EcoHouse is an environmental education demonstration centre operated by Green Venture in Hamilton, Ontario.
Experience Greener Living!
In addition to being Green Venture's home office, EcoHouse serves to demonstrate environmental technologies from the past, present and future.
EcoHouse shows citizens that it is possible to live in a sustainable manner, in harmony with our environment.
Visitors are able to view and use environmentally friendly products, and discover where they can be purchased.
EcoHouse Hours of Operation- 2012
EcoHouse is open Monday to Friday - 10 am to 4 pm for product sales and pre-booked education programs. There are also occasional special event or workshop hours. Please check the Calendar in the right hand margin for updates in different Programs. Green Venture is closed on statutory holidays.
Please call ahead 905-540-8787 as hours vary occasionally without notice.
EcoHouse Mission Statement
EcoHouse is a place where healthy living principles are upheld and demonstrated to encourage, inspire, and support people in their efforts to reduce their impact on the environment by adopting sustainable living practices and retrofitting their homes.
Volunteer Interpreter Guided Tours are offered on open special event days. Please contact Green Venture to find out how you can become an EcoHouse Interpreter.
Education Programs: If you are bringing a group or seven (7) or more, you must book ahead for an Education Program. Education programs cost $5.00 per visitor.See our Touring EcoHouse pages for more information.
Nut Allergies: EcoHouse is NOT a nut-allergen free building. The building is open to the public regularly, which means persons or surfaces may have had some recent contact with some form of nuts.
EcoHouse is located in east Hamilton, below the Niagara Escarpment, just east of the Red Hill Valley.
Use the above link to get bus route instructions, and directions to EcoHouse.
To view a map showing EcoHouse and the Red Hill Expressway click here
Special Events and Weekend Openings
Green Venture now offers seasonal weekend openings with tons of family fun. Every special event is a new theme, with new displays, activities, children's crafts, and more. Click here to experience My Green Adventures!
See photos of our community garden and find out how you can get involved.
A wide selection of environmental books is now available from Green Venture. Green building, rainwater harvesting, strawbail building, wind power, energy reduction, and many, many more.
Currently: Recycled Art
EcoHouse maintains a partnership with the Hamilton Art Bus Tour. For information about the Art Bus contact Barbara Milne at 905-524-0606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support EcoHouse or have your products or services demonstrated.
If your company has a product that you would like to demonstrate at the EcoHouse, please call 905-540-8787 ext. 117.
Thanks to our sponsor, for their recurring support with exhibits at EcoHouse.
Help us reach our fundraising goal and become a Friend of EcoHouse.
Discover some of the rich history of the 1851 James Dean house (latterly known as "Glen Manor"), the Veevers Estate, and the Glendale Dairy.
photo of Glen Manor, c 1930, courtesy of Eric Bawden