Rocky Corner is the first cohousing neighborhood in Connecticut. We will soon begin building 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. Most homes are spoken for, but a few are still available.
With Centerbrook Architects we have cooperatively designed 30 one-, two- and three-bedroom houses. These are clustered near the 4,500 square foot common house for shared meals, leisure, and work space. We were chosen to receive a large grant from the state of Connecticut to help make some of our homes “affordable” (below market rate).
Working with Appleseed Permaculture to make the best use of the farmland and watershed, we are creating a landscape of flowers, berries, orchards, annual vegetables, pasture, wild flowers, paths and ponds. We will have enough space for those who are interested to grow a substantial amount of our food, including a greenhouse for an extended growing season.
The site plan is people-centered, with cars on the perimeter yet conveniently accessible to each unit.
Valuing participation, we have adopted dynamic governance (or sociocracy) as our organizational and decision-making model, and have trained with John Buck, Jerry Koch-Gonzalez and Diana Leafe Christian.
Caring deeply about the health of the planet we are committed to green building and living sustainably.
At this time we have enough applicants to fill our affordable homes, but there is a waiting list for eligible applicants. And there are still a few market-rate homes available. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a home, getting on the waiting list, or for more information about Rocky Corner Cohousing.
Rocky Corner -- a great place for families, for singles, for aging in place; a safe, cooperative, supportive community.
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