STOWE FARM COMMUNITY. We are a multi-generational rural co-housing community in Colrain, Massachusetts tucked into the beautiful hills of western Mass. There are currently 8 houses built, 1 house being built, and the last 2 lots are available to complete our maximum capacity of eleven households. We also have many neighbors who are ‘social’ members (participate in gatherings, play dates, and other social activities).
Stowe Farm Community is rural with urban & university centers nearby. We have single family homes, which afford privacy within a supportive community. We are neighbors working together to improve the quality of our lives. Helping each other succeed makes our community thrive.
We help each other with child, pet, and farm animal care. Some of us work from home and some drive to our jobs. We currently raise chickens, ducks, pigs, turkeys, and goats. Many of us are enthusiastic about baking, cooking, brining, smoking, and fermenting food, especially food we grow and raise ourselves. We make bread, cheese, and charcuterie (specialty meats), and have plans to grow some ingredients to support our neighbor’s brewery.
We have a community truck, greenhouse, tractor, tree house, gardens, and other shared equipment and tools. Our common structure plans are evolving. We own individual lots, build our own homes and share the rest of the 90 acres which include play areas, arable farmland, a sparkling clean brook and river for swimming, pasture to raise animals, and conserved forest.
Stowe Farm Community provides a magnificent view down the North River valley to the Catamount Mountains. The views are spectacularly beautiful year round. Houses are clustered on a south-facing slope overlooking the West Branch of the North River and Stone Mountain.
We are 15 minutes from Shelburne Falls, MA; 20 minutes from Greenfield, MA; 45 minutes from Amherst and Northampton, MA as well as Brattleboro, VT. We are 20 minutes from Rte. 91; 3.5 hours from NYC. Small organic farms are taken seriously in western Mass, as well as music, art, social activism, and academics.
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