Welcome to Bristol Village Cohousing!

Bristol Village Cohousing  is a community of 14 households, located in the village of Bristol, Vermont. Construction is complete, families have moved in, and only two units remain available for purchase. Click here.

Our project received an award from the Preservation Trust of Vermont June 2018 for preserving the streetscape and adding to the vitality of downtown Bristol.  Click here to see the video shown at the annual conference.

Here is a link to a story about our community as it was forming in the fall 2017 edition of Seven Day's Nest section: "Happy Together".

See the BVCH updates on our blog for more information about the project, a photo gallery, and videos of the construction.

We offer a variety of housing options, from apartment style flats to attached townhouses to single family cottages. Unit sizes range from 1 – 3 bedrooms, from 894 – 1530 sq ft.  All residences are arranged around a common green, promoting opportunities for casual interaction.  For details on housing options, click here..

Features of our development include:

  • New construction built to Efficiency Vermont’s High Performance energy standards, designed to save money (and the planet too!)

  • The Peake House - a 3800 sq ft common house, available to all residents, for group meals, fun and educational activities, meetings and celebrations.

  • A central location in a small village, walking distance from most of your daily chores – shopping, restaurants, schools, the post office – even the gym and yoga studio. The bus stop to other nearby towns is a block away. The LINK commuter bus goes to Burlington daily.

  • Proximity to cultural and outdoor recreational facilities, both in the immediate area and the nearby college town of Middlebury.

  Mulching the flowering plants that line the path.

Mulching the flowering plants that line the path.

  Don, Mark, and Rick remodel the old sprout house (our storage barn).

Don, Mark, and Rick remodel the old sprout house (our storage barn).

  Mollie and Sadie are all smiles in their new home.

Mollie and Sadie are all smiles in their new home.


  The Italianate Peake House built in 1863 is shared by residents of Bristol Village Cohousing.

The Italianate Peake House built in 1863 is shared by residents of Bristol Village Cohousing.

“I love Bristol Village Cohousing. It’s hard to believe we are located in the center of this historic Vermont town, across from the town green, and within walking distance of everything: shops, restaurants and bakeries, performance spaces, and the library.”

— Penelope Markle, BVCH member

  Cohousing members have the opportunity to share meals prepared in the Peake House kitchen once a week or more.

Cohousing members have the opportunity to share meals prepared in the Peake House kitchen once a week or more.

  Planting the rain garden designed by Katie Raycroft-Meyer, our landscape architect (far left).

Planting the rain garden designed by Katie Raycroft-Meyer, our landscape architect (far left).

  The Peake House gets a thorough paint job by John of Nicholas Painting.

The Peake House gets a thorough paint job by John of Nicholas Painting.

  The cottages pictured here around the green are designed to be solar powered and energy efficient.

The cottages pictured here around the green are designed to be solar powered and energy efficient.