Open Eco Homes Weekend

Its back! After a 4-year break, the eco-builders and renovators of Totnes and Dartington area are opening up their homes over the weekend of October 14th - 15th 2023.

Find all the participating properties and the times of drop-ins, talks and tours via the pins on this google map - CLICK HERE. Open on your smart phone and you can get directions too.

The Open Eco Homes weekend will give you an insight into what our eco homeowners have done to reduce energy and water use, generate renewable energy, reduce the impacts of materials used, and have a positive effect on nature and biodiversity.

This is your chance to explore real-life examples that showcase the best in sustainable living and eco-friendly homes right here in Totnes!

Discover Remarkable New-build Eco-Homes: Step inside unique homes that embody sustainability. From natural building techniques to hi-tech airtightness and heat pumps, you’ll find tonnes of ideas to inspire your new-build.

Find out how to Improve Your Home: Its not just new-builds! Half of the projects are renovated existing houses - so you can see practical examples of how you could install insulation, a heat pump, PV and battery system, and much more - in your house.

Meet the Eco-Pioneers: Engage with the passionate homeowners who have integrated eco-friendly solutions into their daily lives. They'll share their experiences, challenges, and successes offering valuable insights for your own eco-journey.

Talks and Q&As: As well as dropping in to have a look round, there will also be scheduled talks and Q&A sessions to hear more details on the build process and the rationale behind materials used and features installed.

Front cover of the programme for the Open Eco Homes weekend

Programme: Grab a copy from The Mansion, Fore Street, Totnes or The Library. You can also download the programme as a PDF.

It includes a map showing the location of the eco-homes in Totnes and Dartington and the eco features table so you can decide which homes are most relevant for you to visit. Features will include:

Solar Panels

Heat Pump

Biomass Heating

Natural Materials

Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR)

Passivhaus Certification

Passive Solar (heat gain from sun - e.g. conservatory)

Solar Shading (ways to keep the house cool without AC)

Solid Wall Insulation

Energy Conservation Measures

Electric Car Charging

Water Saving

Food Growing/Wildlife Gardening

Mark your calendar for the free Open Eco-Homes Weekend now - and we hope to see you on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October 2023! If you'd like to find out more or get involved, please get in touch by emailing

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