Formed: 2000 Established: 2007
This page last updated:11/12/2012
Burlington Cohousing East Village
Burlington Cohousing East Village is a lovely community in the heart of the city. We are an example of one path to a sustainable future that includes affordable living, decreased automobile dependence, and harmonious sharing of resources along with ample opportunities for privacy. We nurture people and the natural environment.
Our location is within walking distance from downtown Burlington, the University of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Health Care, and the City of Winooski. It is convenient to live here without a car, although it is OK to have one or share one with a neighbor.
We are a relatively new community; construction was complete in November 2007.
There are 32 private homes in a variety of building types. We have "flats" in a large building with indoor access to our common house, townhouses, a duplex, and two detached single-family homes. All facilities are wheelchair accessible. We are a mixed-income community. Nine of our living units have down payment grants for income-eligible folks; the remaining units are for market rate buyers.
We have a community building for optional group meals and many other activities. A large outdoor area is used for outdoor play, socializing, and gardening. The land borders on a conserved natural area with hiking trails through a mature forest.
The residents manage community governance and tasks. Everyone is expected to participate actively. Please contact us to learn more. You can also check our "real" website at www.bcoho.org.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: BCOHO or East Village
This page last updated:11/12/2012
Visitor Process: Please contact us using the information on this listing. We are doing site tours by appointment.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(If you may want to buy a unit, contact us to be on our Notification Lst)
Leadership Core Group:
(We have an Executive Committee with changing membership over time.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Pay for your unit, your share of common space included, and monthly fees for on-going community expenses)
(monthly condo fees)
Land and Buildings
(We are between 67 acreas of woods and a city)
3.7 acres (1.5 hectares)
(This is large in an urban environment)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(our gardens are increasing in size and productivity.)
Share Community Meals:
(Shared meals are optional.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We always offer a vegetarian main dish at the community meals. Often meat is served as well.)
(There is a vegetarian main dish at every meal.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(There are several Quakers and Unitarians, plus others here.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
(Various type of schooling are available.)
Square Feet in Common House:
Burlington Cohousing Development, LLC - with the assistance of numerous non-profit agencies and professional consultants.
Cooperative Fund of New England and Vermont Housing Finance Agency
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