My Visit to Blue Rock Station...
Thank you for opening up your home and for the amazing tour. It was one of the highlights of our summer vacation!
I wanted to linger ( for a couple of WEEKS ) and 'pick yer Brains'
Many thanks to you both for a wonderful visit to your amazing project-experiment-home! It was fascinating.
I wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful day at Blue Rock!! It was a great way to "close the circle" of a fabulous 2,5 months in the US.
Hey I just wanted to thank you guys for a wonderful birthday :-) I learned so much from you about the flexibility of biotecture and natural building.
It is a wonderful thing you folks are doing! A living workshop! It was quite a nice afternoon, and your hospitality was unsurpassed. You made everyone feel welcome, and taught us all a few things along the way!
Dave and Nancy Kosewick
Thanks Annie, for opening your heart & home, esp. for my dad, in light of my absentmindedness and forgetting his tent. Sheesh! where was my head at. And you did all this whilst in the midst of a little weather crisis.
You have built a very beautiful home and farm with much love and care. The environment that you and Jay created was very welcoming and safe.
You have influenced the direction of the project my husband and I are undertaking in such a beautiful and natural way I think you will be pleased with your influence or inspiration
I want to thank YOU for allowing me to spend the holiday with you both. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned more great information from both of you.
I think that staying with you guys definitely put us on the right track and helped us be more confident about what we're doing.
Alex and Ange
Thank you both very much. I absolutely love what you all are doing, and your sense of humor!
You guys are REAL Pioneers & certainly need to be recognized for the Courageous Efforts you have put forth
I really enjoyed the weekend we spent with you and I learned a lot. I think what you guys are doing is great, and what makes it even better is that you reach out and share it with other people.
George Moresea, University of Dayton
Visiting the station and talking with Jay answered many questions for me and brought great ideas as well. I know I'll have many more questions but I feel inspired. Thanks for sharing your home, your knowledge and your love of living green!
Annie is a great source of inspiration for our students at the University of Dayton. Her story resonates with people who want to make a difference in the world and who want to work for social and environmental justice around the globe.
The way you and Jay live your life is one of the most inspiring things I have ever encountered.
Tour Ohio's First Earthship
Schedule a private tour, or join us at one of 12 open day tours in 2015.
Visit Blue Rock Station to get ideas on how to create a sustainable living way of life, or just to marvel at the various construction techniques. Tour the 2,200 square foot house, currently under construction (always under construction... sigh!) that utilizes tires, cans, old barn wood, bottles and mud to form a home heated by the sun, earth and wood.
Give a tour as a gift...
Gift certificates are now available. Slide one into someone's stocking this Christmas - or give as a "thank you," or birthday present. Just indicate on your registration that this is a gift - we can even personalize the coupon if you share the name of the person it is for (although that is not necessary). The certificate can be used at any of next year's "open day" tours.
What will you see and do?
The guided tour of Blue Rock Station takes about 120 minutes (a little more depending on how many questions you have). Check out the Workshops tab (or the Calendar) for scheduled open dates. Or you can schedule a private tour by giving us a call at 740-674-4300.
When word got out that we were building a house made out of tires, a lot of folks wanted to come see this place for themselves. Literally hundreds of people just showed up at all hours - making it pretty hard actually to get any work done. So we decided to set some hours that were open to the public, just to keep things a bit organized.
Open day tour fees are $10 per adult, $5 for folks under 12 (infants and toddlers under 5 are free). Tours take about 2 hours (sometimes longer if there are lots of questions) and include refreshments. Tours begin promptly at 1 p.m.
Open day tours are limited to 25 people (we can handle larger groups for a private group tour). Please RSVP to ensure you will be able to go on the tour. In 2014 nearly every tour sold out prior to the day of the tour.
Throughout the year we can accommodate group tours (up to 55 people at a time). A basic group tour requires a minimum fee of $100 (for groups less than 10 people, or $10 per person for larger groups) and must be scheduled in advance (e-mail us at
or call (740) 674-4300). Flexible rates for student groups.
Individuals or smaller groups are also welcome, however there is still a $100 minimum.