Elderberry is a cohousing community for individuals and
couples who wish to live in an energy-efficient home
in a beautiful, rural setting, and to support and care for one another as we grow older. Our vision is to create a
thriving community where members work together on activities of interest (farming,
gardening, food preservation, cooking, crafts, etc) and continue
to contribute to one another and to our wider community/world as
long as they are able.
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Elderberry owns two 10-acre
parcels of land. One parcel, a lovely old farmstead with log
house and outbuildings, will be the site for homes, pastures,
common house and other community activities. The other parcel,
owned jointly with adjacent Potluck Community Farm (an
intentional community formed in 1990), is reachable by trail and
provides a secluded and beautiful vista and the potential for
additional pasture or woodlot.
Elderberry is for those
who want to live in the country but have the advantages of a
village: a close community, opportunities to play, eat and work
together, and support and care as we grow older. The view from homes and the
common house is distinctly rural – rolling hills and fields,
pastured animals, gardens, barns, a restored
farmhouse, hundred-year-old trees and abundant wildlife. It is a
quiet, tranquil place where the starry sky is unaffected by city
The homes at Elderberry will be small (1200 sq ft
max). They will be duplexes and quadraplexes in order to
preserve land, increase energy efficiency and encourage
interaction among members. Members may design and build their
own home or may
choose from an existing design.
Elderberry welcomes visits from those who may be interested in living
with us. We invite you to explore our website or contact us to
learn more about our lovely country community.