Rocky Corner under construction, May 2019

Rocky Corner Cohousing

Multi-generational, Rural
58 Old Amity Road
Bethany, Connecticut 06524
  • Move in year :
  • 2020
  • Number of units :
  • 21-40
  • Land size:
  • 21+ acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • 7-10 acres

Description:

Rocky Corner is the first cohousing neighborhood in Connecticut. We are presently building (yes! right now) on our 33-acre former dairy farm in the town of Bethany. With a beautiful New England setting, yet only about five miles north of New Haven, this is an inclusive, multi-generational community, valuing diversity of culture and background. Many homes are spoken for, but we have affordable and market rate units available (2 and 3 bedroom). Move in is planned for 2019.

We care deeply about the health of the planet and are committed to green building and living sustainably. With Centerbrook Architects we have cooperatively designed 30 passive solar, single-family homes. These are clustered near the 4,500 square foot common house, which features shared meals, leisure, and maker spaces. We were chosen to receive a large grant from the state of Connecticut to help make some of our homes income-qualified affordable homes (below market rate).

We are working with Appleseed Permaculture to make the best use of the farmland and watershed. In addition to a community garden with individual allotments, shared community plantings, and farmland that residents can lease for their own farm enterprises, we are creating an edible landscape of, berries, orchards, and wildlife habitat. The finished site, which embodies low-impact development principles, will include pasture, wildflower plantings for pollinators, paths, and ponds, as well as greenhouses.

We have adopted sociocracy as our organizational and decision-making model, and have trained with John Buck, Diana Leafe Christian, and SoFA (Jerry Koch-Gonzalez & Ted Rau).

We applied universal design principles to accommodate the needs of people at all stages of their lives. The site plan is people-centered, with cars on the perimeter yet conveniently accessible to each unit.

At this time we have affordable and market rate homes for sale. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a home or for more information about cohousing at Rocky Corner.

Rocky Corner — a great place for families, for singles, for LGBTQ folks, for people with disabilities; a safe, cooperative, supportive community.

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Farm
  • Community Garden
  • Playground
  • Workshop
  • Laundry
Accessibility
  • All units visitable
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Common Meals
  • Scheduled Tours
  • Individual Tours
  • Meetings
  • Work Days
Decision Making
  • Sociocracy
Meals
  • 3-5 meals per week
Meal Participation
  • Optional participation
Vision
  • EcoVillage
Contact Information

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