Formed: 1990 Established: 1990
This page last updated:4/8/2013
Cantine's Island Cohousing
Saugerties, New York,
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We are a cohousing community of 19 modest private houses and a common house built on three acres of a nine-acre property, with one-quarter mile frontage on the Esopus, a deep-water creek, between the falls over Barclay's Dam and the Hudson River. Saugerties is a friendly, provincial town, near Woodstock and the city of Kingston. Our uniquely lovely property is the largest in the village, offering the convenience of town living and a nice degree of privacy. We worked long and hard to achieve our success, and in so doing came to know each other as trusted partners. We're all delighted to be living here!
We are looking for one or two more households to join us, who will be able to engage in an abbreviated version of the development phase that we went through, building on lots contiguous to or near the main site, and joining as equal partners in this warm, well-functioning community. We will offer support and guidance, but we can't do it for you, because the growth into community life comes with the commitment to do it. Cohousing embodies an ideology of sharing, balanced with respect for privacy. We are egalitarian, tolerant, and open to alternative lifestyles. Only a few of us are vegetarians, but any food preferences are accommodated at every meal.
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This page last updated:4/8/2013
Visitor Process: Attend an Open House, which occurs monthly.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
No Answer Provided
Members(adults and children):
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Membership fee is currently $18,000)
Land and Buildings
(In village, but Saugerties is in rural New York)
10 acres (4.0 hectares)
Land Owned By:
(Each house resides on a small plot owned by resident, but most of property is owned by community)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
:: Private school off the property
:: Public schooled
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