Weather the Apocalypse In Green Santa Fe!

Worried about extreme weather in connection with greenhouse gases and global warming? How about rising sea levels, earthquakes, tornadoes, and nuclear generators? If so, rest assured: you can purchase your next home (or even an entire eco-village) in safe, secure Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“As we sadly watch the events in Japan, Joplin, Missouri and the flood ravaged mid-west [sic], we see that a home less exposed to weather extremes, fault lines and industrial facilities makes sense, and Santa Fe is such a place,” said a recent press release from Natural Homes Group of Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate, touting the benefits of life in Oshara Village, “one of the most sustainable communities in the nation.” Corny? Likely –  but at least you can ride out the end of the world in a sustainable manner?

Oshara Eco-Village Santa Fe home

image via Natural Homes Group of Prudential Santa Fe

Featuring 100 percent water reclamation and reuse, access to public transportation, neighborhood agriculture, walkable urban design and net zero homes, the Oshara Village development is the site of 700 homes, 50 of which are currently occupied.

With one million square feet of commercial and light industrial space approved, Natural Home Group also highlights Oshara as the ideal location for a new headquarters or R&D facilityfor a company that wants “a more secure location for it’s most valuable human assets in a creative and innovative community” — i.e., so when the Zombie-pocalypse comes, your people will still be hard at work developing widgets.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.