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Three years later in a Passivhaus

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Kate and her partner Jack moved into their passivhaus in Keyte Gardens, Wootton Wawen in July 2018.

Prior to that, they’d been living with Jack’s parents for three years, saving for their first home together. And, although they wanted to stay in Wootton Wawen, close to family and friends, they never thought they’d be able to afford a house in the village.

They were delighted to be eligible to buy a shared ownership home on the scheme.

So three years on, is their Passivhaus life everything they hoped for?

Yes! Katie told us:

I never expected my first home to be my forever home. It feels special and we absolutely love it.

It’s got a lovely garden, wonderful views, and the passivhaus design is great. We rarely put the heating on, but the house is lovely and warm and stays a constant temperature.

Not only have our energy bills reduced by about 50%- 60%, but Jack’s asthma has improved too; his breathing is so much better.

We had a baby in March, and we’re looking forward to bringing him up in this lovely, friendly community.