“Live Simply. Chase Dreams. Be Authentic.”
Inspired by Earthship construction in Taos, NW, Taylor and Steph Bode set on a mission to live off-the-grid, and eventually built themselves a self-sufficient home in Santa Cruz Mountain. Though being made out of tires and beer bottles, the unique handmade home has a stunning light-filled interior, which is then beautifully furnished with items that the duo scavenged from Craiglist.
The entire journey from the discovery of Earthship Biotecture to the process of building their very own home is meticulously documented in Nomadic Roots – a 146 pages photobook, which the couple also wrote, designed, and edited themselves.
We built our house for under $10k. We didn’t have money to blow on expensive materials and finishes. What we did have was resourcefulness, determination and a creative approach that could be replicated by anyone, anywhere.
Thousands of hours of work went into this house. We embraced every challenge… Building our own home and living off-the-grid was an experience more rewarding than anything we could have imagined.
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