TRANSITION SOOKE presents …
The Sooke Ecohome Tour
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eager to live more independently, tap into nature’s energy grid, lessen your environmental footprint and save money in the bargain? The first Sooke Ecohome Tour on Saturday, Oct. 8 offers seven examples of how the renewable energy revolution is taking root in the region.
Stops along the 19km circle route include the super-efficient Harbourside Cohousing on the Sooke waterfront; the cob cottage at lovely ALM Organic Farm; a work-in-progress rammed-earth home in Otter Point; a newly built tiny homemade largely from found and recycled materials; and a trio of private residences — two with solar arrays installed by Viridian Energy Co-operative and a third constructed of natural materials by Keary Conwright Natural Homes.
Get practical ideas on how to retrofit your home for immediate energy efficiency improvements while exploring what might be possible atop and under your own roof in the future. Showcased features include natural building construction, rooftop solar, rainwater catchment systems, grey water irrigation, radiant in-floor systems, composting toilets, permaculture gardens and outdoor solar cookers.
Your hosts will include a local farming legend, two former Red Cross International aid workers and their kids, a barista extraordinaire, an intentional wellness specialist and her airline pilot husband, a wildcrafter residing with his family in a newly constructed tiny home, and the proud members of one of Canada’s most celebrated cohousing ventures.
Tickets will be available on Oct. 8th *only* at the Stick in the Mud Cafe and the Sooke Country Market (corner of Eustace and Otter Point roads in the heart of town) from 9:30 a.m. until early afternoon.
- $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.