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Encore: Sustainable Homes Tour

Tour some of the High Desert's most sustainable homes. Learn about homes that not only generate their own power, but are doing it in style.

$70 (6 hrs) — there are 6 homes on this tour.

Category: @High Desert, Outdoors, Self-driving Tour, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), AIA Continuing Education, *Newly Added

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The Sustainable Homes Tour is a self-driving tour of some of the High Desert's most "eco" homes.  Attendees will have access to private residences not normally open to the public, where they will be able to view homes powered exclusively by the sun, and in most cases, are completely off-grid.  Talk to the owners about their process of building the homes or what it's like to live off-grid.  Get tips and tricks for your next project, or just an idea of where the future of self-sustainable dwellings is heading.

Watch an on-demand conversation with sustainable design architect Don Albert to kick off the tour, or view the homes first and afterwards see what Don has to say about their design. This new February talk will include an in-depth analysis of Joshua Tree's Doolittle House, with insights from the home's owner and analysis from Sustainable Architect, Don Albert.The video will be available to view online, or download the podcast version and listen while you take the tour!  With this wealth of information, walk away from the tour with renewed inspiration, knowledge and a passion for sustainable, luxury living.

Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite home, which will be awarded with the title of "Sustainable Home Tour 2023 Favorite."

Sustainable Living: See for YourselfPalm Springs Life, September 18, 2022

This event qualifies for 2 CES/HSW Learning Units (LU).


Things to Know
This tour is individually ticketed.
This activity is for all ages.
There are six (6) homes on this tour. Four (4) homes appeared on the Modernism Week October tour.
This is a self-driving tour across several venues; guests must provide their own car.
Please keep speeds on dirt roads at 15 miles per hour or less.
Ample public parking will be available at each venue.
Private residences are not ADA compliant. There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
The organizer of this event is Desert Developments LLC.

Event Check-in Location
Tour locations will be printed on the ticket.

Photo Credits: Chris Biggs, Miriam Seger, Ida Alwin.

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