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Old 01-22-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: florida
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im in florida, the situation here is baaaaaad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how is the economy in nm? any answers would be apreciated, anyone knows about the green house movement there? anyone knows about earthship? so many questions so little time
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: center of N.M.
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Default Danny

Read through all the posts on here and your question will be answered. People on here will tell you that Taos and parts of central and southern N.M. will work for earthships. If in a Rush and Low Budget check out Carrizozo N.M. and Capitan area. el pintada kid
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Alto/Ruidoso
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I live near Ruidoso, and the economy doesn't seem too bad. Contruction has slowed a little, but it was going crazy before.

Are you interested in building an earthship for yourself or other people... or do you just want to live around them?

The preponderance of sun in the winter makes passive solar heating a no-brainer, but few take advantage of it. I guess most people building fancy new houses just don't want to design with the sun as a priority. It doesn't cost anymore, you just need to design it properly, with south windows, overhang, thermal mass with external insulation, etc.

I plan to build a house eventually that gets most of it's heat from passive solar, and the rest from a small woodstove. No need for a furnace, ducting, or AC (since it doesn't get that hot in the summer)... non of that stuff. We'll have small electric heaters in outlying rooms in case some evening-out of temperature is necessary.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Capitan, NM
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I was watching a show this evening talking about earthships in the Taos area.
176.00 a square foot to build I think it said. NM is a good area to have one because it doesn't seem to get too hot or too cold.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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Read through all the posts on here and your question will be answered. People on here will tell you that Taos and parts of central and southern N.M. will work for earthships. If in a Rush and Low Budget check out Carrizozo N.M. and Capitan area. el pintada kid
Florida may be hurtin', but it can't be hurting bad enough that there are more opportunities in Carrizozo! Nice little town, but I wouldn't move there without a job or a plan.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:55 PM
 
Location: NM south central mountains
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Danny what kind of work are you looking for and what area of New Mexico?
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:58 AM
 
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im in florida, the situation here is baaaaaad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how is the economy in nm? any answers would be apreciated, anyone knows about the green house movement there? anyone knows about earthship? so many questions so little time
What's your specialty or job skills??
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: T or C New Mexico
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Default Come on Over, we'd love to have you

Bring your chapstick, it's much drier here than humid florida.
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im in florida, the situation here is baaaaaad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how is the economy in nm? any answers would be apreciated, anyone knows about the green house movement there? anyone knows about earthship? so many questions so little time
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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ToC seems to be turning into a funky little "alternative" town. Keith Thompson: Totally Off The Grid at Ryan Is Hungry (http://ryanishungry.com/2007/05/22/keith-thompson-totally-off-the-grid/ - broken link)
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