The Transition Sooke Ecohome Tour will be held on October 8 and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets for this self-guided tour will be on sale on the day of the tour at The Stick in the Mud.
The first Transition Sooke Ecohome Tour features seven shining local examples of how the alt. energy, micro-home and natural building revolutions are taking root in the Sooke region.
Informally formal tours led by our homeowners and their special guests will begin on the hour between 10 and 3 p.m. at each tour stop. Drop in anytime to join tours in progress and/or for visits and chats. Please leave your pets at home or in vehicles.
Our stops along the 19-km circle route:
- Dante Chicano and family’s 135-square foot tiny home w. king-size loft bed and hemp/jute fibre walls. Guest: Builder Forest Adam from Homes With Love.
- Mary Alice Johnson’s cob house at ALM Organic Farm. A special farmgate stand will be open for the day.
- David Evans’ 25-panel, 7.2kw photovoltaic system, installed for his residential home early this year. Guest: Viridian Energy’s Steve Unger. * Tony Johnson’s rammed-earth natural home, now under construction in forested Otter Point.
- Stephen & Lee Hindrich’s permaculture food garden with supporting infrastructure that includes rainwater catchment, grey water irrigation, water filtration, solar power, composting toilet (loaned for the occasion by a Henlyn Rd. neighbour) and a team of industrious worker chickens. Guest: Viridian’s Clayton Fischer.
- Martin Bissig and family’s Kemp Lake Road home built by KC Natural Homes’ Keary Conwright and featuring thermal mass interior walls and roof-mounted solar vacuum tubes that power the radiant in-floor hot water system. Keary will be present for the 2 p.m. tour.
- The celebrated, Built Green Canada gold-certified Harbourside Cohousing on the Sooke waterfront. Expect a warm welcome from the community with presentations, refreshments and tours beginning on the hour from the Common House.
Tickets will be available on event day (this coming Saturday) only at the Stick in the Mud Cafe (corner of Eustace and Otter Point) beginning at 9:30 a.m. Attendees will be asked to sign an insurance waiver when they pick up their map brochure.
- $5 per individual
- $10 per carload
- Free to cyclists and pedestrians
The Sooke Ecohome Tour is sponsored by the Real Estate Foundation of B.C. with funding support from BC Hydro and the District of Sooke.
- Sooke Ecohome Tour