UPDATE: THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD, BUT MIKE & MARIE CAN STILL HELP YOU FIND YOUR DREAM COLORADO PROPERTY!
A million years ago when Jim and I thought we wanted to homestead in an eco-groovy earthship somewhere in America, we quickly learned that the earthship dream is far from the reality of what it’s like to actually create and live in one.
As we explored places like the New Mexico Earthship Institute, a “model neighborhood” of stunning earthship styles, we discovered that many people also share that dream.
Unfortunately, lots of hippie dreamers have gone broke trying to make their own earthship homestead happen, like this guy in Colorado.
Earthships are off-grid homes made with found materials that take an insane of labor, materials and sweat to build. You’d better have a lot of good friends who can help if you want to fabricate one from the ground up.
After we saw how much work, sweat and tears went into earthships, we opted to buy the most pre-fabricated, ready-made, warter-tight and move-in ready place available, which is what we have now in Red Feather Lakes.
Our little prefab palace gets on my nerves sometimes because I hate the responsibility of being a property owner, but it’s also been really nice to be able to say it’s 100% ours and it’s always been ready for us to move in when we visit.
Northern Colorado Earthship For Sale
But just when I thought I put that earthship fantasy behind me, today I learned about an earthship property for sale here in Northern Colorado near Fort Collins. This eco-groovy property is exactly what Jim and I were looking for back in the day before we became committed gypsies. Our awesome realtor family friends Mike and Marie have this place listed for sale.
This totally off-grid earthship is far closer to a “move-in ready” state than any other earthship we’ve seen outside of the Earthship Institute.
It’s on 35 wooded acres just east of our place and it’s a lot closer to Fort Collins. The elevation is lower which makes it perfect for summer gardens and livestock. It even features a separate art studio. I’m telling you, this was our dream property when we were first looking.
Today while we were out at the post office, we considered braving the latest snow storm and going to take a look at it but then decided not to. We’ve got wandering’ in our blood now and there’s no going back. But if you like the idea of nesting for a spell, give Mike and Marie a call, they’ll be happy to show it to you.
If you’d like to see what a completed earthship looks like, check out this Earthship Institute tour video we made.