El Prado, 13th September 2016

Dear Lux Earthshippers,

It’s been an intense time so far at the Earthship Academy in Taos, New Mexico.

What kind of place is Taos, you wonder? It’s absolutely beautiful to be at this high altitude in a plain surrounded by mountains. The climate is arid (6 inches of rain per year), and my skin feels really dry here. The air is crisp, it’s very quiet and remote. The Greater World Earthship community is surrounded by sage brush and sun flowers, though when you go closer to the Rio Grande canyon, the vegetation gets a bit lusher with more presence of water. There are mountains that are over 13.0000 feet (4000 m). There are coyotes howling at night, snakes including rattlesnakes, tarantulas, wild horses, deer… You can see very far (so comforting and such a contrast to plucky little Luxembourg hills), and because of this one gets the privilege of perceiving many different weather systems at once. When it rains, the skies are just beautiful, the light dramatic and rainbows abound.

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