AS autumn forces all to spend more time indoors, we start to think about how we improve our homes in future. It’s handy then, that at this time of year Transition Town Totnes organises two great sources of inspiration and information. Firstly, there’s the chance to visit inspiring homes, from the traditional to the unconventional, in Totnes and the surrounding area at the ninth annual Open Eco Homes weekend. Each home is at a different stage on the journey to reducing their energy bills, their environmental impact, and making use of renewable energy projects to be less dependent on fossil fuels. This is then followed a fortnight later by the Eco and Community Homes Fair, featuring suppliers of eco-friendly goods and services, home energy installers, plus eco-builders and, new this year, community led housing projects and solutions. The Open Eco Homes weekend, takes place on October 6-8, it’s free of charge, and features 17 homes and projects that have reduced their environmental impact, and are contributing to a low carbon economy. From community building projects to renewable energy installations, renovated historic properties and retrofitted homes, there will be an abundance of inspiration! Additionally, there will be a special Eco Homes Transition Walk on the day, from 2pm-5.30pm The Eco and Community Homes Fair 2017 follows on Saturday October 21, 10am-3pm Totnes Civic Hall, and is also free to visitors. Exhibitors will include suppliers of eco-friendly goods and services, home energy installers, plus eco-builders and, new this year, community led housing and solutions! The fair will feature free talks, an expert panel on Community Land Trusts, workshops and demonstrations and children’s activities to give parents time to look round. This year Food in Community will be running the cafe, selling delicious treats made from grade out produce that would otherwise be wasted. The theme for this year’s free talks, workshops and demonstrations is ‘community-led housing solutions.’ The full programme, including session times, is available as a download on the TTT website, or can be picked up around town. Any queries about either event should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01803 867358.