Cambridge Open Eco Homes

30 Sep - 6 Oct 2018

Visit inspiring eco homes, where householders show and explain how they save energy and cut bills. Find out what would work for you (or not!) eg: comfortable insulation, hi-tech & renewable energy, DIY, low-cost improvements, taking control of your heating. 12 varied Cambridge-area homes, new-build and retro-fit, will be open on 30th September and the 6th October. The ones posted here are just a sample. 5 additional workshops will provide practical advice on particular home improvements like DIY measures, insulation and low-carbon energy. Booking is essential. To find out more and make a booking visit

6 homes

Energy-saving improvements key

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • 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


Open Eco Homes is 9 years old and for this 9th year we will be opening 12 homes from across Cambridge and neighbouring villages Impington, Girton and Grantchester. We will be opening houses of all ages and types, renovation, new-build, including self-build, co-housing and developer led projects. 4 free tours are available for most homes on each day. Booking, from mid-August, is essential – via

This year we also be running Eco Homes for All, a festival of good ideas, which will include five workshops on self-build, community-build, Solid Wall insulation, draught-busting and getting your house ready for climate change.

Open Eco Homes is a project of Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Get in touch / find out more

Allan Shepherd:   01223 301842

Part of the Green Open Homes network