Totnes Open Eco Homes & Eco Homes Fair

20 - 21 Sep 2014

From the traditional to the unconventional, 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.

17 homes

Energy-saving improvements key

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Please note that this event has now finished.

About

Each year Totnes holds an Open Eco Homes weekend. From the traditional to the unconventional, 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. The event is free, and there will be a bus from Totnes to some of the homes which are further afield.

The following weekend we hold the Eco Homes Fair. With local organisations and businesses offering advice and services, and invited speakers, this free fair has a wealth of information. Come along to the Civic Hall, Totnes between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 27th. Both events are organised by Transition Town Totnes. 

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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,  pick up a Open Eco Homes programme 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 marypopham@btinternet.com

Get in touch / find out more

For more information please contact Mary Popham on 01803 867358 or marypopham@btinternet.com.

Part of the Green Open Homes network