An ‘off-the-grid’ eco farmhouse has been praised by a senior European Union official for its sustainability.
Maes Yr Onn, in Manmoel, is completely self-sustainable for its energy.
The house features photovoltaic panels, rainwater harvesting, a biomass boiler and thermal stores and innovative skirting board heating.
On a recent visit to the farm, Shan Morgan, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU, praised the building – home to farmer Arthur Davies and his family. Ms Morgan said she was very impressed with the project.
Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development for Caerphilly County Borough Council, said: “Along with various partners, the council has been committed to this project from the outset and I am so pleased that we can share the successes with such a senior member of the EU.”