options and Techniques
  • Food Production in Earthships
  • Introduction to Aquaponics
  • Basics of Electricity
  • Solar and Wind Electric Systems in Earthships-
  • The Power Organizing Module
  • Earthship Job Site Safety
  • Earthship Terminology
  • Building Permit Process for Earthships
  • Earthship Village Ecologies, Test Sites and Colonies
  • Earthship Retrofit for Conventional Homes
  • Earthship Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Projects
  • Earthship Project Planning and Staging
  • The Owner/Builder Earthship Experience
  • Earthships in the Context of “Sustainable Architecture”
  • Academy Independent Study Overview for Proposals

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