Discover Sustainable, Community Living at the Foot of Vermont’s Green Mountains

by Sarah Stott
Communities with Openings
Bristol, Vermont

Discover Sustainable, Community Living in a Gorgeous 3BR/2BA Home at the foot of Vermont’s Beautiful Green Mountains

An intentional village within a village, Bristol Village Cohousing is situated in this hidden gem of Vermont, the town of Bristol. We’re an intergenerational, family-friendly community that welcomes diversity. Our community is home to 16 households that are dedicated to environmental sustainability. We believe in the importance of community and use Sociocracy for decision-making so that everyone has a voice. We come together for a monthly community meeting, we share jobs and many meals a month. We celebrate one another and being together with birthdays, yoga classes, music jams, game nights, and solstices around our stone circle and a roaring fire, with hot cider and cocoa.

Our members share 2 historic barns, a wood shop, community gardens, an art studio, and a common house with a large kitchen/cafe area, game room, exercise room and guest rooms. The HOA fees are $388/month, which covers exterior maintenance (studs out) and all-in insurance. Because the homes are built with super thick insulation, triple pane windows and insulating shades the electricity bills are surprisingly low. The homes are remarkably comfortable and economical.

Outside, you can sit on the front porch, overlooking the common green and flower gardens and watch the kids play. Behind you is a mountain that offers spectacular hiking trails, vistas of surrounding counties, Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. You can mark the seasons with the gorgeous natural splendor that never gets old. Within walking distance are stores, both elementary and high schools, doctors, dentists, the river and rolling water falls, coffee shops, a bookstore, restaurants, a yoga studio and the farmers market in the town green, complete with playground. The community is 20 minutes from Middlebury and 40 minutes from Burlington. Click for more information.

If this resonates, please contact Jim at 802/734-0798 or

About this gorgeous home: 

  • Built in 2017 when the community was founded. 
  • 1,498 sq ft 
  • Mudroom entry
  • Built-in bench and shelves
  • Spacious Living/Dining room 
  • 2-season enclosed screened-in porch 
  • Open kitchen with high efficiency appliances
  • Fenced-in yard and flower gardens 
  • First floor BR with access to downstairs 3/4 bath with shower seat and laundry 
  • Two second-floor BRs with roomy closets
  • 2nd floor landing area with skylight, perfect for office/study 
  • Mini-splits provide efficient heating/cooling year-round 
  • Solar panels and array offer net zero energy and minimal carbon footprint 
  • Floors are hardwood with marmoleum in bathrooms
  • Comfortable and economical, clean and simple