Open Eco Homes weekend & the Eco and Community Homes Fair 2017
Each year TTT organises an Open Eco Homes weekend. From the traditional to the unconventional, you can visit inspiring homes in Totnes and the surrounding area which are at different stages on the journey to reducing their energy bills and environmental impact, and renewable energy projects making us less dependent on fossil fuels. This is then followed a week or so afterwards by an Eco and Community Homes Fair, featuring suppliers of eco-friendly goods and services, home energy installers, plus eco-builders and, new this year, community led housing projects and solutions.
Open Eco Homes Weekend 2017
The Open Eco 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 6th - 8th.
From community building projects to renewable energy installations, renovated historic properties and retrofitted homes, there will be an abundance of inspiration!
Download the programme to see full details of the homes and projects involved this year and the schedule and visiting times for the weekend. This useful map will help you to plan your visits and locate the properties.
Additionally, there will be a special Eco Homes Transition Walk on the day, from 2pm-5.30pm
Gallery of this year's properties (more coming soon!):
You can view property details from 2016 on the Green Open Homes website
This years Eco-Homes weekend includes 17 participants, take a look at the visiting times below!
Eco and Community Homes Fair 2017
Saturday 21st October 2017, 10am-3pm Totnes Civic Hall, Market Square, Totnes. FREE entry.
Drop into the Civic Hall, Totnes, anytime between 10am and 3pm. Meet suppliers of eco-friendly goods and services, home energy installers, eco-builders, architects and others, learn about how to make your home more energy efficient and eco-friendly, and find out about community led housing solutions!
The fair also features free talks, workshops and demonstrations and children’s activities to give parents time to look around. This year Food in Community will be running the cafe, selling delicious treats made from grade out produce that would otherwise be wasted.
The theme for this year's free talks, workshops and demonstrations is 'community-led and self-build housing solutions.' The full programme, including session times, will be published soon - watch this space!
- Andrew Kirby Architects - AK.A (formerly part of LED Architects)
- Apse architecture and planning
- Beco Energy Solutions
- Caring Town Totnes Information
- Carpenter Oak Ltd
- CosyHome Company
- Dart Valley Timber
- Devon Community Recycling &
- Composting Networks
- Devon Timber Frames
- Eco Trades South West
- The Good Heat Company
- Hawkland Ecological Construction
- Mike Wye & Associates Ltd
- The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)
- Terra Perma
- Transition Homes CLT and other local community land trusts
- Transition Town Totnes
And more to come!
FREE talks, workshops and demonstrations throughout the day!
Great cafe from Food in Community and free children’s activities!
If you have any queries about the events please contact us by emailing ecohomes
Partially funded by the Naturesave Trust and Devon County Council's Locality funding, with the support of Councillor Jacqi Hodgson