Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 11am to 3pm.
Welcome back for our third annual tour. Revisit last year’s two work-in-progress East Sooke homes (one now complete) and a rammed-earth project in the wilds of Otter Point that we showcased in 2016. Drop into a perennial farmhouse favourite on Kemp Lake Road. Visit with Sooke homeowners drawing energy from the sun. And explore the bones of an evolving tiny house in Metchosin.
Nice-priced tickets ($5 per person/$10 per carload/free for pedestrians and cyclists) will again be available *only* on event day at the Stick in the Mud Coffeehouse in downtown Sooke and at each of our participating venues.
This self-guided tour can be done in any order over a circle route. Drop-ins welcome anytime during tour hours. Keep your ticket handy and be prepared to show it if asked. Please leave your pets at home or in your well-ventilated vehicle.
According to our loose definition, an ecohome (new or retrofit) uses building techniques and/or technology to create energy savings and a substantially lower carbon footprint in both construction and ongoing operation. Insulation and airtightness, passive solar orientation, thermal mass building materials, renewable energy sources (solar, heat pump, biomass), rainwater harvesting, greywater collection and recycled building materials are considerations.
Homes on the tour are located in Sooke, East Sooke, Otter Point and Metchosin.
For more information and a look at their 2018 homes on the tours, visit their website.