The Earthship Fife Visitor Centre is Scotland’s first Earthship, and the first to be built in the UK. It was completed in 2004, but construction started in 2002 with an 8-day training programme with Michael Reynolds. What followed was 2 years of fun, learning and hard work with 225 volunteers.
The Visitor Centre is a demonstration building where Earthship technology and approaches can be seen first hand. It is available for drop-in visits and guided tours. It is also a Learning Destination for the Children’s University – http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/ – come along with your child and their Passport to Learning and we will give them a stamp.
If you can’t make a visit just yet, the process of achieving planning permission and a permanent building warrant is fully documented in our Toolkit and DVD, available to buy from our online shop
The Earthship is open at the following times:
- Fridays 10-12:30 (exceptions will be posted here)
- Wednesdays 10-4pm (exceptions will be posted here)
Please note that these times may change subject to volunteer availability; please check in advance of your visit.
Feel free to drop by and have a look around, have a chat and ask questions, take an audio tour and have a cup of tea or coffee. There is no entrance fee but we would appreciate a donation to our charity – depending on the length of your visit. If you arrive and the Earthship is closed at the above times, please call the office and we will open up, if possible.
We have lots of events on at the Earthship throughout the year. For more information, have a look at our Events page.
If you want to get the full picture of how everything works, you can take a pre-arranged guided tour. These must be booked in advance. The tour lasts around an hour and the cost is £45 for up to 10 people and £5 for each additional person. Sustainable Communities Initiatives is a registered charity and the fee is used to cover the cost of a tour guide with more than 10 years of experience.
Concessions available on request.
University and college groups: For groups of less than 10, there is a minimum fee of £45; thereafter there is a £5 charge per person. For groups of 10 or more, teachers/lecturers go free.
We also do full days for college/university groups where groups spend the morning on an extensive tour with discussion and after lunch explore eco-building design through hands-on activities.
Example of cost: £240 (based on 10am to 4pm day at Earthship Fife)
Please complete the form below to arrange a tour in advance or call us on 01592 891884.
Beautiful scenery and a unique space, makes the Earthship a great place to hold a meeting or an event.
Included in the price are refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits) and full use of the small kitchen area, equipped with kettle, crockery and cutlery. The Earthship also has a DVD player and a flipchart easel can be provided.
Cost: £15 for the first hour, £10 for each additional hour, £7.50 for each additional hour after 5 hours
Please click here for details of how to get to the Earthship Visitor Centre.
BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES
To book a tour of the Earthship, please complete the following form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.