ECOhomes Tour Blue Mountains

Welcome to the ECOhomes Tour Blue Mountains website.
ECOhomes Tour Saturday, 20th October 2018,  view photos here.

Download the 2018 program - HERE

The next Blue Mountains ECOhomes Tour (which we have now been running for 18 years!) to be announced.

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These are an all-day bus tour led by ECOdesign Architect Nigel Bell, that are fun and informative. They are a ‘must see’ for those thinking of building or renovating within the Mountains and elsewhere. Participants learn from those that have done it – be it straw, earth, recycled or conventional materials, sustainable renovations, solar-cells, passive solar and/or funky home design! Mostly, these are not ‘grand design’ but achievable and homely, contextual and sustainable, community-level design.

Nigel seeks out what’s interesting and different, explaining the sustainability issues, regulations and performance. When we visit the homes, it’s over to those who’ve done it – be it the owners, builder, architect or designer! Be inspired by the thought, the skill and the lifestyle – those who’ve made the transition from idea to reality. We usually visit five very different homes (upper Mountains, lower Mountains) with an occasional demonstration of construction techniques. They’re always fascinating.


The tours are very popular, with many people coming back for more. So register your interest and book early on-line to ensure your place on the bus.

It’s a low-cost community event, with all money raised going towards Cittaslow Katoomba Blue Mountains projects.

Cost for Individual Registration is $90; and cost for Group/Couple Registration (2 or more) is $85 per person.