Guided Tours

An interesting and entertaining insight into what makes the smallholding tick

The tours cover low energy/ passive solar house design, renewable energy systems, vegetable and herb growing, orchard and woodland exploration, free ranging chickens, wildflower meadows, veggie box scheme, bee keeping, protected cropping, autonomous water services and other areas of interest involved with living and working in a more sustainable way.

The tours have been of interest to everyone from academics to architects and anyone interested in a more sustainable lifestyle.

Standard tour

Our standard site tour includes a tour of the project site highlighting key elements of landscaping and the topics outlined above. This tour usually lasts approximately 2hrs and includes light refreshments. Our rate for this tour is £30 for up to five people, £45 for up to 10 and £65 for up to 15. If you then want to expand this into a more technical written or verbal exercise we can agree an additional fee at that point.

In depth tour

If you know you want an in depth tour, which includes a tour of the inside of the house including the twin vault compost toilet and gives time to explore the specialist technical areas of your interest, we have a tour that lasts for approx. 2½ hours that includes light refreshments. Our rate for this tour is £45 for a group of up to 5 and £65 for up to 10 people.

Larger groups and school parties are welcomed and rates are dependent on the specific group requirements.

Please call us to book a tour 01763 243960.

Consultancy

We have experience of working with a number of organisations and individuals on a range of planning, smallholding, energy and water projects. Our fees are from £30 per hour. Please call us if this might be of interest 01763 243960.