Passivhaus Affiliate

How to build your own home in a week

Date: 30th November to 5th December 2015 Time: week long event
Location: SPACE, Peopleís Republic of Stokes Croft, 35 Jamaica Street, Bristol BS2 8JP Cost: £60 week ticket. £20 day ticket.

how to build your house in a week Join the self-build revolution!

To celebrate Bristol’s European Green Capital 2015 and use this as a springboard for real action on new housing, Ecomotive are creating an open-to-all series of events for people to come and actively participate in developing solutions. A week long event to generate inspiration and the self-belief that communities can take full ownership of their housing future, each day with five training events that will target the key topics to enable groups and individuals to take positive and immediate action.


Below are some Passivhaus highlights:

Day 1

People power: Innovation in models, design and housing solutions.

The week starts with some of the biggest ambassadors in the UK for people-led housing including Passivhaus advocate and PHT member Jon Broome.


Jon Broome (Jon Broome Architect), Mark Brinkley (Author), Geoff Stow (Self-builder/ trainer) & Jo Gooding (Cohousing Network).

Day 4

Inside Out: Sustainable homes, the design, materials & benefits.

How can dreams become reality, the practical steps and what does it mean to be sustainable/build your own home? What is Passivhaus and what impact do ‘smart designed’ homes have on energy bills? What new solutions are available in 2015/16 for self build and custom build? Come and join this festival of solutions.


Alex Whitcroft (WikiHouse), Craig White (White Design), Rob Elkins (Elkins Architects) & Alex Dutton (Barton Willmore)

Day 6

Let The People Build! (followed by “Make It Happen Party”)

People-led housing rounds up with 2 key speakers (Ben Adam-Smith and Sam Brown) who in very different ways have been on a journey to explore and understand the lay of the land in sustainable self-build housing. The Bristol housing agenda will be put in the spotlight as Ecomotive director Jackson Moulding and Bristol CLT chair Keith Cowling address key issues they see for the European Green Capital 2015.


Sam Brown (Jon Broome Architect/NaCSBA), Ben Adam-Smith (House Planning Help), Keith Cowling (Bristol Community Land Trust), Jackson Moulding (Ecomotive)

A full programme can be viewed here.



The event is open to all. Tickets can be purchased for the whole week or as many days as you like.

Day tickets: Professionals £20, Self builders £10, Concessions £5, free for those who can’t afford to contribute.

Week ticket: £60 / £30 concessions for 6 days.


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