Mertxe Begiristain of Las Casas de EA Astei, Basque Country

Mertxe Begiristain, Las casas de EA Astei, sustainable rural house in Basque Country

Las Casas de EA Astei is a rural home in the Basque Country that is taking energy efficiency to the next level. This is the success story of both Mertxe Begiristain, who manages the tourism business, and her son, whose architecture, design and engineering skills have led to the creation of the first home in Spain to produce more energy than it consumes. Built primarily out of biodegradable, renewable and ecological materials, this rural home seeks maximum integration with its surrounding environment.