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Earthship Cave Apartment A 'Eshu House'

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Earthships are homes that are made from tires, bottles, and cans. They are more efficient, and ecological approaches to building. In Taos they rent for thousands a week. The same architect designed ours, but of course we have a Mayan twist overlooking a majestic crater lake. Skilled machete carpenters and masons from the village have contributed to this building, and also including the non-profit 'long way home'. The outdoor kitchen was just completed and we have new appliances, and this thing are getting pretty comfy. Each apartment has unlimited internet. There are multiple apartments for rent, the main one is the first building we finished which kind of reminds me of a cave, as the building is built into the side of a mountain (which keeps it cool) with an epic view of the crater lake. ...Earthships are homes that are made from tires, bottles, and cans. They are more efficient, and ecological approaches to building. In Taos they rent for thousands a week. The same architect designed ours, but of course we have a Mayan twist overlooking a majestic crater lake. Skilled machete carpenters and masons from the village have contributed to this building, and also including the non-profit 'long way home'. The outdoor kitchen was just completed and we have new appliances, and this thing are getting pretty comfy. Each apartment has unlimited internet. There are multiple apartments for rent, the main one is the first building we finished which kind of reminds me of a cave, as the building is built into the side of a mountain (which keeps it cool) with an epic view of the crater lake. We have been implementing permaculture so this is a food forest community with the 'Fungi Academy' and 'Yoga Forest' as neighbor examples. It sits on a few acres of coffee and food forest at the top of barrio 2 above the cemetario. The bathroom is shared with the apartment next door, but we should have a compost toilet to add here shortly, NOTICE: Not suitable for Elderly. This is a rugged, mountain Earthship. If you are looking for a 5 star hotel go to a 5 star hotel. These things rent for $250 a night in Taos, we are charging a fraction. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 460200722More
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About the Owner
John B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2016
Interaction with guests
I will be managing this from the USA. The workers are not experienced hotel people, they are laborers maintaining the land. Whatever you need they can run to town and get for you items. PRIVACY: If you want the entire Earthship to yourself you will have to rent all the apartments. Let's make a deal, just click your dates, and it will allow me to make you an offer.
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Reviews (3)
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

It was intresting to see the esrthship we have heard so much about. Nice view with impressive permaculture. I would stay their again.

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank David M
Management response:Responded 11 June 2017

Great to have you and your wife.

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Had so much fun. Highly recommended. About a 15 minute walk from town. Outdoor kitchen is amazing. Water is from the mountain.

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank gobbliegook
Management response:Responded 11 June 2017

Thank you so much for staying. Many blessings.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Great stop on the lake if you want something different and an ecology lesson. Went to Yoga Forest everyday for Yoga and lunch (next door), and loved the Mayan workers who were very attentive.

Date of stay: November 2016
1  Thank chaosmonkey976
Management response:Responded 11 June 2017

Thank you

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Water Views
Safe
Towels Provided
Freezer
Balcony
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Children's Pool
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
There is a natural fence of cedar trees. The neighbors are the Mushroom academy and Yoga Forest. NOTICE: Not suitable for Elderly. This is a rugged, mountain Earthship cabin not a luxury hotel.
Getting around
Tuk Tuks are three wheeled vehicles in the village. If you can't walk you can Tuk Tuk for a $1 or $2. To get around the lake you will probably use a boat taxi (a few more bucks). To get around Guatemala I use a private shuttle. From the Airport it is $100 and 3.5 hours to the lakehouse.
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