Owners and volunteers show some homes from previous events in short videos.

Smart House:


Balfour Road:


Hartington Road:


These videos give some insight into the process and intentions behind the build or refurbishement.




Visit new and renovated houses that show how to reduce your energy and water bills

brochure coverEco Open Houses 2015

This year Eco Open Houses takes place in Brighton & Hove over two weekends 17-18 and 24-25 October

The printed brochure, with maps and house details as on this website, is available free at selected sites around Brighton and Hove, or as a downloadable pdf.

More detailed case studies for some of the houses are available for download here on each house's page - others will be added as completed.

If you would like to be kept in touch, or for any other enquiries, please contact us or see the Eco Open Houses Facebook page.

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Chair of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Councillor Gill Mitchell cuts the ribbon and declares Brighton EcoHouses 2015 open.


Eco open houses relies on a team of volunteers every event to be in the houses whilst they are open and we welcome new volunteers every year. You do not particularly need to know about green building, the most important thing is that you are reliable, friendly and interested!
If you would like to be involved in this years event, please sign up here and we will be in touch.

What is Eco Open Houses?

Whether you are a home owner or tenant wanting to find out what you can do in your home to save money and feel healthier and warmer, a builder looking for better ways to build for your clients or just simply curious, come and be inspired by visiting an eco-home near you!

Some Eco Open Houses are old houses that have been retrofitted and improved, some have just been built. What they feature in common is being cheaper to run and requiring less mains energy to keep them warm.

It doesn't necessarily take expensive renovation to cut bills: behaviour changes and small alterations can make a big difference. Discover practical steps to reduce energy use, water use and carbon emissions in our own homes from the experiences of Eco Open Householders. Funding options to help you renovate your home are described in Ways to pay.

You may be interested in finding out more about what you could do to your house. Have a look at the Eco Renovate Your Home course and some of the possible funding options outlined in Links.



Crowdfunding for Earthship Brighton

Eartship Crowdfunding

Earthships are off-grid buildings made from recycled materials such as old car tyres, and glass bottles. They are also designed to enjoy the weather regardless of the season. If it's raining they catch free water and if it's sunny they capture free heat and electricity.

We need help with making the most of capturing and storing these readily available and abundant energies to ensure the Earthship continues to function fully as an independent, living vessel working in harmony with nature.

We are crowdfunding £20,000 for new water and solar power systems. Our crowdfunder begins on Tuesday 13th of October. Please help!

Big Energy Saving Week

This is a joint campaign between Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Energy Saving Trust, and Citizens Advice.

The week runs from 26 to 30 October. The campaign aims to help householders take practical steps to cut their energy bills by encouraging them to check they are on the best deal, to switch tariff or supplier and to save energy by taking control of their heating and electricity.