17 Mar 2014

Stroud Eco Open Homes returns this May!

Liz Hilary who opened home with low cost ideas
Philip Booth writes:

Transition Stroud is again bringing together householders, individuals and organisations across the Stroud Valleys to celebrate ‘fit for future’ homes.

Transition Stroud will again be opening homes to share tips and information on eco-renovation and building. This year a record 27 homes will be open - from old, listed buildings to self built wooden homes; from modern terraced to 17th century detached.

The event will be held on the weekend of May 3rd and 4th, from 11.00am - 5.00pm and homes will be opening across the Stroud valleys.

An organiser, Jane Brown is quoted in a press release I just sent out saying: "We are looking forward to welcoming people from all over the West Country to come and get inspiration from home owners who have experienced the highs and lows of sustainable building work. Many people return year after year since they have found the event so helpful. Many are choosing to take several measures in their own homes."

This year I'm not doing so much to organiser the event - but I still think it is a great, great event - a wonderful opportunity for people to learn more, cut their bills, increase energy security, support local suppliers/jobs and cut carbon.

You can see films from previous years by going to: http://stroudcommunity.tv/tag/open-homes/

This year we will also be holding an Installers' Fair in the Stroud Subscription Rooms on Saturday 26th April, 10.00am - 2.00pm to give people the opportunity of talking to suppliers and getting some ideas before the Eco Open Homes event the following weekend. Children can come and build their own home at the Installers' Fair too.

See more at: http://www.stroudopenhomes.org.uk/

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