It is that time of year again when owners, builders and architects of "sustainable houses" display their works. This Sunday, September 11, will allow you to visit these houses and view their designs and innovations, with the aim of inspiring you to build your own dream environmentally friendly house or add some of the technology or design into your own existing home.
The Sustainable House website now has the general locations of the houses that will participating in this open day scheme. According to the website, they are currently uploading the addresses, which will be available closer to the day. This information will let you determine those homes which are the most convenient to your location or the most relevant to your interests. All of these houses and buildings will be open between 10am and 4pm. There are also a number of ancillary events this year, with information available at: http://www.sustainablehouseday.com/ancillary-events.php.
My dream is to have my home as an open home in the Sustainable House program. My house would be displayed as a home that shows what you can do as a retrofit to an existing "unsustainable" house. I am however a little weirded out by strangers wandering through my home, but I will get over that, hopefully. Just have to get round to doing all the "renovations" now. Wish me luck!