Our vision is a world of interdependent small homesteading communities. At Dancing Catamount Cohousing Homestead, we understand the importance of growing one’s own food for the sake of our climate, our own health, and the benefits of food sovereignty.
We also know that growing food collectively makes for more fun and ease. Being able to get away for a week or a weekend in the middle of the growing season no longer is impossible. The cost of infrastructure and equipment can be born across many. And the relationships we build through shared work done well are deep nourishment.
We’re modeling what’s possible when we grow collectively, and making the path easier for others who see the investment in their community’s ability to grow food and care for each other as the one of the most important investments of our time. We are creating the social fabric for collective homegrown food, including a model for private ownership conversions to shared, collective ownership of land and the means of food, medicine, and housing production.
We each have our own private dwellings and share the growing of food and medicine and the stewardship of a beautiful piece of land nestled high in the foothills of the Worcester Range of Central Vermont.
Dancing Catamount began informally in 2013 when the Little Green Family, consisting of Cecile, Daniel and Khalila, bought the property from its original owners. After a winter of hard work on the dwellings, we broke ground on the collective food-growing operations in 2014. With one other steadmate, Ben, the next several years saw us slowly expanding to a total of our current 14,000 sf of growing space which approximately covers 80% of all of our produce needs for the year.
2017 saw the beginning of our formalization into cohousing and the first few new member trial rentals. This year we’re excited to offer new members the opportunity to buy in. We currently have three rental properties on the land that are available for month-to-month rentals for a trial membership.
- Common House
- Guest Rooms
- Community Garden
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
- Common Meals
- Guest Rooms
- Individual Tours
- Work Days
- 1-3 meals per month
- Optional participation