Eco homes wanted for 'open days'

Eco homes wanted for 'open days'

Eco homes wanted for 'open days'

First published in News

Bridport Open Eco-Homes are looking for people who are willing to open their homes to visitors for one or two days in September.

Anyone who has done something to make their house greener, from adding extra insulation to solar water heating or rainwater recovery and who would be willing to show it to visitors is asked to contact Transition Town Bridport.

They are particularly keen on people who have converted draughty and leaky houses into cosy and efficient homes with low energy bills.

There is an opportunity to meet the organisers on Saturday, February 22 at an eco homes stall in Bucky Doo Square in Bridport from 10am to 3pm.

There will be a solar panel display and experts to give advice on insulation and how to lower your energy bills.

Last September, 19 homes took part of the Open EcoHomes event in Bridport and Dorchester, and received more than 800 visits.

Ali Cameron, a local film-maker, along with Pete West, Dorset County Council’s renewable energy development officer, and Sally Cooke from GreenDor, have made a film of Open EcoHomes, with interviews with some of the hosts.

There will be a free showing of the film at Bridport Arts Centre on Thursday, March 6, at 6pm.

To take part in Open EcoHomes call Sam Wilberforce at 01308 898368 or email

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