Green Home & Garden TOURS

Celebrating a 22 year tradition in the North Country

 
  The                           
Local Living Venture
   

  is pleased to
present the          
 
Green Homestead &   
Garden / Farm Tours
   
                   
Sachno family water-pumping windmill      
and Ely family perennial garden with solar PV system.   

Twenty-plus years ago, in October of 1992, Local Living Venture Co-Coordinator Chelle Lindahl organized the very first tours of renewable energy homes in the North Country through the Real Goods Catalog, inspiring the very first North Country Sustainable Energy Fair (initially called "Alternative Energy Fair" - my, how far we've come!)  It's wonderful to see so many homes available to tour -  there are now more than 45 buildings of all stripes are on our master-list of North Country homes and  homesteads these days!) 




~ ARCHIVAL ~



THANK YOU to all who attended the Masonry, Bell & Rocket Stoves Home Tour on April 5, 2014!
It was very successful with over 60 sign-ups and even more interested parties who couldn't make it.  Feedback from attendees has been extremely positive - we all saw and shared some really great information with folks!  These are some amazing low-technologies with extremes of efficiency built in - please see our resources on these alternative heating methods at our webpage:  www.sustainablelivingproject.net/renewable-energy-appropriate-technology.


Get on our mailing list (write to LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com)
to receive advance notice of upcoming events.




 ANNOUNCING: 

                  Green Home Tours                  
  Cheap & Efficient Mass Heaters -  
     Masonry, Bell & Rocket Stoves    
Saturday, April 5, 10 am to 5 pm
It doesn't cost a fortune to set up a heating system in your home that will luxuriantly warm you twice from a small amount of wood - in fact, you can build many of these for FREE out of reclaimed materials and natural elements right under your feet!  Add to that the fact that it's virtually impossible to have a house fire from one of these style of stoves, and you will be impressed! 

These are "DIY" projects (including water heating, too!) that are fun and well worth a few days work to have one in your home, business, or greenhouse.  Some estimates claim that you can burn as much as 90% less wood - for the same heating factor or better, since it's radiating into your home all day, not just when the stove is going!  Think about how much less tree felling, splitting, stacking, and hauling that means for the average woodstove user - even if it's only 50% less, that is significant!

Join us for a tour of homes using lo- and hi-tech mass heaters and the lovely homes that insulate them in the St. Lawrence River Valley (Canton/Potsdam area), coordinated by the Local Living Venture.  Several sites will be toured - sign up now for more details!  LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com

For resources we've collected on rocket stoves and mass masonry heaters, check out this page.

Tour Logistics
This tour is set up as one hour at each home so carpooling and caravans will be recommended for those who wish to see all of the homes.  Alternately, attendees can pick and choose the ones they'd like to go to and spend the "down" time grabbing lunch or running errands in town, etc.


By RSVP Only

Attendees must RSVP for the locations, directions and schedule of tours by writing to LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com.

Please include the following information for each member of your party:

  • name(s)
  • if you are interested in carpooling (note where your start point would, please)
  • phone numbers
  • emails

There is a limit of 15 people for this tour, so please sign up early to secure your spots!
It is likely a second set of tours will be add due to demand.  They would be on the same schedule as the first set, but commence one hour later.


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On-Grid Passive Solar
/ Russian Mass Heater

This home is "on-grid," but highly energy efficient; and has a centerpiece of a solarium with a gorgeous "Russian" or "Swedish" style mass masonry stove.  Super efficient, passive solar; the home is built with local, green and recycled materials and features an earthen floor and an indoor garden.  Home built by Bryan Lee.






Solar / Primitive / Off-Grid / Rocket Mass Heater
Passive solar and wood heated house.  100% off-grid photovoltaics, local building materials.  Basic Rocket cooking & heating inured to Small is Beautiful principles: less polluting, higher efficiency wood burning. This home does not have a mass heater but features a cook stove rocket retrofit adapted to small spaces (which burns way more efficiently using rocket stove principles.)  Adaptations include water heating, plus a homemade chimney heat extractor (using water as thermal mass) and an outside rocket "summer kitchen" -- simple warm weather cooking for those oriented to simplicity. 
SNOWSHOES SERIOUSLY RECOMMENDED TO TOUR THIS SITE.  Walk in 1/4 mile on unplowed path in deep melting snowpack that you punch through on random steps.  It can be slow and tiring to slog through with out snowshoes!  Our apologies, we couldn't anticipate the weather conditions still being what they are!





Solar / Primitive / Off-Grid / Rocket Mass Heater

Mass Heater Rocket Stove - High-efficiency, positive draft or "convection heat pump" method; super safe wood mass heater with warming bench.  Primitive living, but in style -- "walking" water instead of running water, beautiful composting toilet outhouse featured in TAUNY Homesteaders display, 100% off-grid solar DC power, local building materials.and the rocket mass heater built in September, 2012Home built by owner, and in part by Schulze Construction.     

     




On-Grid Passive Solar
/ Russian Mass Heater
Masonry Home with "Finnish" style soapstone mass-masonry "contraflow" stove and passive solarThis "don't miss" new home features radiant floor heat, super-insulation, old world lime plaster - plus a 30' year-round winterized yurt with radiant floor heating (which may or may not be on the tour after the main house), as well as a living roof garden on a large Asian-style shed -- not the season for it, but it's cool anyway!  New home built by Schulze Construction.






Triple Bell Heater & Hot Water

This brand new project is being built as this is being posted, so who knows where it will be at the time of the Tour, though our hosts do plan to have it completed by then!  Their style triple bell heater (for heat and hot water) is mounted atop the wood cookstove and is using the free gas movement method. An exciting and ongoing project that should heat water, heat the house, cook food, bake food, bring fresh air into the house, and be pleasing to the eye.  It’s not costing a lot of money to build, is very efficient on how much wood it burns, is safe, easy to operate, and the Martin's shouldn’t have to start a fire nearly as often as with a conventional metal stove.  Home built by the extended Martin family and friends.
PHOTO CREDIT: Melvin Martin.  Stove in process!  Began building it March 21, 2014.


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A small, free-will donation is requested from those who are able, to benefit Local Living Venture projects and workshop creation.  We are a small, essentially unfunded community group and depend on donations to do our work!  You may contribute at the homes you visit or by PayPal (PayPal account not needed.)  Please make a small donation if you're able!  Thank you very much!

Write us at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com if you have any questions
or to get on our mailing list for advance notice of future events!

Emails sent within the 24-36 hours just prior to the tour may not be seen, so please write
LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com and call if the time is close!  (315-347-4223)

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      Tours Co-Sponsored by Mark Seymour / Radiant Hearth, Inc.

Mark Seymour is a member of the North American Masonry Heater Association and owner operator of Potsdam based Radiant Hearth, Inc., a local small business dedicated to wood fired heating, cooking and baking.

"After enjoying many years of warmth from a 1975 vintage wood stove in my hearth, my quest for a more sustainable and reliable way to heat my home lead me to my discovery of masonry heaters. This ancient technology of recovering flue gas heat through masonry channels, before they are lost up the chimney, is as relevant now as it was 400 years ago."

There are many styles of these heaters found throughout Russia, Europe and more recently North America. Masonry heaters still remain a little known method of heating in Northern New York, an area that has an abundant resource of cord wood. Masonry heaters are one of the most efficient ways of harnessing this carbon neutral resource.


       Mark Seymour  ~  Radiant Hearth, Inc.  ~  radianthearth.com

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 Green Buildings Open House 
 Renewable Home Power
 Energy Efficiency Home Tour 


Saturday, October 5, 2013
~ times as noted per household ~

Green Buildings Open House, Saturday, October 5, 2013

A national and regional tour that is organized in the St. Lawrence River Valley by the Local Living Venture.  There are four sites in St. Lawrence County and two in Jefferson County! 

Check out the links below for sites you can tour!
Note the address on their link for your use,
and also the times their tour location is available please.



2013 Green Buildings Open Homes

Please note that open house hours are different at different homes - please arrange your travel schedule accordingly.


A national and regional tour that is organized in the St. Lawrence River Valley by the Local Living Venture.  So far, four sites in St. Lawrence County and two in Jefferson County! 

  • View the link of information about each home below, so you can build your personal tour itinerary of the places you're interested in!

  • There is no need to "sign up" for a tour - just look at the link for each home and create your own itinerary - keeping in mind that some homes have different available times than others, please!

  • HOWEVER, we do appreciate if you would let us know you're participating - please call 315-347-4223 or email us at SustLivingProject@gmail.com -- thanks so much!  (No need to take this step if you donate by PayPal, and thank you very much!)

  • A small, free-will donation is requested from those who are able, to benefit Local Living Venture projects.  We are a small, unfunded community group and depend on donations to do our work!  You may contribute at the homes you visit or by PayPal (PayPal account not needed.)
    Please make a small donation if you're able!  Thank you very much!



  • St. Lawrence County

    Please note that we have removed the links to each home below, since they contain home addresses.  Tour hosts did not agree to share their addresses with people year-round, so we felt it incumbent to disable the links. 

    Get on the Local Living Venture mailing list for advance notice of future events and contact us for details on local homes during the rest of the year!  Write to LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com.
    • Crazy Jerry's Off-Grid Extravanganza   Colton  10-3 pm click here for details      ___ VISITORS TOURED THIS SITE

    • Northern Lights Home & Office   5.28 kW Solar System  near Canton/Russell 
      10-3 pm    click here for details 
        FOUR VISITORS TOURED THIS SITE

    • Rocket Stove (High Efficiency Safe Wood Mass Heater) at Ness  West Pierrepont (10 mi. from Canton)   noon-3 pm only    click here for details    TWELVE VISITORS TOURED THIS SITE

    • Small Scale Solar/Simple Living Systems at Ness   noon-3 pm only    click here for details    (same home as above, different listing)     TWELVE VISITORS TOURED THIS SITE

    Jefferson County
    • Woodhenge Sustainability Campus   Adams Center   10-3 pm    click here for details    
      FIFTEEN VISITORS TOURED THIS SITE

    • Cronk Earthship   Adams    10-3 pm   click here for details     TWENTY VISITORS TOURED THIS SITE

    See the NESEA site for details on the Green Buildings Open House organization and small scale home energy systems as well.  There are tours all over the Northeast through NESEA and tours all over the USA on this same day through ASES as well!


    Write us at SustLivingProject@gmail.com if you have any questions. 
    Emails sent within the 24-36 hours just prior to the tour may not be seen, so please write and call if the time is close!  (315-347-4223)



    Join us for the
    Local Living Festival's

     Green Home Tours 

    the weekend after the Festival on
    Saturday, May 4th, 2013

    Sign up for first come-first served on the twenty available slots per home!

    Addresses will be sent upon RSVP at the Festival.  We have a limit of twenty persons at most of these homes (not all) so we will not advertise the locations to the public.  You must sign up to receive the addresses and tour times.

    This year we've set up geographic "pods" of 2-4 homes within a reasonable distance of each other, for the most part.  Starting at 1 pm (except for one at noon!) the first home would be open for 45+ minutes to tour, talk, and grok.  At 2 pm the next home is open (allowing 15 minutes for transit), 3 pm the next, and so on.

    This way everyone gets there more or less at once -- avoiding a lot of the continuous disruption issues with folks arriving midstream during the tour, and providing a better experience for all attendees



    TO SIGN UP

    EMAIL  SustLivingProject@gmail.com  for addresses of homes on tour.

    Please provide:
    • Name
    • Number in Party (there is a tour size limit, so please note this!)
    • Home Number
    • Cell Number
    • Pods you are interested in touring (mix and match is fine!)

    There is a suggested, free-will donation of $10 -- for just one, or up to the full afternoon of tours.  The homeowners are all hosting this tour out of the goodness of their hearts and are not being asked to solicit funds for us so it will be entirely your choice to do so.  We hope you will, in support of our work in the North Country.




    On-Grid Passive Solar / Russian Mass Heater
    HOME TOUR POD ONE
    Pyrites and Potsdam






    PYRITES (10 miles from Canton):  This home is "on-grid," but highly energy efficient; and a gorgeous home.  Super efficient, passive solar, heated with a masonry stove.  The home is built with local, green and recycled materials and features an earthen floor and an indoor garden. 
    Home built by Bryan Lee. 
    1 pm







    POTSDAM
    :  Two homes in one tour - a
    new passive solar home with masonry heater, super-insulated, radiant floor heat, old world lime plaster  (being finished at this time) plus a 30' year-round winterized yurt with radiant floor heating, as well as a living roof garden on a large Asian-style shed.  The new home is built by Schulze Construction.  
    1 pm


    NOTE: Can combine this Pod with others - both "Pod 1" homes are currently scheduled for 1 pm, so you can connect with another tour at 2 pm. 




    Solar / Primitive / Off-Grid / Rocket Mass Heater
    HOME TOUR POD TWO
    North Russell to West Pierrepont (5-10 miles east of Canton)

    Bumpersticker says "Kill Your Television"

    NORTH RUSSELL
    (7 miles from Canton):  Completely non-electric farm, Amish style, but "English" run.  Many homesteading skills highlighted here.  See our Facebook Page for the cover photo of these folks root cellar food storage!  

    2
    pm


    WEST PIERREPONT (10 miles from Canton):  Passive solar and wood heated house.  Off-grid photovoltaics, "green" building materials.  Full home-building business and wood-working shop, also run 100% off grid! Visitors must walk in about 1/5 mile.  Home of Schulze Construction.    3 pm


    WEST PIERREPONT (10 miles from Canton):  Primitive living, in style -- "walking" water instead of running water, beautiful composting toilet outhouse featured in TAUNY Homesteaders display, solar DC power, and a recently built rocket mass heater.  Home built in part by Schulze Construction.          
    4 pm




              Adirondack-style siding on the
              super-insulated home on the left;
              slate roofing and knotty pine paneling
              interior on the composting
              outhouse in the woods.

            







    DIY / Creative Builder Scrounging / Off-Grid  
    (NORTH)
    HOME TOUR POD THREE
    Canton to Colton

    CRARY MILLS (5 miles from Canton):  A small home under construction with it's "bones" exposed, shares with you the question:  "Can a single female head of household subsisting on less than minimum wage build her own home to meet the NEEDS (not the modern luxurious wants) of herself and her family and own it free and clear in the U.S. today?  How many written and unwritten rules seem designed to make this goal impossible?  What better way to support the security and stability (sustainability) of families and communities than for every person to literally have a stake-hold?  Come on over and I will answer NONE of these questions for you, because we each need to support each other in finding our own answers..." 
    Or, we can discuss carpentry, insulation, wiring, salvaged materials...
    Home built in collaboration with Bryan Lee.  
    2 pm



    COLTON
    :  Crazy Jerry's!  A small home only 30 feet from the utility line but not connected to it.  Solar panels, DIY wind generator, DIY outdoor solar shower, DIY 115 mpg motorcycle, DIY 127 mpg Urba Centurion sports car, 370 rpm Listeroid Generator, AC & DC LED lighting, Lithium Powered lawn mower, lithium powered enclosed velomobile, DIY super-insulated wood stove that cooks and provides domestic hot water, plus a fast and quiet flywheel-based renewable-electric wood-splitter, and more!!!!  You won't see this on TV, folks!
     
    3
    pm





    DIY / Creative Builder Scrounging / Off-Grid  (SOUTH)
    HOME TOUR POD FOUR
    Adams Center (slightly south of Watertown)





    The Woodhenge Community of several off-grid homes in varying styles.  Home to many-time  Local Living Festival presenter Jim Juczak and host of the burgeoning Woodhenge Sustainability Campus, a sister organization to the Local Living Venture and our planned Homesteading College. 

    You will not go away bored from a visit here; with so much DIY and creative building information all in one place, you will leave inspired! 
    noon








    TO SIGN UP

    EMAIL  SustLivingProject@gmail.com  for addresses of homes on tour.

    Please provide:
    • Name
    • Number in Party (there is a tour size limit, so please note this!)
    • Home Number
    • Cell Number
    • Pods you are interested in touring (mix and match is fine!)

    There is a suggested, free-will donation of $10 -- for just one, or up to the full afternoon of tours.  The homeowners are all hosting this tour out of the goodness of their hearts and are not being asked to solicit funds for us so it will be entirely your choice to do so.  We hope you will, in support of our work in the North Country.





    Green Buildings Open House
    October 13, 2012
    10 am to 3 pm



    The Local Living Venture
    is the
    North Country regional coordinator  for the
    national & regional,  renewable & energy efficient Home Tours.

    We are coordinating several homes in the St. Lawrence River Valley
    (from Potsdam in St. Lawrence County to
    Adams Center in Jefferson County!)
    for you to tour at your own pace. 


    Be sure to get on our mailing list for event notices such as this!
    (write us at SustLivingProject@gmail.com)



     A    S P E C I A L    F O C U S  i n  2 0 1 2 
    Homes with

    Mass Masonry Heaters
    and
    Rocket Stove Burner Technology!


    10/7/2012  In the event of last minute additions, please check in to sign up for new homes to tour at least once again before Saturday, October 13th.


     To Sign Up 
    and receive the address of each home you're interested in,
    please follow these instructions:


    1)  View the individual homes listed below to see if you are interested in signing up for that location.  To view complete details, click on their name below to link through to the EnergySage website -- where they are listed officially for this national and northeastern U.S. regional tour, for which the Local Living Venture (LLV) is the local sponsor. 

    Note: many more details about each home are presented on the EnergySage page you will click through to, we just list the most standard information below.


    2)  To officially sign up to tour a specific home: while on the page of the EnergySage website viewing the home's information, click the green button  Sign up to visit this property 

    3)  You will be prompted to Sign In and create an account.  This account will be used to send you an email with the address to each home you sign up for.
     
    4)  Your Itinerary will grow as you add homes and you can access it any time you are on the EnergySage site by clicking the green button
    View my Intinerary 

    5)  Feel free to Email us if you experience any difficulty. 

    More homes being added all the time!
    We will update the home previews below regularly,
    so pleaseBookmark this page!


    Homes currently on the Open House Tour:


    Big Rock House at Ness PV
    (two separate listings)
    Big Rock Masonry Stove
    Single-Family Residence in Intentional Community Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Biomass System (rocket masonry stove) plus Composting Outhouse
    West Pierrepont, NY (between Canton and Russell, 10 miles from Canton)


    "Walking Water", Swedish Gutters, Very Simple (ad Cheap!) Living






    CrazyJerry's Off-Grid Extravaganza!


    Single-Family Residence Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
    and much, much, much more!
    Colton

               Van de Water Home                    Single-Family                     Grid-Tied Power                                   Canton
                                                                                     Residence

                Off-Grid Home with
                  Straw bale insulation                      Single-Family            Solar Photovoltaic (PV)                            Canton
              Timber framed structure                     Residence
                 Masonry wood heater



    Other

    Single-Family Residence


    Solar PV/Energy Efficiency

    Energy Efficiency

    West Pierrepont, NY

    Canton


               Waverly St. Grid Tied                   Single-Family                Grid-Tied Power                                    Potsdam
                                                                                        Residence                         and more


        Soap Stone Masonry Stove,             Single-Family            Radiant heat/ demand                           Potsdam
                    includes bake oven                       Residence           water heater, passive solar,
                                                                                                                                    super insulated

                             Single-Family            Energy Efficient Home                       Parishville
                            Residence                  Passive Solar Design


                 Woodhenge                            Intentional Community       Solar Photovoltaic (PV)                Adams Center
                                                                                 several homes                              and much more


            Cronk Family Earthship        under construction           Rammed earth and tires                     Adams


      Happy touring!




    • Year Round Tours Only Below
    SIGN  UP  TO  TOUR  BY  PHONE  OR  EMAIL!

    To Register for Tours

    Please send an email to SustLivingProject@gmail.com or call 315.347.4223 -- be sure to note Home Tours Sign-Up in the Subject line or voice mail. 

    We will reply with a confirmation including answers to any questions you inquire about, an overview of the features at that homestead, the location and directions, and any (optional) "work day" project that might be featured for that visit (not applicable for October's Open House event). 


    IMPORTANT ~   Please include:
    ** full name **
    for each tour participant
    ** cell phone and ** home numbers to reach you that day or prior.


    Please send us complete information in order to receive the addresses of these folks who are kindly opening their homes for tours.  Thank You
    !





                 If you would like to            
               add your home         
               to our list of potential          
    touring sites, please
    Email us.



    • For regular updates please sign up for our mailing list. 
      Write to SustLivingProject@gmail.com

      We do not abuse our mailing privileges! 
      Weekly updates at most and no selling, etc.



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             YEAR ROUND HOME TOUR EVENTS:          
        Touring local homes that feature beautiful gardens, verdant    
                      
    farms, interesting home energy systems                        
      "passive"  (southern orientation,  day-lighting, super-insulated, solariums) 
       "active"        (photovoltaics,   windmills, small-scale hydro, etc.)               
                                   plus many "whole homestead" features!                         
                                                                                                                        
    These Tours are a regular monthly event, January through May! 
    We focus all of our energies in the Fall on the Green Buildings Open House
    events, so check our schedule for that!


    * Where the LLV Year-Round Tours differ from previous Tours:
    • a single home per month, in season, so more time at each
    • more opportunity for in-depth discussions
    • a more whole-homestead approach (gardens, grounds,
      cottage industries, farm and animals, etc., where applicable.)
      .

    • in some cases providing a hands-on experience, wherein home-owners get help with         .                  a project and attendees gain valuable knowledge and experience.           




    PAST EVENTS



    Solar Home Tour / Grape Vine Planting Work Party
    April 21, 2012, 9 am - throughout the day, Potsdam NY
    Lou and Sandy Maine will be your co- hosts at their off grid solar homestead outside Parishville.  Also co- hosting later in the afternoon will be Matt Whalen, Owner of High Peaks Winery, in Parishville NY.

    Lou and Sandy Maine have been living off the grid since 1982 and have a hybrid system of solar panels, diesel generator and battery storage. They use wood heat and have a pre-heated wood-based hot water system. They also raise chickens and pigs and have a large garden with vegetables and storage crops. The home tour will take place at 9 am

    After the tour there will be an optional Back Yard Vineyard Planting Work Party, which will begin some time after the tour.  At 1 pm there will be  break for a bag lunch ( bring your own lunch please) and more planting from 2-5 pm followed by a wine tasting with High Peaks Winery and a barbecue of farm-raised meat. Please bring a dish to pass if you plan to stay for supper (vegetarians welcome, despite the BBQ.)

    We will be planting 5 cold hearty test varieties of grapes for a total of 125 vines. If weather is inclement the workshop will be postponed until April 28th.



    Green Home & Garden / Farm Tours
    "Living Roof" & Garden Planting Party

    Saturday, May 28, 2011

    Visit a
    Living Roof near Potsdam and meet with the builder/grower!  Afternoon, following the...

    Gardening Party Event -- let's help the Cecilie Garden project of UShare in Lehman Park, Potsdam.
    Help plant out transplant seedlings that will be donated as fresh produce to local neighborhood center food pantries.  Planting out the garden is the traditional way to spend Memorial Day weekend in the North Country!  Learn from a experienced gardeners and help them make it happen.  This will take place in the cooler AM hours, with the tour in the afternoon.  Bring a bag lunch for noon break, gloves, water, and bug dope (check the Potsdam Co-op for all natural brands!)




    Green Home & Garden / Farm Tours
    "Crazy" Jerry's  Creative  Off-Grid  Retrofit  Home
    SATURDAY APRIL 23, 2011 Noon
    Crazy Jerry's on the tour again!  His presentation will focus on a nuts-and-bolts approach to Off-Gridding your older decrepit, non-energy star home -- in this case showcasing some very unique items.   See how some of the oldest technology, simply and elegantly mingles with the new to provide the domestic amenities we love in a tinkerers treasure trove of a home. 
    By the end of the tour, you'll be hot on the trail to start your very own endeavor -- within your skills and your budget.

    Here's a teaser list that should get you talking:
    Mobile-mounted Solar Panels, Sine-Wave inverter/Chargers, Batteries, 375 rpm in-house Diesel Co-Gen, Human Power!, Staber Washer, Spin-X Dryer, Sundanzer Refrigerator, Demand Water Heater and a fire truck extension ladder windmill tower ready for deployment.  You'll also take in the in-house bicycle generator setup,  the North Country's only bio-diesel powered motorcycle (115+ mpg!), sine wave inverter shootout AND a 3 minute spin dryer demo. 
    New this Spring is a  hotttt yellow  human-electric hybrid full-bodied tricycle dubbed "The Aurora Project" (see pic on our Green Home Tours page!) 
    If you're a tinkerer, and even if you're not, you will never forget this tour!


    Crazy Jerry says, "Make plans to come to the Green Homes Tour
    -- you definitely won't see any of this on TV!"



    Please pre-register for Tours
    See instructions below.

    Suggested donation of $10 to $20, sliding scale, $5 student - scholarships available when you RSVP.  All proceeds to benefit our Project, the tour hosts do not benefit financially. 
    Some tours have limited attendance, so sign up early! 
    Exact address and directions will be sent to registered attendees.





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    Many thanks to our Tour Hosts
    who donate their time to raise funds for our Project
    while sharing
    their homes, time & knowledge with you ...
    ...they make the North Country a great place to live!!

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     ANNOUNCING: 

     The Schedule for 

     Local Living Festival 
     H o M e  T o u r s 

    Saturday, October 2, 2011

    CLICK HERE
    for complete descriptions




    If this page is outdated, please note
    that this series of monthly tours
    is regularly updated at www.SustainableLivingProject.net/Workshops & Events




    To Register for Future
    Green Homestead & Garden / Farm Tours

    NOTE:  The months of January through July feature a tour as often as monthly.  

    Please send an email to SustLivingProject@gmail.com or call 315.347.4223 -- be sure to note Home Tours Sign-Up in the Subject line or voice mail. 

    We will reply with a confirmation including answers to any questions you inquire about, an overview of the features at that homestead, the location and directions, and any (optional) "work day" project that might be featured for that visit. 


    IMPORTANT ~   Please include:
    ** full name for  **
    each tour participant
    ** cell phone and ** home numbers to reach you that day or prior.


    Please send us complete information in order to receive the addresses of these folks who are opening their homes for tours.  Thank You
    !









              Adirondack-style siding on the
              super-insulated home on the left;
              slate roofing and knotty pine paneling
              interior on the composting
              outhouse in the woods below.