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We went to a new club NW of Taos, NM a couple of weeks ago for a tournament. On the way we went by these self sustained living houses----talk about weird-----thought you might enjoy some pics. I will try to make this not too bad of a download.

This is the one that caught my eye, probably got a government grant for a mil$ to build it. That hummer runs on veggie oil and or Hydrogen, that white box you see in front of the house is a hydrogen fueling station, uses stuff like propane does. That hummer is 37 feet long (stepped it off) and this whole thing can be found at http://www.angels-nest.org/

 

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There are I would guess, hundreds of these type homes in that valley, some/most have no water/power but what the house can develop. Probably most are sub-terranian, this one can be rented for I think $600 a night----why someone would pay that is beyond me but I guess someone does. Every doohickey and doodad on that thing does something, or at least looks like it does :roll: :wink: Those plastic cylinders with curved blades are as you guessed, a small wind turbine, but I have never seen one like that. I wonder if they are 12 volt?

 

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Last one, this one somewhat different, it is a showplace thing and museum, showing what all is and can be done in the way of collecting water, producing power, sustainable living.

This is considered sub-terranian, with the backside and top covered with soil except where the panels are. See all those dots in the adobe and in the wall around to the rear, those are beer bottles and on the back, bottles and aluminum cans----purpose? Idunno!

Here is the website that was listed for this place http://www.earthship.org/about/

I tried not to make the pic that big, oh well. That concrete short popbottle looking thing at the right, is a home----for real. Someone lives there 24/7/365. It is about 19 feet in diameter as best I can tell, has portholes for windows, all the power comes from that small panel?

 

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They look a little weird, but they're cool. The story says the first house is 8000 sq. ft. It doesn't look it. Were you able to see inside? I want the guy's house, but don't want his car. I can't imagine that fitting in a parking space at the grocery store.
 

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No, I didn't want to impose and appears as if someone was living there---or spent the night there. I did walk around it, and you are right, I don't think the ground enclosure would pull up 8K feet, I guess it could be multilevel?

Those Hummers like that are a joke in the HP catagory, I can't imagine what one that weighs what that one does, would run like.
 
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