Eco-Home and Edible Urban Garden

Our model Eco Home and enchanting urban edible garden showcase planet-friendly solutions for renters.

Environmental news (good and bad) can seem huge and impersonal. Most existing residential information is for homeowners and green building construction, leaving out renters. Our Eco-Home focuses on accessible, convenient, and cost-friendly ideas for urban tenants.

Everyone can enjoy all the goodness a greener life has to offer.

The backyard of the Eco-Home, complete with the urban edible garden, tiny home, and chicken coop. 

The front doors of the Eco-Home, with our hobbit doors made of recycled metal parts.

Open Houses:

The Eco Home holds six free public houses (exhibits) dedicated to showcasing greener opportunities for each part of a renter’s home each year:

Bee My Valentine  • Bedroom, Kids Room • February-March

Spring Greening (Earth Day)  • Bath, Storage, Garden • April-May

Greendependence Day • Home Office, Home Gym,  Smart Dorms • June-July

Fallin’ for Harvest Time • Kitchen, Dining • August-September

Haunted Eeeko-Home • Exterior • October-November

Season’s Greenings • Living Room • December-January

Fallin’ for Harvest Time Open House 2019! 

Click on the different rooms to learn more!

Living Room
Edible Garden
Main Page

Additional Information about the Eco-Home

The Eco-Home offers other opportunities to our community:

Contact us for Field Trips, Corporate Off-Sites, and
Private Tours!

Between our week-long open houses, we are available for
booked visits.
View our Visit the Eco-Home Page to learn more.

Interested in an internship, apprenticeship and/or research?
View past Eco-Hub & Eco-Home Intern Exhibit Write-Ups
View our volunteer, internship, and apprenticeship opportunities.

Wrap Star Program

The Wrap Star Program promotes reduction and use of compostable materials. Most manufacturers use too much packaging for their products. Let’s band together to encourage companies to rethink their choices. If the public chooses to buy products that are packaged in an environmentally friendly way…


Our Eco-Home video updates with all our most recent projects, exhibits, and more! Learn about the inner workings of the Eco-Home with these videos.

Eco Home Video Update #6

Eco Home Video Update #5

Eco Home Video Update #4

Eco Home Video Update #3

Eco Home Video Update #2

Eco Home Video Update #1



Why this matters?

Since 2005, more than 50% of humans live in cities globally and in the US, 36% of people are renters. This place is for gathering perspectives and incentives on how this population can positively impact the climate. When it comes to planet-friendly shifts, there is strength in numbers. Little changes really add up!

What can I do?

Get Involved

We are always evolving and welcome new ideas, partners, contributions and emails. We have a very optimistic view of the future and love meeting others who are very fond of this lovely planet!


We strongly believe that,

“When you give, you get back tenfold.”

Now, that’s a great exchange rate!

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