Our first full day back in Taos and Lacy’s first full day in Biotecture School. I was very pleased to be allowed to sit in today and get an introduction, first hand from the founder of the Earthship Academy, Michael Reynolds. It was so very exciting to see Lacy get ready for a month’s long school today. Full days, 6 days a week, 1/2 class and 1/2 hands-on-building for the month of November.
This is a natural extension of our plans to own and build our own Hospitality business. Just maybe it will be an Eco-oriented, Earthship-inspired place for people to spend time out, in and become part of the environment while staying in a “living home”.
“Own your own life” was part of Mike’s speech. It resonated strongly with us recently but, in fact, it was part of both of our own dreams before we even met. Now it will be a part of us for the rest of our lives.
There were just over 40 people from around the world, from different walks of life but all drawn to a common place and time to share what they know and learn more about sustainable living. This isn’t your Uncle Hippie 70s home anymore. The architecture and environment have merged to form Biotecture. The engineering has grown from building a greenhouse against a stack of old tires to a sophisticated water, solar driven home that uses the learned techniques of Passive Solar design incorporating natural and organic processes to allow us to live off-the-grid. In the process, we can have a very hi-tech home built by our own hands out of recycled and upcycled materials.
We can’t wait to get started on our own home and guest homes someday soon. Today was just Day 1 in a long process. I hope you will come and see us along the way. We will let you know how to send us old tires, glass bottles and Ibuprofen soon.