An innovative community is breaking ground in central Texas. Located about thirty minutes from Austin, a little less than one mile away from Elgin’s Main Street, a group of individuals is working to create Elgin Agrarian. The Elgin Agrarian community is designed to be just that, a community. The property will feature housing, an elaborate farm, a farm to glass brewery, and a wellness center among other unique elements.
Elgin Agrarian includes eighty cottage style homes that will be built in a series of stages, with some units expected to be completed later this year. The cottages range from one to three bedrooms, and the entire community will be structured as a co-housing community. This structure allows owners to finance homes using traditional lending methods while maintaining the structure of an intentional living environment with shared community spaces. Owners will pay a monthly HOA fee that will cover front yard care, common area maintenance and insurance, a weekly veggie bundle (and the wages for the farmworkers that grow the veggies), and a monthly share of fresh tilapia.
The community also includes solar on the rooftops, a large common house, trails, and dog parks. For an additional fee, owners can become members of the for-profit spa and fitness center. Since the homes tend to be a tad on the smaller side, there will also be guest suites that owners can reserve for guests.
The farm includes a one acre fruit orchard and a three and a half acre community-supported farm with aquaponics. As I hinted to earlier, there will be workers to maintain the farm, and owners would have the opportunity to help if they so desired. The brewery will be the first female owned and operated brewery in the Austin area. It will be a farm to glass brewery delivering thirst quenchers utilizing crops produced on-site at the farm. A beer garden is also rumored to be present.
All in all, Elgin Agrarian, seeks to create a purposeful community of like-minded people. They have worked diligently to listen to the needs of early joiners and to mold the community with the input of the future members. As we increasingly see consumers moving towards a preference for smaller homes and larger community spaces, I think we will see more and more intentionally designed communities sprouting up all across the greater Austin area and across the country. For more information on the Elgin Agrarian community, located about thirty minutes away from Austin, visit their website. If you are interested in learning more about purchasing a home in the Elgin Agrarian community, give me a call today!
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