Intrigued by what an earth-sheltered home might look, or feel like, inside? Or wanting an overview of what it is to live sustainably?
Join one of our small group tours, which are led by a resident of the project on six Saturdays a year to give you a personal view on what it’s like to live in this sustainable co-housing project.
This tour includes a guided walk around the site to learn about our food, water and renewable energy systems, a tour of one of the homes, and a presentation on the challenges faced during the build, and subsequent development, of the project.
It is ideal for
- People seeking a more sustainable personal lifestyle
- Undergraduate students
- Environmental and energy campaigners
- Other organisations with an interest in environmental issues, including climate change mitigation and adaptation
If you have a large group please contact us about a group tour.
If you wish to discuss your self-build, renewable energy or water systems project in detail please consider a bespoke visit to ensure we can answer your questions in full.
Sustainable Living Tours Booking Form
We run around 6 tours a year, from 2-5pm on a Saturday.
Please click select a date, enter the number of tickets your require and press order now.
Or if you want to set a date for your own pre-arranged visit contact us.
This is aimed at people interested in responding to the climate emergency we all face.
A live interactive zoom tour of the project led by one of the residents covering their own home and the land. For example, founding member Simon will show you around and discuss with you what we do at Hockerton to make this community as sustainable as possible drawing on his 25 years’ experience of the project. You will be able to question him about growing your own food, renewable energies, water systems and living in or designing a home with no heating source. He will give you some practical tips about how to live a more carbon friendly lifestyle before challenging you to look at your own carbon footprint before lockdown and now and compare the two.
We are also running a weekday zoom tour aimed at children aged 7–11. This will be interactive and fun – the challenges of climate change, living in a sustainable community.
Tickets are available for children’s or School groups in the week contact us.
We will have a pre meeting 15 minutes before the start of the tour to sort out any online issues and zoom operations etc.