If you attended last year, you'll get an update and see the progress on the home pictured here! Thomas and Carmen Drinkard's earthbag home will again be on the tour this year. They are pictured in front with their children Carla and Michael. This home was featured in the 2012 tour in its early construction stage. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who saw the home in its beginning stages to see the completed structure and will be interesting for all home tour guests to explore this alternative and affordable construction technique.
The tour will run twice during the afternoon, with the first tour from noon to 3 pm and the second from 3-6 pm. Both tours depart from and return to the porch in front of the Terlingua Trading Company. Transportation to and from the homes on the tour is generously provided by local outfitting companies. Each tour concludes with a light wine and hors d'oeuvres reception at Espresso y Poco Mas, which is directly across the parking lot from the Terlingua Trading Company. Tickets are $30 per person. Cash and checks only. Space is limited so reservations are required. Guests may opt to drive personal vehicles but are required to caravan with the outfitting companies. High clearance vehicles are suggested as the homes are located on rough roads.
Participants are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure and to bring their own water as none is available on the tour. It's also suggested to dress in layers or bring a jacket as our desert weather changes often and quickly. Some walking on rough terrain is required so practical shoes are recommended. As we will be visiting private homes, handicap access is not available.
For reservations or more information, call Big Bend Library at 432-371-2639 or in the evening 432-371-2399.
The tour is sponsored by Last MinuteLow Budget Productions, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the performing arts in South Brewster County through community productions and educational opportunities.
The tour is listed on our Texas Mountain Trail events calendar...check there often for other fun things to do in Far West Texas!