There was a fantastic response to this year’s Lewes Eco Open Houses event with more than 900 house visits – approximately double the number for last year’s event – over two weekends. People were keen to know how they could implement similar measures in their own homes: 54% said they would definitely take similar action at home and a further 34% were open to the possibility of doing so.

Highlights were the impressive new build at 106 Prince Edwards Rd and Ian McKay’s award winning home in Barons Down. A surprise favourite was the Cube, an experiment in compact living in Laughton, which received 60 visitors in a day, despite being 7 miles away.