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Green Homes Tour
September 14 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM$10
Sustainable Living Systems is hosting the 2019 Green Homes Tour, on Saturday, September 14th at 10 a.m., featuring three sustainable homes in the Bitterroot Valley. Guests will learn about the use of sustainable practices and materials in green building and how they can incorporate these techniques into their own homes or have highly efficient structures built for themselves.
Featured homes include an under construction earthship home made up almost entirely of recycled materials and built with volunteer and owner labor. A true testament to sustainable building, this home features a greywater recycling system, composting toilet, bottle wall construction, root cellar, and passive solar design.
A balecob house on an earthbag foundation will also be on the tour. This house is an entirely owner built structure incorporating a variety of natural building techniques: strawbale, earthbag, rubble trench foundation, cob, light clay straw, and wattle daub. This home also features a batch style rocket mass heater, earthen floors, and ferrocement garden beds.
The third featured home is a super insulated frame house with a new CO2 heat pump requiring no other heating in the winter, and a ventilator with heat recovery. These types of heating are revolutionary in their ability to heat homes in extreme climates and are being used in the most sustainable of homes built in Iceland.
Interested parties should meet at the large park and ride across from Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital, at the corner of Sheafman Creek Road and Highway 93, and plan on carpooling and caravaning to the featured homes. The cost to attend this event is $10 per person. Since this event spans several hours over lunch, participants should remember to bring water and snacks with them. For more information regarding Sustainable Living Systems or the green homes tour, contact Jill Davies at 406-642-3601 or Daniel Ray at 406-544-0058.