Champlain Valley Cohousing

Champlain Valley Cohousing

Multi-generational, Rural
Common Way
Charlotte, 05445
  • Move in year :
  • 2006
  • Number of units :
  • 21-40
  • Land size:
  • 21+ acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • 7-10 acres

Description:

As a community of 38 adults & 22 children, we are dedicated to
knowing each other in a meaningful way. We privately own our
homes, consisting of single family and townhouse structures
which are clustered around a central yard which we call ‘the
green’. Most of our parking is on the periphery of our
neighborhood. This structural arrangement allows little ones to
enjoy safer independence and all neighbors spontaneous and
meaningful social interaction. We collectively own another 115
acres of rolling farmland, wetlands, meadows, brooks, woods,
hiking paths, and ponds, some of which are preserved indefinitely
for wildlife corridors and farming. We enjoy wooded trails for
walking or cross country skiing right out the back door of our
homes. A hike up Mt. Philo is just a walk away while a sail or swim
in Lake Champlain is an easy bike ride.

Our land lies in the rural village of Charlotte, Vermont. We are 14
miles from Burlington, which has a lively downtown pedestrian
mall, several colleges, the University of Vermont, a regional
teaching hospital, and an international airport. Middlebury, a
charming college town, is an easy 1/2 hr commute south.
Montreal is an easy two-hour drive north. Lake Champlain, in all
it’s beauty is 2 miles from our home.

We share walking trails, pastures, organic gardens, a yurt, and
the green, where potlucks, games, sports, music, variety shows
and other social activities occur. We enjoy weekly Friday 5pm
gathering at the picnic tables to enjoy snacks & drinks to
celebrate the end of the workweek. We participate bi-weekly
potluck dinners at the pergola or in the yurt if weather insists. We
work together to keep our community beautiful with monthly 1/2
day-work gatherings. We strive to live in a thoughtful way that
promotes environmental sustainability and healthy community
relationships. Our governance structure is sociocracy. The
expectation is that all households in the community serve by
participating in a variety of roles and/or chores within the
community.

Links: http://www.champlainvalley.cohousing.org/

Shared Property
  • Community Garden
  • Playground
Accessibility
  • N/A
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Common Meals
  • Individual Tours
  • Meetings
  • Work Days
Decision Making
  • Sociocracy
Meals
  • 1-3 meals per month
Meal Participation
  • Optional participation
Vision
  • EcoVillage
Contact Information
  • Champlain Valley Cohousing
  • champlainvalleycohousinginfo@gmail.com

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