We are two households lucky enough to win a Lewisham-wide competition to develop the energy efficiency of our homes and to create a living demonstration of what can be done to improve energy ratings, save on carbon emissions and save money on heating bills!
We both have strong environmental values and, consequently, careers, but we have very different homes and households. Zaria lives in a Victorian end-of-terrace with her partner and his 23-year-old son and the newest addition to the family: baby Sequoia, born in Lewisham hospital on boxing day! Paul lives in a 1930s semi-detached with his partner and 10-year-old daughter. Our contrasting ideas and experiences of the transformation of our homes can be followed here throughout 2015-16.