Blount County Solar Home Tour

The 2013 Blount County Solar Home Tour will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6. It is a 3-plus hour tour that includes four solar houses, an optional bonus house, a brown bag lunch, discussion, and a film.

The four solar homes have unique designs: one is a straw bale house, another is a dodeca yurt, one has clerestory (windows higher than the roof line to allow in light and air), and another is built underground. If you arrive 30 minutes early you may see other items of interest such as an organic garden, vermi-composting, rain water catchment, grey water, solar dehydrator, and a solar oven.

Tours are offered Saturday at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Questions? Phone Lacey at 215-6133 or e-mail SolarTourAlabama