Go ‘through the keyhole’ – visit real green homes and get inspired

The Green Homes Network is a unique resource that allows you to visit real properties that feature a range of renewable and energy efficiency technologies. The benefit? You can chat to the householders and find out what it's like living in a green home; ask them about the pros and cons and get an honest answer with no sales pitch. Click here to search the Network or check out some of our past events below.

These Green Homes Network members took part in last summer's 'Green Designs' open day series. You can book a visit to any of these properties or read more about them in their case studies.

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This unique eco-home is a fabulous example of a modern property that sits easily in its suburban setting, overlooking the Water of Leith. More text

6 Henderland Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1JQ

Strathclyde and Central

This couple halved their energy bills by switching to renewable electricity and making their home as energy efficient as possible. These householders are so passionate about going green, they’ve even switched both their cars to electric vehicles.

Long Rig, Fyvie, Aberdeenshire

North East Scotland

We received over 50 visitors to this off-grid log house that’s insulated using recycled paper - a genuine 'Green Design' in the Turiff area.

18-20 Reek St, Gateside, Beith KA15 2LG

South West Scotland

After 30 years of living in a draughty inefficient home, this couple took drastic action – they knocked down their house and built a new one. While doing so they paid attention to the things that matter – warmth, comfort and affordability. 

Greenwood House, Cromarty, IV11 8YT

Highlands and Islands

This Highland home, clad in locally sourced larch, certainly has the wow factor – and not just because of its looks. Built in the garden of the owners’ original home, the property boasts a wide range of green technologies and makes use of timber sourced from the grounds where the house was built, making it a perfect example of a sustainable build, and well worth a peek. 



The owner of this lovely property in Elgin adapted it to lower its carbon footprint while benefiting from the Renewable Heat Incentive and making the home warmer and more comfortable at the same time. 



When they moved into their solid stone cottage, Mr and Mrs Reekie were shocked to find their energy bills topped £400 a month. With the help of Home Energy Scotland they installed renewable technology and cut that by 50%. 



This outstanding property is well worth a visit - as well as having the 'wow' factor, it is a great example of a sustainable home with multiple energy efficiency technologies working together. 

Capielaw Farm, Rosewell, EH24 9EE


This beautiful and historic farmhouse was draughty and difficult to heat, until owners David and Julie decided to go green to achieve the warmth and comfort they were looking for. It’s well worth a visit to see how new technology can give older properties a new lease of life, and to hear the story of how this home was transformed with the environment in mind.



These Green Homes Network members are also part of the SuperHomes Network, and are happy to show visitors how they achieved a carbon footprint reduction of 74%, while still running the property as a B&B! The home itself is impressive as well as green, and is worth a look to see how an older home benefits from solar PV, biomass, super-insulation and a whole host of other measures.

Maryville, G83 8RX


The Sweetlands' 1950’s bungalow was draughty and expensive to heat, the concrete floors were starting to disintegrate and the metal windows needed to be replaced. Rather than renovate the house they were inspired to demolish it and build a zero-carbon Passive House in its place. The result? A beautiful modern home with a range of green tech that will inspire you!


Green Homes open day - Stonehouse

This rural property features a ground source heat pump, wind turbine and solar PV and solar thermal heating in action. Speak directly with the home owner Mr Helme to hear first-hand about his experience and actual savings made.

Cammachmore, Aberdeenshire


Mark's stone built cottage has been transformed using green technology including solar PV panels, wood burning stoves, insulation and a heat recovery device - proving that older homes really can be warm, comfortable and green at the same time.


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See for yourself

Our green homeowners know first-hand about the benefits, costs and the journey to installation. Why not make a visit and learn from their experiences? Search for homes and book a visit.