Homes for the Future

19 May 2018

“Be home and dry” is a popular expression denoting success; yet a lot of UK houses do not succeed in keeping dry and being good, healthy homes. This event gives you an opportunity to see examples of what homes of the future could look like, featuring 3 Passivhauses and one of the largest straw bale buildings in Europe, and how old houses can be brought up to date - an eco-retrofitted Victorian house.

1 homes

Energy-saving improvements key

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change
  • Recommended

Please note that this event has now finished.


Full details and home descriptions can be found on St Nicks website.

Come and explore a selection of buildings which combine different building design techniques to achieve healthy homes and offices that don’t cost the Earth to run – in either monetary or carbon emission terms. Use the unique opportunity to visit one or all of the following:


Free entry to visit homes, donations to St Nicks welcome.

Get in touch / find out more

Ivana Jakubkova, Outreach Officer

St Nicks (registered as Friends of St Nicholas Fields, charity no.1153739)
St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Ave., York YO10 3ST
t: 01904 411821 * e: * w:


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