Totnes & District Open Eco-Homes weekend
For the 6th year running TTT is holding an Open Eco-Homes Weekend, featuring homes, buildings and gardens that have taken steps to reduce their environmental impact and household bills.
This year's event is on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September and involves 18 exciting homes, buildings or sites. Some are opening again by popular demand, including The Cob House, a passivhaus refurbishment, a straw bale house, a house made from an old cider barrel and the Landmatters Permaculture Project. There are also several properties that have not previously taken part, including an excellent example of draught-busting an old building, a 1970s bungalow refurbishment and two newly built homes. It is a great opportunity to find out from the householders and/or builders about challenges, successes and failures and about different materials and technologies, including natural building materials, eco-toilets, biomass boilers , heat pumps , solar energy and electric car charging.
As part of the event there is also an exhibition in the Grade 1 listed Totnes Guildhall about the treatment of older buildings, following research by the University of Plymouth. It will be open on both the Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.
For full details, including the opening times for each property, download a programme here or pick one up from the Totnes Tourist Information Centre or the TTT offices at 43 Fore Street. The only visits that need to be booked in advance are the Saturday Bob the Bus tours to the new Sharpham Trust Natural Burial Ground building and to the new straw bale home in Capton- contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Mary Popham on 07815 799996 or email@example.com if you have any queries in advance of the event.