The first cohousing community in Connecticut is actively seeking new members—families, singles, and couples of all ages. We will build on a 33-acre former dairy farm in rural Bethany, about fifteen minutes from downtown New Haven.
The real work of building our community is just beginning! We are planning a beautiful, pedestrian-centered, multi-generational neighborhood of thirty private homes, a common house for shared facilities, and plenty of land for playing, gardening, and farming. Our architect and construction manager are finalizing the plans. We’re on our way.
Our plan is
- To create the first cohousing community in Connecticut
- To live sustainably and affordably
- To know our neighbors, balancing private space and community resources
- To balance urban amenities and rural advantages
Sustainable architecture means energy efficient homes that will be warm, beautiful, and environmentally friendly.
Pedestrian-friendly means a neighborhood that is kid-friendly and kid-safe. Cars will be kept to the periphery; we’ll access our homes via pedestrian pathways, allowing safe play areas, among neighbors you know.
Balancing private space and public shared resources means we’ll each have our own self-sufficient home while having the opportunity to share meals, activities, and resources on our common land and in common buildings. We plan to have community meals in the common house a few times a week for all who wish to participate.