Bristol Village Cohousing is an example of 14 households clustered around shared space and community building within a walkable village center. (Source: Jason Rasmussen).

Cohousing is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space.  Cobb Hill Cohousing in Hartland, Vermont is an eco-village that has 3 apartments, 6 duplexes and 8 single homes surrounded by a working farm and forests on 270 acres.  According to the Cobb Hill website, in August 2020 one 400 square foot studio apartment is available for $1,100 a month, including utilities, snow plowing and Wi-Fi internet.   

According to the Cohousing Association of the United States, senior cohousing is one of the fastest growing types of cohousing.  Middlesex Senior Cohousing (Massachusetts) is in the process of building what they claim is the first adult cohousing community in New England.  For more information, see  

Quimper Village in Port Townsend, Washington is another example and one featured in NNECAPA’s New Ruralism project.  See Figure 11 for more details.  

Quimper Village is a co-housing community consisting of 28 single-story condos for residents age 55 and older. This community is included as a case study in Lessons in New Ruralism (NNECAPA, Fall 2020). Source:

Loch Lyme Lodge is a resort that is planning to create cohousing on their 120-acre site on Post Pond in Lyme, New Hampshire.  See the project website ( for more information.