Open Eco Homes Weekend 2016
The open homes weekend is all about providing inspiring examples of homes (and other projects) that have reduced their environmental impact and renewable energy projects that are contributing to a low carbon economy. This year's dates are October 14th - 16th.
From strawbale homes to low impact off grid dwellings, renovated historic properties, and retrofitted homes, there will be an abundance of inspiration!
Download a programme
The programme provides details of the 17 homes and projects involved this year. You can also view property details on the Green Open Homes website.
Friday Transition Walks - eco homes special
On Friday Hal is hosting a special Eco Homes Transition Tour, starting at 3pm at the REconomy Centre and ending in Bridgetown at two of the open homes properties: Miracle House and Brooklands. More information here!
Gallery of this year's properties
Eco Homes Fair 2016
Saturday 29th October 2016, 10am-3pm Totnes Civic Hall, Market Square, Totnes
Drop into the Civic Hall, Totnes, anytime between 10am and 3pm to meet suppliers of eco-friendly goods and services, plus home energy installers and eco-builders
The fair also features talks and demonstrations, children’s activities to give parents time to look round, and a café - this year we are collaborating with the hugely successful Pop-Up Thai cafe. Free entry.
Free talks and demonstrations:
11am: Andrew Collenette of Totnes Solar on the future of solar including battery storage.
12 noon: Erica Lewis on local self-build opportunities
1pm: James Shorten on 'The State of the English Planning System - a Race to the Bottom and What to do About It'
2pm: Straw bale building demonstration with Hawkland Ecological Construction
- APSE Architecture
- Carpenter Oak
- Cosy Home Company
- Dart Valley Timber
- Devon Timber Frames
- Devonshire Windows
- The Good Heat Company
- Greenhus (External Wall Insulation)
- Hawkland Ecological Construction
- LED Architects
- Mike Wye Architects
- Terra Perma
- Totnes Energy
- Totnes Neighbourhood Plan
- Transition Homes CLT
- Transition Town Totnes
If you have any queries about the events please contact Mary Popham on firstname.lastname@example.org, 01803 867358 or 07815 799996.
Both events partially funded by the Big Lottery Fund.