Sooke Ecohome Tour #3
Welcome back for Transition Sooke's third showcase of Sooke region homeowners who are tapping nature's energy grid, modernizing time-honoured natural building techniques and finding creative ways to minimize their environmental impacts while saving money in the bargain.
Full details TBA in the weeks ahead. Please save the date!
Nice-priced tickets ($5 per person/$10 per carload/free for pedestrians and cyclists) will again be available *only* on event day at each of our participating venues.
Confirmed stops so far:
* Our solar-panelled residential home this year belongs to Sunriver's Carol and David Mallet. Guest: Steve Unger from
* A new tiny home built by Homes With Love's Forest Adam. Features rainwater collection, wood stove water heating, electric/gas hot water on demand, solar power, dry toilets and humanure composting.
* A return to Tony Johnson's rammed-earth building site in Otter Point, which we featured on our debut tour in 2016. His dream family home is now much further along even though Tony has been busy with Salt Spring-based
We'll also feature encore visits to two other in-progress homes we featured on last year's tour and which have made great strides over the last 12 months:
And back once more by popular demand: Christine Bossi and Martin Bissig's Econest on Kemp Lake Road, a masterful natural home built by the region's Keary Conwright on a hilltop piece of idyllic Otter Point farmland.
FYI 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.