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Earthship hits the market for $3.5 million


While iconic throughout New Mexico, Landships don’t go on sale often. Less than 10 of these green homes are currently on the national market.

The Earthship was first designed in the early 1970s in the Land of Enchantment by architect Michael Reynolds. His concept took off, and these residences now dot northern New Mexico and other arid parts of the country.

Highlighted by a passive solar design, these distinctive homes are focused on environmental preservation and sustainable architecture. Often built with recycled materials, they use less electricity and are designed for desert climates.

Now is your chance to board one of these sublime ships that recently landed on the Santa Fe market for $3,475,000.

Constructed of adobe and stucco in 1981, this luxury land vessel is known as the Desert Flower. In the native Tewa language, it is Ahkon Povi.

According to the listing, the design was inspired by Chaco Canyon National Historical Park and Pueblo Bonito, a cultural site within the park. According to the park’s website, the park is home to “massive buildings of the Ancestral Puebloan people [which] still bear witness to organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest.”


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The living room

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Dining room

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One of the bedrooms

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One of the baths

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Sauna and steam room

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Bathroom with bath and shower

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Kiva fireplace

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Outdoor pool

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Set on 11 acres, this Earthship measures 7,913 square feet and has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Glass ceilings and walls provide a connection to the outdoors while collecting heat to warm interior spaces.

The flagstone floor has radiant heat and there are eight kiva-style fireplaces.

The curvy house makes good use of raw wood beams throughout. A stunning highlight is a bathroom with rocky outcroppings in the shower and tub.

For relaxation, there is a cedar sauna and steam room. The outdoor swimming pool is ideal for sunny days.

The property is part of a homeowners association with approximately $495 annual dues.

Minka Ingersoll of Realty One of Santa Fe has the listing.

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