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What do you think the home of 2050 needs to be like?

We think the home of 2050 will need to be designed different to respond to changing lifestyles and climate change. 

We would like to know what you think.

Share your ideas below.  You can also choose to ‘like’ the suggestions made by other people by scrolling down the page.

The Council will use your ideas to make sure that future developments meet your needs and expectations.

If you would like to see examples of what the home of 2050 might be like, please visit hdawards.org where you can find a library of case studies and films showcasing the best of British design.

Describe your home of 2050 to us

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25 responses

On Friday 1st Jul at 16:59, someone posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Friday 17th Jun at 14:40, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Energy efficient, easy to maintain home. I do want a garden but not too large (around 60'). A clean and safe area served by public transport.

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 11:58, someone posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 11:03, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

The 2050 home should be carbon neutral. Solar pv roof tiles or panels should be incorporated into every build with smart technology converting the electricity produced into hot water at times when electrical requirements are exceeded by production.

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 10:58, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

One which is net zero carbon not just in build but in use and in enabling a zero carbon lifestyle both at home and out and about.

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 10:58, Stuart posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Affordable, high quality, well constructed and uses minimal energy.

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 10:20, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

My home of 2050 use as little resource as possible. It will have been designed and constructed with efficiency as the forefront - taking into account GHG emissions, water resources, and nutrient neutrality.

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 08:49, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Overall homes need to be environmentally conservative and pleasant to live in; extremely well insulated, zero carbon technology to heat and ventilate, enough space inside and out, conserve water and walkable to community facilities.

The home of 2050 needs to:

Be energy and water efficient
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 08:26, someone posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 08:26, someone posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 08:26, someone posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 08:26, someone posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 08:26, someone posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Jun at 08:26, someone posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 18th May at 16:08, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Well insulated and energy efficient, self sustaining in terms of electricity, remove carbon from the atmosphere. Up-to-date technology, access to green spaces, access to safe walking/cycling routes, served by good public transport

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 18th May at 15:07, someone posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption

On Wednesday 18th May at 14:47, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Homes need to be fully insulated and have solar panels, have at least 2 electric vehicle charging points, a rain water collection system, and should have some grass/green space to reduce flood risk and promote wildlife.

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air

On Saturday 30th Apr at 07:45, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Hi there!

The home of 2050 needs to:

Be more water efficient

On Saturday 30th Apr at 07:45, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Hi there!

The home of 2050 needs to:

Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 12th Jan at 18:12, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

carbon and emissions neutral, well designed, good natural light, flexible spaces, well connected to shops and transport infrastructure, near or with views of green and open space

The home of 2050 needs to:

Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption

On Monday 6th Dec at 13:53, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Homes which are well connected socially. Walkable neighbourhoods that have safe, well connected active-transport infrastructure with convienent links to shops, schools and public transport hubs. Gentle density of town housing, District heating

The home of 2050 needs to:

Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport

On Wednesday 10th Nov at 18:47, Anne Marie posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home

On Wednesday 15th Sep at 13:01, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Contemporary in style, energy, water and land efficient

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Sep at 09:46, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Energy efficient and made from sustainably-sourced, low carbon materials.

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light

On Wednesday 15th Sep at 08:41, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

High density, well connected to public transport and realistic about modern needs (e.g. a hatch for Amazon deliveries, purpose built space for cars and bikes, EV charging points, district heating as standard).

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Be well served by public transport
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air