TREE at Ecovillage

TREE's Common House and a Passive House home at EcoVillage will be on the 2017 tour

Address: 100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca

Each home in the Ithaca EcoVillage showcases various green building methods and materials.

Address: 100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca

Each home in the Ithaca EcoVillage showcases various green building methods and materials.

Address: 100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca

Each home in the Ithaca EcoVillage showcases various green building methods and materials.

Address: 100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca

Each home in the Ithaca EcoVillage showcases various green building methods and materials.

Address: 100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca

Each home in the Ithaca EcoVillage showcases various green building methods and materials.

EcoVillage

EcoVillage, 100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca
Just two miles from downtown, Ithaca EcoVillage now includes two 30-home cohousing neighborhoods, FROG and SONG, and a third neighborhood, TREE, that also includes a building with apartments and a common house.

Guided tours will be given of a private home and the Common House only at 1 and 3pm. Meet at the entrance to the Third Neighborhood (along Rachel Carson Way, off Rte. 79).

Contact Name(s): Liz Walker
Year Built: 2012-2015
Architect / Designer: Jerold Weis Burd, architect. Builder: Mike and Kendall Carpenter were the construction managers of TREE.
Building Features: Many of the homes in the newer third neighborhood are built to stringent Passive House standards (including the one on the tour) and the neighborhood is LEED Platinum-rated. On site, there are also two other common houses (one for each neighborhood), an organic CSA vegetable farm, an organic CSA/U-Pick berry farm, office spaces for small businesses, a neighborhood root cellar, community gardens and varied natural areas. Over 90% of the 175-acre site is planned to remain green space, including 55 acres in a conservation easement held by the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

NOTE:
And while you’re there, be sure to check out Gourdlandia, a beautiful strawbale art studio where Graham Ottoson works her magic on homegrown gourd lanterns and artwork. It’s been featured in Atlas Obscura!

Last updated September 22, 2017