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The Commons at Windekind

As part of our Cohousing project called the "Commons at Windekind,” we are selling a building called Breidablick. Breidablick offers a unique opportunity to families interested in a fantastic rural setting that adjoins a 24,000-acre state park, yet we are only 25 miles from downtown Burlington, Vermont’s most cosmopolitan city, known for its progressive, robust and sustainable economy and many outstanding educational and cultural institutions.

The Breidablick parcel is part of a nine parcel cohousing community, that is being created on a 142 -acre farm called Windekind. The costs of the 975 square foot Breidablick is $310,000- this price includes the one-acre parcel that the building sits on and 1/9th share of the 132-acre common land or the equivalent of owning about 15.5 acres. One especially unique feature of the common land is that it weaves right through the heart of the residential part of the community contributing to its sense of social cohesion and spacious design. In the case of Breidablick, it is completely surrounded by common land.

The 132 acres of Common land also offers each member many opportunities including: access to: 25 miles of Nordic ski and hiking trails, four gardens, acres of lawn, picnic areas, three major streams, three ponds and a 3,000-foot garden railway. In addition, families have the option of initiating commercial or personal gardens and small scale farming, shops and studios. This means that new families will be part of a resource base that will evolve and expand as the community matures. A core part of our mission, is to create economic and environmental opportunity and Breidablick is well positioned to be part of that.

Breidablick foremost interior feature is the living room. The room's most unique feature is the cathedral ceiling spanning up to a windowed copula 23 feet above the wide oak floors. During the day, the room dances with natural light streaming in though its many south facing windows and a pair of French doors that open out to a stone patio. It is a lovely room with the stone forge still in working condition, wainscoting, a cozy wood stove and other trims details. The building embodies the dignity of the traditional crafts, like timber framing, a copper standing seam roof and highly detailed interior finishes that combine the simple elegance and practicality of contemporary design including being maintenance free and energy efficient.

Breidablick has a large well equipped kitchen and a very cozy bedroom with bath on the second floor. A second bed room with bath could be added to the building, for about $60,000, creating a 1,225 square foot building with two bed rooms and three baths. This addition, could be ideal for family of three or four or for an older couple without children who seek space for a studio or a study.

If you want to learn more go to our web site go to ( Once on the site find the Commons dropdown in the middle of the Manu bar. The site contains many photos of the farm and the area along with more detailed descriptions of the project. Or pick up the phone and give us a call at 802-434-4455.

Windekind is aesthetically uplifting, culturally rich, and environmentally and economically sustainable, a great place to grow a community. Our project and Breidablick, is not for everybody, but for some, it is a rare and very unique opportunity.

We would love to hear from you.

Mark and Marijke

Mark Smith


Mark Smith

mark [at] windekindfarms [dot] com

(802) 434-4455

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