Eco house inspiration

There are plenty of local ideas and information for making your house more eco-friendly from our previous Eco Open House events. A number of local people from across the Lewes district opened their houses to the public and showed what changes they had made. Unlike sales people, they were able to give frank views on what has and hasn’t worked for them.

It’s a few years since we held them so some of the information in the brochures and leaflets below may be out of date but we hope you will enjoy looking at what others have done.

TTLThe first two years don’t have a lot of detailed information about the houses because they were very simple events. From 2012 there are studies on each house giving a greater insight into the work carried out. Once again, please note that some of the information and figures may no longer be relevant.

If you are on the point of installing any particular measure and would like to consult a householder who has already done so, please contact us and we will attempt to arrange it. Send your enquiry here…

Please note that the Lewes Eco Open Houses website no longer exists.


2009: Houses in Lewes and surrounding area

Link to LEOHLEOH 2009 page 2

2010: Houses in Lewes and surrounding area

Link to LEOH

LEOH 2010 page 2

2012: Houses in Lewes, Plumpton, Ditchling and Ripe

2013: Houses in Lewes, Plumpton, Hassocks, Ditchling, Barcombe, Ringmer and Laughton

2014: Houses in Lewes, Plumpton, Hassocks, Barcombe and Ditchling

LEOH2016: Houses in Lewes and Plumpton

2017: There were just two houses open and they are included in the information above.

Julia Waterlow Eco House

Julia Waterlow & Sue Fleming


Eco Open Houses Worthing

Transition Town Worthing also has a wealth of valuable information for homeowners, especially for anyone retrofitting an older property. Have a look at Eco Open Houses Worthing & Adur (2020) and Eco Open Houses Worthing, including Lancing & Shoreham (2018)

Other information

We are lucky to have a number of experts in the town who are always happy to help. Here is some information from them:

Magnetic secondary double glazing and LED lighting, see Jill Goulder’s helpful video and information here…


Also see this article by Neil Williams on air source heat pumps.

Neil Williams heat pump image