Five New Mexico Compound Suspects Will Appear In Federal CourtFive suspects who lived on a New Mexico compound where a child's remains were found will make their first federal court appearance on Tuesday
New Mexico Compound Suspects Struggled Living Off the GridAs the commune culture in Taos began to fall apart in the 1980s it was replaced by individualist, off-the-grid experimental spaces, he said. Earthship architecture, pioneered by environmentalist Michael Reynolds in the 1970s, became an influential model. Neighborhoods of earthships and their variants began popping up in and around Taos. Some were built by wealthy off-the-gridders who considered themselves environmentalists; others had more radical anarchist tendencies; some were veterans or social misfits seeking to escape society, he said.