Valley Veg Cohousing

Whately, Massachusetts, United States

  • Last updated: July 4, 2017 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: November 27, 2014

Mission Statement

The Valley Veg Cohousing Committee is working to establish a vegan cohousing community in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. This project is being initiated under the auspices of Valley Veg, Inc., a non-profit community organization which is an alliance of animal welfare, healthy eating, and environmental advocates.

Community Description

This vegan cohousing community will have multi-family and clustered dwellings, including residences suitable for older vegans. It will include a common house with a dining room and kitchen, and other shared facilities such a library, guest rooms, exercise room, and gardens. The community will be planned, owned and managed by the residents – who can share in decision-making and social activities. We are currently gathering potentially interested community members and searching for a site in the Northampton, Massachusetts area.

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2014
  • Start Living Together: 0
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
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  • Website address:
  • Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 281
    Whately, Massachusetts, 01093
    United States
  • Location


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Location: To be Determined


  • Land owned by: The entire community membership
  • Additional Comments:

    Residences will be individually owned.


  • Adult Members: 0
  • Visitor Process:

    The policy for welcoming visitors will be determined once the community is established.

  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Prospective members must attend group meetings in-person or via conference call. A more formal process will be established later.


  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments:

    The expense of the common house and grounds will be shared. The costs and expected member labor will be determined later.

Sustainability Practices


  • Dietary Practice: Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan.
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.


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