I am currently living off the grid in Taos County, New Mexico about a 35 minute drive from Taos on the mesa in “Carson Estates”. I have a Schoolie & another camper, a couple outhouses and sheds plus a pit garden. I’ve got solar power and will be building wind turbines to augment that eventually. Right now I’m building a cistern, and various Earthship-inspired structures using thermal mass, passive solar & rainwater collecting roofs out of pounded earth tires, super adobe earth bags and styrofoam-infused aircrete. It’s all environmentally friendly, negative carbon footprint and sustainable using upcycled materials. There are a couple garden areas but a lot of permaculture work needs to be done too. Wanna help?

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Come on by. Glad to have you. I’ve surrounded myself with cool people who are super fun with hearts full of joy and zero hate. Is that you? You’re welcome here.

The property is VERY off the grid. They are dirt/mud roads and they are BAD. You will either need to have a 4wd vehicle with high clearance or arrange for me or somebody to pick you up at the entrance to the neighborhood, where there is parking available.

This is the high desert – about 7,200 feet in elevation. Please plan accordingly and dress for rapidly changing weather.

Santa Fe Airport (SAF) 1.5 hr drive
Albuquerque Intl (ABQ) 2.5 hrs
Taos Regional (very limited flights)

Train & Bus:
– New Mexico Rail Runner from ABQ to Santa Fe
– Ride the Blue Bus from Santa Fe to & around Taos

Please RSVP if you’re interested in learning, helping, or getting involved. You can also contact/venmo @ChadRiden all over the rest of the internet.