September 9, 2006
- The Award-Winning Wilson Natural Home
- 1 hour north of Toronto
- Near beautiful Hockley Valley
- Click here
for map and driving directions
Saturday, September 9, 2006
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Price: $2/person or $5/family
Home Tour Highlights
Post Design Exchange award-winner for Sustainable
Design (architect and owner)
insulation values of R50-60 for walls
- Straw Bale Construction, breathing walls
architecture, natural cooling
windows, high R values
lighting, low energy lighting
renewable, non-toxic materials
passive solar design and orientation
roof, natural cooling system
solar hot water
integrated solar / wind renewable energy systems,
electricity grid inter-tie
- Organic vegetable garden
cost to build as a conventional custom built home
Can't make it to SunFest this year? Buy the DVD for a Tour by John Wilson and an interview with Martin Liefhebber the architect. As a special bonus you'll get instant access to the 300+ book written by John Wilson on how to get sustainable today.
over Ontario, from all walks of life, aging from 1 month to 85 years
old, come to tour the inspiring Natural home built by John Wilson
and Leigh Geraghty. The Toronto Star feature article entitled "Natural
dream" that appeared nine days after the big blackout struck
a chord. As Brian Dexter said in his article, "When it comes
to living green, you can't do much better than the Wilson family.
On most days, their hydro meter even runs backward at times as they
export electricity to Ontario's power grid. It's a great example
of what one family can accomplish in doing what's right for the
of Ontario Dalton McGuinty Commendation for SunFest
you for your efforts in helping Ontarians to realize the importance
of energy conservation and to reduce energy consumption." -
Letter from Premier Dalton McGuinty in response to an invitation
to SunFest 2004. Read
the complete letter
Tours - Wilson
Natural Home by John Wilson
Time: 1pm-2pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Learn about the how you can start using solar and wind power today,
off or on-the-grid. Find out about the advantages of straw bale
construction. See all of the ideas you can use for being more efficient.
See how it all works. Ask questions about any concerns you have.
Get information from the experts including the people who installed
the systems at the house and the architect, Martin Liefhebber.
/ Martin Liefhebber
The firm is the award winning architect for the Wilson House.
Breathe Architects is an unique design firm with leading edge expertise
in ecological and renewable energy systems. The firm combines a
variety of interrelated disciplines to develop affordable and environmentally
Corporation / Leonard Allen
We are innovators, committed to a leadership role in the development
and utilization of solar electric technologies in mainstream applications.
Our team is building a unique company that is powered by vision...
a vision that sees our products providing an avenue for transparent
integration of renewable energy into everyday markets.
Construction Inc. (formerly C & R Construction) / Colin Richards
Kolapore Construction is in the custom home construction business
with a distinct view to the integration of natural, ecologically
friendly, and renewable energy resources.
COFFEE / Ian Cameron
Camerons coffee imports Canadas only supply of truly
Home Design/Build Team Contacts
more detailed information about solar/wind power, natural homes,
and much more:
Order the book Natural Living and new Sun Rise
by John Wilson.
Order the video tour of the Wilson Natural Home,
a 25 minute documentary about how John Wilson and his family built
their solar/wind powered home. Written and narrated by John Wilson.
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