We're Rebuilding Highland House!
In 2015, we added a (very) tiny house to the farm so that Mark could spend more time there to care for the animals and the property. The house was completely off-grid with a composting toilet, rainwater collection system and solar panels.
In an effort to support the growth of the business and allow people to learn firsthand about farm life, we began offering the tiny house for rent. This was well-received and the house quickly booked up for short and longer term stays. Tenants were able to gain a better understanding of farm life. Many enjoyed spending time with chickens, collecting eggs and assisting Mark as he moved the cattle to new pasture each day. All enjoyed the simplicity of off-grid living in a serene country setting.
On June 26th, a violent thunderstorm turned into a small localized tornado and picked the tiny house up from its base and tossed it down the hill, destroying it completely. Thankfully no one was in the house and the cattle and hens were unharmed.
The house had become a great asset to the farm and to the mission of increasing awareness of sustainable farming, and we were determined to rebuild. Unfortunately, the insurance company only provided funds to cover the amount paid for the house in 2015, and nothing for the demolition and cleanup of the destroyed tiny house.
Pittsburgher Highland Farm is planning to purchase a slightly larger model tiny house that will sleep up to 4 people comfortably. Like the first one, it will be completely off-grid and include a deck and fire pit to enhance the farm experience. A well-stocked fishing pond is situated just down the hill.
With support from our community, the tiny Highland House at Pittsburgher Highland Farm will be rebuilt better than ever!
Be One of the First to Stay With Us
One of the cool things about a Kickstarter campaign is the rewards for pledging support. We are offering a variety of pledge levels with varying rewards including t-shirts, hoodies, grass fed beef, a special farm-to-table dinner and overnight stays at the new tiny house. Check out the new Highland House at Pittsburgher Highland Farm logo on the t-shirt!