Live Tours – Sustainable Living in Hockerton

Intrigued by what an earth-sheltered home might look, or feel like, inside? Or wanting an overview of what it is to live sustainably?

On-site tour  on a Saturday

Book on-site tickets here.

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 require a tour for those in education we can help. If you wish to discuss your self-build, renewable energy or water systems project in  detail please consider our design services.  If these tours do not suit your needs we can arrange a tour designed especially for you.

Sustainable Living Tours Booking Form

We run around 6 tours a year, from 2-5pm on a Saturday.

Booking Process

Please click select a date, enter the number of tickets your require and press order now.

LIVE from Hockerton Housing Project – Interactive online zoom tour – our solutions to the climate change challenge and great for people that live a long way from Hockerton but still want to see and hear how it works. Contact us.

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.

We can do it online too!

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.

Find us

Hockerton Housing Project
Gables Drive
SOUTHWELL Nottinghamshire
NG25 0QU 

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“I and my three friends learned a great deal and we shall remember it always. You are patently achieving your aim to act as a catalyst for change, and we wish you even greater success in the future.”  “Visited Hockerton eco housing project. Hugely relieved to find they are ordinary people with jobs, cars, dogs, tellys etc. No hint of political axe-grinding or religion, just practical solutions and very nice houses.”


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