Earthship (Phoenix) - North-West of Taos, New Mexico
An earthship is a home that is composed of natural and recycled materials. They are off the grid, utilize solar power, are built somewhat into the ground to help regulate temperature, collect water from rain, and are pretty much self sustaining constructions. This particular earthship also had a greenhouse inside that housed plantlife, turtles, birds, and fish. There were chickens in the backyard, too. It also had 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a waterfall, fireplace, and full kitchen.
There is a collection of these earthships out in that region North-West of Taos, New Mexico. As far as I could see in every direction was desert and mountains (Sangre de Cristo). The community is called the Greater World Earthship Community.