Green Gate Farms has always been known for the historic farmhouse that sits on its far East Austin property, but now its River Farm, located at 176 Howard Lane in Bastrop, has a unique home that is literally one-of-a-kind.
This weekend, the farm will reveal its new tiny home, which was created using repurposed dairy trucks for a television show called “You Can’t Turn That into a House.” The solar-powered, off-grid home will be part of a larger farm tour that takes place before a farm-t0-table dinner on Saturday night. They will also screen part of the TV show.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit New Farm Institute, Green Gate Farms’ educational non-profit organization, and the farm dinner is in partnership with Escoffier Culinary School, Native Solar, Hannah Bakery, Copper Shot Distillery and other local food artisans.
“Red Arrow Productions did an amazing job creating an innovative, sustainable tiny house that we want to share as part of our new farm-based education programming,” says Green Gate co-founder Skip Connett said in a release. “Escoffier’s Farm-to-Table Program has been a long-time partner in our farm-based education efforts and we are excited to celebrate this five-year relationship with a unique culmination dinner prepared by the school’s chefs and students using Green Gate products.”