Home for sale in EcoVillage at Ithaca (https://ecovillageithaca.org/), a very caring, sharing co-housing community in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Built in 2015 the 1,088 sq ft. duplex features an open floor plan downstairs with half bath, kitchen, dining, and living rooms; three bedrooms plus full bath and generous landing are located on the second floor. A large yard with shrubs, a young Aspen tree, and gardens surround all three sides of this unit.
Features include beautiful hickory kitchen cabinets, butcher's block counter tops, dishwasher, microwave, and range. A long island in the galley kitchen allows for seating space near the south-facing wall of windows. A pantry connected to extra storage is large enough to hide a chest freezer and is located across from the dining area. An east-facing window in the middle of the house brings in the morning sun. The living room exits to the back yard with direct access to the path to the community garden.
Wood stairs lead to the second floor which has beautiful rose oak hardwood. Landing is large enough to offer a small nook and space for bookshelves. Two bedrooms on the south side are perfect for children or as hobby/guest rooms. Large windows and long closets feature there. Upstairs bathroom has bathtub/shower, a tiled floor, and a maple cabinet.
In the spring and summer, fall asleep to the sound of peepers from the master bedroom. Walk-in closet with ample space houses the energy recovery ventilator.
House is equipped with energy efficient building standards including 1-foot thick walls with extra insulation, high r-value triple-pane windows that swing in as well as tilt open. Average heat, hot water, and electric costs for a family of four who are home a lot are $90/month.
Neighborhood features a spacious common house with sitting room, activity room, large kitchen and dining area, and two guest rooms.
All potential residents must complete a membership process. All adult residents must provide 2-4 hours of community work each week. The TREE neighborhood residents have adopted dynamic governance, an efficient and transparent form of governance that involves coordinating and delegation of responsibilities.
Benefits of living at EcoVillage include use of 175 acres, trails for hiking, birding and skiing, community garden, two swimming/skating ponds, basketball court and sauna. Two organic farms are located on the property. There is space in the common house for community meals, children's play area, meeting rooms, guest rooms and laundry.
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