We are selling our three-bedroom, single-family home in the heart of the Cobb Hill Cohousing community in Hartland Four Corners, VT.
Cobb Hill (cobbhill.org) is a community of people who are exploring ways to live that are ecologically, materially, and socially sustainable. Built 15 years ago, our community comprises 23 energy-efficient homes, a working farm and dairy, and numerous member-owned agricultural enterprises, including award-winning cheese, frozen yogurt, mushrooms, maple syrup, and sheep. Our 260-acre property includes a large common house, barns, hiking and cross-country ski trails, a managed forest, pastures, sugar bush and gardens. Homes feature solar hot water, passive-solar orientation, green building design, a central wood-burning system, and high-speed internet.
Our community is intergenerational, with ages ranging from babies to 80s. Kids love living here, and they enjoy having a playing field, a play structure, a common art area, acres and acres of woods to explore, and the opportunity to learn about farming through 4H. Adults have fun here too, with frequent community dinners and lots of social events (open mikes, an annual prom, special dinners, singing, campfires, and frequent impromptu gatherings). Our decision-making is by consensus, and we have a very strong informal mutual support system (we take care of each other). Our residents are interesting people, with professions including forestry, medicine, farming, cheesemaking, high tech, and sustainability nonprofits, as well as several retirees. We are serious about trying to live more sustainably, in both our infrastructure and our lifestyle. We look for members who share our interests and intentions and who will be active participants in community life.
If this sounds like you, consider buying our Energy-Star-rated house. It is approx. 2000 sf and has an open-concept main floor with a wall of built-in bookcases and bay windows that have a lovely view of the community, farm, and surrounding hills. The well-designed kitchen has a peninsula and cherry cabinets. This house also has one full and one 3/4 bathroom, office/den, and family room, and ample storage (including a large garden shed). Directly off the main living area is a deck where we have supper most summer evenings. The picture of the rainbow was taken from there. We find this house to be more comfortable than anywhere else we have lived; it is bright and sunny, and the radiant heat keeps our toes toasty in the winter.
We are located just 20 minutes from Dartmouth College and from one of New England’s premier medical centers. This is vibrant area where the arts flourish and outdoor recreational opportunities abound. Excellent schools and a healthy, safe environment make it a great place to raise children. Here are some links showing the wide range of opportunities in our local area: hop.dartmouth.edu, northernstage.org, dailyuv.com, vitalcommunities.org, uppervalleyfood.coop, uvtrails.org, osher.dartmouth.edu.
Interested? Send us an email and we can tell you more. Price: $395,000
Margaret Fanning and David Cate (dcate [at] vermontel [dot] net)
24 Linden Road
Hartland, VT 05048
dcate [at] vermontel [dot] net