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Formed:
1996
Established:
2001
Cobb Hill
Hartland
,
Vermont
,
United States
Contact:
Cobb Hill - Judith Bush
28A Linden Rd
Hartland, Vermont 05048 United States
Address Status:
Good as of 2/25/2005
Phone:
802-436-1488
jbush [at] together [dot] net
Judith Bush
Address Status:
Good as of 10/1/2004
Phone:
802-436-1488
jbush [at] together [dot] net
Beth Sawin
Address Status:
Good as of 10/1/2004
Phone:
802-436-1393
bethsawin [at] vermontel [dot] net

Cobb Hill is a 23-unit cohousing community on 260 acres of farm and forest land in Hartland, Vermont. Construction of homes and a common house was completed in 2002. We formed as an intentional community with a focus on finding ways to live sustainably, to support local farm enterprises, and to understand our impacts on the environment. We make efforts to learn from our experiments, having used a number of new technologies in the home building and shared infrastructure here.

Community Affiliations:
Network Affiliations:
Coho/US
Last Updated:
2/28/2010
Visitors Accepted
(by appointment)
Visitor Process:
Contact Marie Kirn, 802-436-1036 or Judith Bush, 802-436-1488 to arrange for a visit.
Cohousing Details
Cohousing Status:
Completed
Year Completed:
2002
Area:
260 acres (105.2 hectares)
Number of Units:
22
Population
Members:
63
Non-Member Residents:
0 (All residents are viewed as community members. We have a few renters who fall into this category.)
Open to new members:
Yes (Yes, but only when there is a home for sale or rent)
Government
Decision Making:
By consensus
Identified Leader:
No
Leadership Core Group:
No
Labor and Money
Financial Style:
Members have independent finances
Labor Contribution:
Expected (not quantified in hours. We stoke a wood burning furnace that heats all the buildings, clean the common house, make and clean up from community dinners twice/week; monthly workday is another opportunity to contribute labor)
Join Fee:
No
Regular Fees:
Yes (monthly fee covers our utilities (shared systems) and winter ploughing plus budgeted needs of committees)
Land and Buildings
Community:
Rural (Cobb Hill includes a working farm with a number of agricultural enterprises.)
Land Owners:
The community
No. of Residences:
22 (There are 22 units of housing at Cobb Hill and a 23rd unit on the property. The 22 units comprise 7 single family buildings, 6 side-by-side duplex buildings (12 units), and 3 studio apartments, which are part of the common house building.)
Food, Etc.
% Food Grown:
21-50% (Food grown is about 35-40%.)
Shared Meals:
2-5 times/week (Share meals 2x a week.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Dietary Practice:
Omnivorous
Alcohol Use:
Used occasionally
Tobacco Use:
Seldom used (probably never used - a non-issue)
Social Factors
Common Spiritual Practices:
No
Which Spiritual Traditions:
Educational Style(s):
Other (Cobb Hill parents currently have children at the local public elementary school, at private schools in the area (preschool and elementary through high school), and home schooled.)
Current Editor(s): cohousing, jbush
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