New England Farm Village Project

Last updated: December 25, 2012 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: June 14, 2007

New England Farm Village Project

(Gaithersburg, Maine, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Started Planning: 2007
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: No
  • Contact Name: Enid McKitrick
  • Phone: 301-869-3638
  • Address:
    8001 Boulder Ridge Way
    Gaithersburg, Maine, 20879
    United States
  • Location

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: No

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: No
    actively seeking founding members

Mission Statement:

music, organic farming

Community Description:

Imagine a peaceful New England village,
inhabited by people who care for the Earth. Imagine that, instead of driving to an enormous supermarket, the villagers walk down to their own farm for eggs, meat, cheese, fruits and vegetables. Imagine 21st century green technology, working with nature instead
of against nature. Imagine being surrounded by friends every day, while still enjoying privacy in your own home. Imagine neighbors caring for each other. Imagine children playing safely in the village square. Imagine walking
the trails and fishing the streams on your own land. Imagine walking across the square in the evening for informal concerts at the community house.

If this sounds as wonderful to you as it does to us, consider joining us in creating this village community near the coast in southern Maine. We are mainstream professional people who are determined to make this vision into reality. Our village will be home to approximately 30 or more families of all races, faiths and ages. The village will sit on an organic farm which will be managed by a professional farmer. The farm will provide most of the food we need as well as provide the village with a modest income. Each of us will contribute time to support the farm and
the community using our own particular gifts.

Many of us will have demanding professions outside the village, and many of us will telecommute from within the village. Our homes will be designed with a traditional aesthetic but using the latest green technology. They will be built for comfort and energy efficiency, as well as for beauty. The village square and the community house will be the heart of the village, where we will share occasional meals and activities. Our private outdoor space will be the courtyards of our own homes. We will organize educational programs to help others integrate farming or gardening into their lives.


  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: No

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Additional Comments: probably will

    Modified consensus

Land and Buildings

  • Additional Comments: we hope to have 100+ acres

    to be decided – 30+ is starting point

    probably will be

Labor and Money

    • Required Labor Contribution:


    • Additional Comments: to be decided


      to be decided



    • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
    • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)


    • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


    • Tobacco Use: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.


    • Additional comments: TBD

      will aim for over 50%


Additional Comments

we hope to be near a town

Community Network or Organization Affiliations



New England

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge