Upcoming events

    • Self Building our Dream Home - Caxton 2024TEST
    • Self Building our Dream Home - Caxton 2024TEST
    • Meet your host, Chris and Ana Having previously lived in a Grade 2 listed barn conversion, Ana and Chris jumped at the opportunity to build their dream house in a great location near Cambridge. Occupying 1 of 8 self-build plots, their Passivhaus-inspired super energy efficient home was completed in 2022...
    • Sun 1 Sep 2024, - Mon 30 Sep 2024, Various

Past events

    • Human Library on Home Energy
    • Human Library on Home Energy
    • Build your confidence to create your own eco home by ‘borrowing’ a ‘book’ at our human library event. The human library format is great for discussing 1:1 queries and getting personal advice. The event will include installers, experts and Open Eco Home owners with a variety of experience, ideas and...
    • Sat 21 Oct 2023, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Open Eco Homes Retrospective
    • Open Eco Homes Retrospective
    • Join three hosts from some of our most popular properties over the last 10 years, to hear what they have learnt, what they would do differently and about all their successes in carbon and energy reduction.
    • Wed 18 Oct 2023, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Low Carbon Heating
    • Low Carbon Heating
    • Our panel of experts and experienced owners are here to guide you through a range of low carbon heating options that can be installed in homes like yours. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and to consider what might work best for you.
    • Mon 9 Oct 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    • Addressing Homelessness: small, sustainable, modular homes - Solohaus
    • Addressing Homelessness: small, sustainable, modular homes - Solohaus
    • Of particular interest to those concerned with social housing, mental health services and sustainable communities, these modular homes offer a complete approach to short term tenancy needs for aiding people with a risk of homelessness. Built to last a lifetime, each home can be made, delivered, and fitted quickly, providing...
    • Sun 8 Oct 2023, - Tue 17 Oct 2023, Various
    • Marmalade Lane 5 Years on
    • Marmalade Lane 5 Years on
    • Residents and architects of the award winning Marmalade Lane, completed in 2018 and featured in our 2019 event listings, are back to show us how this co-housing scheme has succeeded for the community, how the houses have performed 'off gas', and what lessons have been learnt for all.
    • Sat 7 Oct 2023, 11:00am - 12:30pm
    • Low Cost Home Energy Savings
    • Low Cost Home Energy Savings
    • Gain valuable advice and inspiration from our DIY Eco Home expert, Bart Hommels, who will guide you through various cost-effective measures to put in place for the winter and help to save on your bills.
    • Thu 5 Oct 2023, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Cambridge Retrofit Guide
    • Cambridge Retrofit Guide
    • Are you thinking of retrofitting your home? The Cambridge Retrofit Guide is there to help you get started. In this free online talk Alex Towler from Transition by Design, one of the authors of the guide, will explain how it can help you.
    • Mon 25 Sep 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    • Family Focused Design - Cromwell Road
    • Family Focused Design - Cromwell Road
    • As an architectural designer, Emily is passionate about improving the spatial and thermal functions of homes, which she has now applied to retrofitting her own family home. See how her standard 1930s terraced house has been transformed into a joyous, spacious, low energy family home, boosting both comfort and quality...
    • Sun 24 Sep 2023, - Sat 30 Sep 2023, Various
    • 1950s Bungalow Retrofit for Sustainable Family Living - Guilden Morden
    • 1950s Bungalow Retrofit for Sustainable Family Living - Guilden Morden
    • As NHS doctors, Emily and Alex regularly saw the impact of the climate crisis on health and were determined to create a home that embraced more of nature on their doorstep. Retrofitting this 1950s bungalow has enabled them to experiment with a greener way of living, from significantly reducing their...
    • Sat 23 Sep 2023, - Wed 11 Oct 2023, Various
    • Dedicated to DIY Passivhaus - St Ives
    • Dedicated to DIY Passivhaus - St Ives
    • Mark had always wanted a building project, so when he and his wife decided that their 1950s bungalow needed to be upgraded in 2013, little did he know that he would end up embarking on an incredible decade-long DIY journey of complete home transformation. The result: profound improvements to comfort,...
    • Tue 19 Sep 2023, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Architect’s 1920s Passivhaus-inspired Haven - Garlic Row
    • Architect’s 1920s Passivhaus-inspired Haven - Garlic Row
    • Olly, an Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer, set out to transform this once awkward & draughty 1920s gas-fired home into a delightful passivhaus-inspired haven suited to modern living.
    • Sun 17 Sep 2023, - Tue 3 Oct 2023, Various
    • A Tale of Two Homes - Heydon, Cambridgeshire
    • A Tale of Two Homes - Heydon, Cambridgeshire
    • Two homes, two neighbours with a shared love of location and environmental goals, work together to turn their historical buildings into comfortable and beautiful homes fit for the 21st Century. Meet our hosts who will conduct a tour of each property back to back in one unique opportunity.
    • Sun 17 Sep 2023, - Sat 23 Sep 2023, Various
    • Self Building our Dream Home - Caxton
    • Self Building our Dream Home - Caxton
    • Meet your host, Chris and Ana Having previously lived in a Grade 2 listed barn conversion, Ana and Chris jumped at the opportunity to build their dream house in a great location near Cambridge. Occupying 1 of 8 self-build plots, their Passivhaus-inspired super energy efficient home was completed in 2022...
    • Sat 16 Sep 2023, - Sun 1 Oct 2023, Various
    • Eco-renovating for Retirement - Arbury Road
    • Eco-renovating for Retirement - Arbury Road
    • With a vision to transform their detached 1950s house into a comfortable, low energy home within which to happily retire, Gill and Tom have spent over 15 years thoughtfully renovating their home, shrinking their energy bills and solving many issues along the way.
    • Sat 16 Sep 2023, - Sat 23 Sep 2023, Various
    • Cool Homes in a Heatwave
    • Cool Homes in a Heatwave
    • How to prepare for heatwaves so that you and your home stay cool and comfortable, even when it gets really hot. . Lots of detailed suggestions, many of which are low-cost
    • Mon 5 Jun 2023, 7:00pm - 8:30pm