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Community Living: New Urbanism, Ecovillages, Cohousing

Eco-friendly communities across the U.S. are bringing green-minded people together to help them share and maintain a sutainable lifestyle.



The 'Round-Top' 824-square-foot, three-story homes at Tryon Farm feature a screened third-floor porch and deck nestled into the tree canopy
Photo by Robert Mauer
Residents at Cobb Hill Cohousing in Hartland, Vermont, devote 10 hours a week to sustaining the community. Some members work full time on the farm, which produces vegetables, cheese, eggs and maple syrup.
Photo courtesy Cobb Hill Cohousing
Rows of Walla Walla onions grow in one of Village Homes’ many common area gardens.
Photo by Judy Corbett
The Farmstead (pictured) was the first completed settlement at Tryon Farms in Michigan City, Indiana. Other settlements include The Pasture, The Dune, The Village, The Meadow, The Woods and The Pond.
Photo by Robert Mauer
Village Homes solar houses feature a solar greenhouse for space heating and solar water heating.
Photo by Judy Corbett
Tryon Farm offers a variety of home designs. This cheery dining room is in one of the 'C' cottages in the woods.
Photo by Robert Mauer
The residents of the first elder cohousing community in the United States––Glacier Circle Senior Community in Davis, California––gather for a group shot.
Photo courtesy Glacier Circle Senior Community
The many farms and gardens at Cobb Hill provide organic produce for all members plus enough to sell at local co-ops and farmstands.
Photo courtesy Cobb Hill Cohousing
Future residents of Silver Sage Village meet to discuss the model of their elder cohousing community in Boulder, Colorado.
Photo courtesy Silver Sage Village
Cobb Hill Cohousing’s 260 acres include one of the villages that comprise the town of Hartford, Vermont, along with several farms, agricultural lands, forests, streams and ponds.
Photo by Robert Mauer





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