Village Hill Cohousing

117 Olander Drive

Northampton, MA 01060

What is Cohousing

Cohousing is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space. Each attached or single family home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen. Shared spaces typically feature a common house, which may include a large kitchen and dining area, laundry, and recreational spaces. Shared outdoor space may include parking, walkways, open space, and gardens. Neighbors also share resources like tools and lawnmowers.


Households have independent incomes and private lives, but neighbors collaboratively plan and manage community activities and shared spaces. The legal structure is typically an HOA, Condo Association, or Housing Cooperative. Community activities feature regularly-scheduled shared meals, meetings, and workdays. Neighbors gather for parties, games, movies, or other events. Cohousing makes it easy to form clubs, organize child and elder care, and carpool.

"What is a Home"

Produced for the Belterra Cohousing Community of Bowen Island

"How Cohousing Can Make Us Happier "

Grace Kim - TED Talk

Children & Cohousing:

Learn about the many benefits and advantages Kids have being raised within a Cohousing Community.