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Yancey County Dream Home Tour

Off-the-grid home. Photo by MCC Marketing and Media

The Yancey County Dream Home Tour, hosted by the Mayland Community College (MCC) Foundation, will be held on Friday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour will feature an airy home decorated with local art, an expansive farm and a creekside abode powered by solar panels. “Each homeowner is gracious to allow the MCC Foundation to use their space to raise money and connect with the community,” says Beth Morris, director of marketing for MCC. “The proceeds from this event support student scholarships which allow students to follow their dreams and help MCC create an educated workforce for the region.”

Brywn and Ben Philips own Green Mountain Farm, a wellness community that will be a stop on this year’s Dream Home Tour. In addition to the Philips’ home, the farm features two rental cabins, a clubhouse, a community garden and a working barn. “Situated on 365 acres in a private cove as it is, I think people will most enjoy the setting of our home and farm community,” says Brywn. “Whether indoors or out, Green Mountain Farm is a restorative place enabling you to embrace the tranquility and nourishment of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”

Participants are encouraged to purchase a box lunch from Burnsville’s Pigs and Grits to enjoy as a picnic on the farm. The Philips are self-described “big fans” of MCC. “As an educator, I thrive on seeing people grow and prosper,” says Brywn. “Our county abounds in natural beauty and the home tour is a great opportunity to share this beauty with each other and those who visit.”

Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per person with the boxed lunch option, which also includes a complimentary ticket for a community viewing night at the Bare Dark Sky Observatory to be used at any time. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 828.766.1233.

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