The Blue Rock Station in Philo, Ohio requires reservations.
- Call for hours
- Location: (Map It) 1190 Virginia Ridge Rd., Philo, Ohio
- Phone: 740-674-4300
- Web: www.bluerockstation.com
Blue Rock Station in Philo, Ohio: This 38-acre sustainability project is home to Ohio’s first “Earthship”, a unique 2200 sq. ft. “living” home, built from used auto tires, cans, bottles, and strawbales. Farm buildings incorporate time-honored building techniques such as thermal mass (using the earth to help heat the house), passive solar (the sun’s rays), and adobe construction (using mud and straw) to create a comfortable and attractive place to live. In addition, visitors can take a tour of the buildings, sign up for a workshop, walk with the llamas (trekking) or enjoy high tea in a peaceful setting. Tour themes include sustainable agriculture practices, cooking with the sun, and alternative building techniques. Call for hours or to set up a tour. Blue Rock Station is located just 20 minutes south of I-70 Zanesville.