Ever dream of getting away from it all? Perhaps you should consider living in—or even building—an Earthship. These off-grid/mostly off-grid dwellings are some of the greenest and most economical buildings in the world, and are made from recycled materials such as glass bottles, old tires, reclaimed wood and plenty of elbow grease. Sound a little too rustic? These 40 incredible images might convince you otherwise.

This is the Phoenix Earthship in Taos, New Mexico. Amazingly, you can even stay here.Earthship Biotecture

They can be incredibly whimsical and complex ...

The HIVE, which serves as campus housing for Earthship Interns and Academy students. Earthship Biotecture

Or something much simpler, like this ...

Earthship Haiti exterior. These buildings and systems can be duplicated by locals. Earthship Biotecture

These homes can be built anywhere and in any climate.

In the mountains.Earthship Biotecture

In a plain. Earthship Biotecture

In the destert.Earthship Biotecture

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