AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Village Farm Tiny Home Community has partnered with Green Gate Farms to develop the first Agrihood in Austin, Texas. This partnership brings farmers Skip and Erin onsite to live within the tiny home community while providing a farm stand, hen house for fresh pasture raised eggs, and a greenhouse to this thriving and expanding tiny home community.
The work towards sustainable living at Village Farm is recognized by owners of Roberts Communities for those seeking a minimal environmental impact with a wellness focus on their daily lives without sacrificing modern design and functionality. Village Farm offers over 10 different tiny home models with full customizations as well as community pools, playground, dog parks, grills, BBQ Pits, pavilion, community gardens, composting, farmhouse, and community center. Green Gate has operated a farm stand beside the Big Red Barn for more than 14 years and this new renovation offers the opportunity to include a dedicated farm stand area just inside the overhang featuring custom-made produce tables, cement floor, sliding barn door, and plenty of space to display produce, eggs, flowers, and more. Neighbors will once again be able to buy fresh organic vegetables, flowers, meats, eggs, honey and more from local Austin farmers and artisans.
Additional enhancements include a 48’x24’ Greenhouse that will enable the farmers to propagate veggies and herbs, as well as plants for gardens. The greenhouse will also be used for educational lessons on gardening techniques and growing produce year-round. An old red chicken shed is also being refurbished and expanded with new nest boxes and a large outdoor pen where about a dozen heritage breed hens will be making their home, fed and cared for by local resident volunteers.
Village Farm’s Phase I home growth brings over 20 new tiny home sites available for purchasing nestled alongside the redeveloped farm. With the expansion comes further design elements and unique features including front and back patios, double lofts, and even a wood burning outdoor fireplace to ensure every home-owner can find an innovate layout to work for their lifestyle.
“Village Farm was founded by Roberts Communities in 2018 when we saw the need and desire for an environmentally stable home community,” says Scott Roberts, CEO of Roberts Communities. “It’s important to us to continue the tradition of supporting our residents, whether it is through our efforts in the community, the enhancement of the farm’s offerings, or an unwavering commitment to environmentally friendly practices.”
The first event unveiling the progress at Village Farm including the launch of a new phase of tiny homes for sale includes a media and residential event on Saturday, June 27th from 9am-1pm CST. All media are invited to attend with face mask for a meet and greet with Green Gates Farmers Skip and Erin, the first residents in the new home expansion. Guests will also learn about a new online ordering system for organic farm produce, flowers, and local goods while the farm stand is completed. Renderings will be available for the renovation of the 1902 Bergstrom Farm House into a future event and co-working space for residential enjoyment and educational workshops.
Village Farm Tiny Home Community is a part of the Roberts Communities portfolio focusing on creating niche communities that provide residents with connection, activities, and community. Whether it is an environmentally focused resident seeking a tiny home experience or a low-income family seeking a community for their kids to grow up in, Roberts Communities offers a helping hand to make home ownership a possibility for all.
Learn more about Roberts Communities and Village Farm here.
About Roberts Communities
Roberts Communities has been building communities and fulfilling dreams for over 45 years. Throughout the years Roberts has become industry leaders by delivering safe, private communities with durable beautiful homes for families across the nation from Colorado to Arizona and all over Texas. Focused on family and hospitality first, these communities are more than just houses, but provide a lifestyle complete with fitness centers, pools, playgrounds, and beautiful community centers with which to call home. RobertsCommunites.com.
About Green Gate Farms
Green Gate Farms, a USDA certified organic farm, was established by Skip Connett and Erin Flynn in an underserved neighborhood in East Austin in 2006. Working off-farm jobs to fund their efforts, they restored a historic farm site to create a community resource for neighbors of all incomes. Their vision remains focused on cultivating an organic farm that feeds the mind, body, and soul, of Austinites. Greengatefarms.net