Eco House Open Day - 27 August 2016

23 July 2016

Invite to Open Eco House and Garden at Thrift Cottage, Datchworth
Sat 27 August 2016, 2.30-5.30 pm


Self builders Lydia and Robert Somerville are once again inviting members of the public to view their fascinating Eco House, beautiful wild flower meadows and attractive gardens. Visitors will be able to enjoy tea and home-made cakes, live music, games and children's games – there will be something for all ages. Information will be available for anyone interested in finding ways of living more lightly on our planet, and money raised will go to East Hertfordshire Green Party.

If you are curious to know more about what low carbon living looks like come to the Open Eco House and Garden event on Saturday 27 August from 2.30- 5.30 pm, Thrift Cottage, 52A Burnham Green Road, Datchworth, AL6 0NJ.

Features include a turf roof, solar hot water and electricity, a compost toilet, grey water treatment, and natural ventilation. All the building materials have been chosen for their minimum impact on the environment. Lydia and Robert also keep a small number of livestock, including hens and sheep, and the gardens include a large pond and summerhouse.

  • Entry to the Eco House and Gardens will cost £3.00 for adults and over 16s, children free.
  • Visitors should walk, cycle or car share as much as possible as only limited parking is available on the public highway.
  • For further information please contact Lydia Somerville on 01438 798223 or Alex Daar on 07828 300741.
  • PDF of poster for printing

eco house 2016 poster