Putney Commons is a small, cooperative neighborhood of diverse individuals, sharing friendship and support while living independently in an ecologically responsible community, making decisions through consensus.
Our small scale enables a relatively relaxed and manageable climate for working together, for setting common goals and agenda, and for getting to know and care about what’s important to each member.
Our community currently includes 12 members residing in 9 households. Every home has a 5-star plus energy rating. We meet monthly or bi-monthly to discuss our common concerns and make decisions by consensus. Typical issues might include: maintaining our trails; coordinating the annual harvest luncheon; planning next year’s budget; and outreach to neighbors.
Putney Commons is part of a movement to resettle into villages and urban areas where life can be simpler, neighbors know each other, and community develops. We share a common garden, donate produce for the local food shelf, and share social events.
Though secluded and quiet, the Commons is just a few minutes’ walk from Putney Village. We enjoy a view of the New Hampshire ridge line, and Sacketts Brook flows past our lower meadow, where deer and wild turkeys browse.
- Community Garden
- All units fully accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
- Individual Tours
- Elizabeth Christie