WHO: You and a small cohort of other young adults. 

WHAT: Like an adult summer camp: immersive work/adventure residency @ TiLT, an incubator for personal & systemic change. 

WHEN: You choose: 1-4 month stay from May - August 2020.

WHERE: Based out of a sprawling 14-room handbuilt adobe hacienda in the heart of Taos, NM—home to Taos Pueblo, Earthships, the Rio Grande Gorge, and the Wheeler Peak wilderness.

  WHY: To discover the person you are meant to be.

  HOW MUCH: $130/week for lodging, food, utilities, classes, programming, gear and staff. Experiences include mountain & river immersions, professional & spiritual direction, skill building, apprenticeships, deep discussions, community projects, & lots of labor on the land. 

Partial scholarships available. 

  • Field Experiences: Visit and learn about lifeways very different from dominant American culture such as Taos Pueblo, Lama Foundation, and the Earthship “Greater World” village.
  • Cross-Cultural Community Engagement: Participants will learn of other cultures and help build community with local peoples through various collaborative initiatives such as as engaging in adobe restoration, tiny home building and permaculture projects.
  • High Desert Homesteading: Learn skills and knowledge of growing food in the high desert through regular labor on the land, animal husbandry, farm experience, and cooking with local ingredients to embody a more intimate place-based connection with your food.
  • Spiritual Development: Drawing from ancient streams of Celtic, Native American, Buddhist, Jewish and Christian traditions, participants will be encouraged to discover and embody a more expansive, wilder spirituality of hope, wisdom and mysticism in these often-troubling times.
  • Communitarian Living: TiLT lives and operates out of a 12 room adobe hacienda in central Taos. Residents will cook together, share most meals, share bathrooms, and live in close proximity. That said, each participant will likely have their own room, and there are many places around the property one can find solitude. We discourage cars, encourage bikes, and downtown is just a short walk away.
  • Mountain Top Backpacking Experience: We will cap off our summer together with a 4 day backpacking trip into the high country of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. We will put our team to the test, navigating our way through some of the most rugged terrain that New Mexico has to offer.


Our weekly rhythms are as follows:


We will begin our weeks with morning agricultural work on our land and at a neighboring CSA down the road, learning the ins and outs of high desert farming. In the afternoon, one cohort of participants will be working towards the implementation of a local food phone application while another will be working on a bio-regional activism-based podcast for Taos county.


Our team will travel 30 minutes North to the village of Questa to work on a community restoration and healing project with the local Hispanic community. This work will include adobe restoration, tiny home building, permaculture and learning about the rich Hispanic history of Northern New Mexico.


We begin every Wednesday with a conscious morning table talk over breakfast, followed by a day of home cooking - tapping into the information of our 'localmanac' - cooking bulk items and dishes for the week with local, conscious ingredients. We also volunteer at a local food bank every other week, connecting with the community around the issue of hunger. On the off weeks, we will engage in meaningful field experiences with connections around the community. In the evenings, we fire up our large adobe horno oven and bring the community together for a pizza night in our back yard.


Thursdays match the same schedule as Monday.


We return to Questa for a half-day of labor, connection and service, continuing our work towards healing and restoration of the community. In the afternoon, we will venture over to Lama Foundation, a world-class intentional community founded on the teachings of Ram Dass, for an evening Shabbat ceremony to kick off our weekly Earth Sabbath.


Encouraged Earth-Sabbath and fasting day - recharging one's batteries.


Encouraged spiritual practice in the morning, the rest of the day is yours. 


  • Plunge into mountain and river exploration.
  • Construct with adobe and stone.
  • Learn wilderness & homesteading skills.
  • Labor on local farms.
  • Inquire deeply into transformational spirituality.
  • Discover the person you're meant to be.
  • Live and grow in intentional community.
  • Discuss the crucial questions of our time.
  • Act to make the world a better place.
  • Discern your unique gifts, passions and call.

Living Conditions.


  • private room

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals


  • fast: streaming video

Getting here.

From Albuquerque: I-25 North to Santa Fe; exit on 599 north to by-pass Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos. 

From Denver: I-25 South to Colorado Springs to Walsenburg; Hwy. 160 to Fort Garland; Hwy. 159 and Hwy. 522 to Taos.


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