Sat 16th Sep 2017 - Sun 17th Sep 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Hornbeam E17
Drop in to some of Waltham Forest’s Green Open Homes and get inspired during the weekend of 16 and 17 Sept.
WHAT IS WALTHAM FOREST GREEN OPEN HOMES?
Green Open Homes is a great opportunity for people to visit homes in Waltham Forest to see how they’ve been made greener, warmer and cheaper to run. Homes range from the traditional to the funky, large and small, low budget and high tech! This year we have around 17 homes or venues taking part.
All of the hosts have a wealth of information and great stories to tell about what motivated them to make these changes, and what they learned in the process.
Also on the trail is the Hornbeam café (which is coordinating Green Open Homes) and Forest Recycling Project behind the café which sells reclaimed paint, handmade furniture, and scaffolding boards for planters and raised beds.
Who is it for?
If you’re interested in improving your home, living more cheaply, reducing your carbon footprint and thinking creatively about your living space then this weekend is for you. Many venues have incorporated beautiful and clever reclaimed building solutions and upcycled furniture.
Plus find out about how self-build homes like Headway Gardens could be part of the borough’s future. It’s inspiring stuff!
What will we see?
The homes are fantastically varied. Topics include: solar heating and solar water (even a homemade solar shower), a composting loo, ventilation, rainwater harvesting, energy efficiency, beautiful upcycling, organic gardening, reclaimed and sustainable materials self-build housing, and the solution to condensation – wall insulation.
One of our new places on our map is the the fabulous William Morris mural wall painted on external wall insulation by Wood St Walls in Bedford Road. In fact, get in touch if you’ve got a large external wall as they are looking for more to make warm and beautiful!
Can we just drop in?
Yes, all the houses are drop-in but check which days and times each is open. Everyone’s quite relaxed, just be friendly and respectful of people’s homes.
What’s the best way to plan the route?
Pick up the Green Open Homes brochure available at the Hornbeam and venues around the borough soon and on this website (updated map coming soon).
See which homes are open which days and times and plan a route. There are also two cycle tours – one starting at the Hornbeam café and one from outside McDonalds in Leytonstone (dates and times to be confirmed)
And there’s more…..
Come and see the Energy Doctor….
There’s also an Energy Pop-Up Café in The Mall, Selbourne Walk the week before the Green Open Homes weekend. Get prepared for the colder months with HEET’s Hot Tips for Warm Homes – come and chat, get advice and book a consultation. 11am-1.30pm [days to be confirmed].
Meet the Experts Night
Come along to an evening of inspirational talks and discussion on all the topics of Green Open Homes. Speakers and date to be confirmed.
Thank you to our sponsors!
We are very grateful to our wonderful sponsors who are helping make Waltham Forest Green Open Homes happen.
Providus Financial – E17 ethical finance advice
Abbott Damp Proofing – damp proofing and insulation specialist
Asim Manzoor accountancy
Wood St Walls – E17 Street Art collective
The Mall, Selbourne Walk – E17’s market-side shopping mall, and host to our Energy Dr pop-up.
For more info contact:
Sue Wheat and Hannah Boustred
Waltham Forest Green Open Homes Events
Sat 16th Sep 2017 - Sun 17th Sep 2017, 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Hornbeam E17, Walthamstow London