New York Times article highlights ‘Earthship House’ near Taos

EL PRADO, N.M. (KRQE) – Apparently, for $500,000 you can get a pretty cool and quirky house right here in New Mexico.

The New York Times put out an article Wednesday showing houses in different parts of the country that are on the market for $500,000.

They highlight a house in El Prado, near Taos, known as the “Earthship House.” It sits on a 340-acre subdivision with about 70 other “off the grid” homes with views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is built with earth-filled tires that retain and release heat, making the house a consistent 70 degrees no matter what the weather conditions are outside.

It will set you back $515,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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