Point Reyes Green Home Tour


The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin (CLAM) is a nonprofit, community-based organization that works to expand housing in the Tomales Bay area for people of low and moderate income. CLAM can acquire property through donation or purchase, then rent or sell the housing on it at below-market rates. The housing remains permanently affordable for future generations.

On Sunday, October 4, 12:30pm – 5:00 pm, CLAM is organizing their 3rd Annual Point Reyes Green Home Tour, which showcases Carbon Footprint-Reducing Techniques, at the Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station.

The 3rd Annual Point Reyes Green Home Tour is a rare chance to tour homes in the Point Reyes area built with eco-friendly practices and green materials. Homes showcased this year include a deep energy retrofit using Passive House methods, a mini eco-farm, windmill, living roof, recycled and reused materials, and many more affordable ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

The program starts at the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station on Sunday, October 4, at 12:30p.m. with a tour orientation. The guided tour of four homes, in Inverness and Point Reyes Station, leaves promptly from the Dance Palace at 1:00 p.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m. Straus ice cream served at one of the homes.

Tickets for this educational and fun event are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. They are available online at www.clam-ptreyes.org, at the CLAM table at the Point Reyes Farmers Market, or by mail to CLAM, P.O. Box 273, Point Reyes Station, 94956. Proceeds support the work of the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin (CLAM), creating affordable, eco-friendly homes in the communities surrounding Tomales Bay.

Support this great cause and pick up great ideas to green your house!