It’s no secret that many of the UK’s farmers are struggling to make ends meet by continuing with a traditional farming lifestyle. Many are looking for opportunities to diversify and one farm in East Northants may have found the ideal solution.
The Northamptonshire Telegraph reported on how New Lodge Farm has embraced the idea of diversification.
The Singlehurst family have spent three generations living and farming on their 250 acres, but now they’re taking the family business in a new direction. While traditional farming activity is still essential, they’ve introduced a series of eco glamping pods.
Speaking to the newspaper, Sarah Singlehurst explained demand from the public led to them exploring how to diversify. They started with a small farm shop and then realised there was a market for camping.
The eco pods are just the latest addition after they realised that many people love escaping to the countryside but that many don’t have tents or campervans. Everything on the farm is provided for using sustainable energy too.
They have solar panels in one small field, as well as a biomass boiler and a system for filtering grey water to make it drinkable again.
If you’re interested in the idea of biomass heating for your farm, contact us to find out more about the technology and how it could benefit you.
We recently pointed out that farmers can do very well from installing biomass boilers, because they have an inexpensive source of fuel in the form of animal waste.
It’s also an idea that appeals to people as they look for ways to make their lives more sustainable and eco-friendly.