Eighteen households live cooperatively on ten acres, sharing the management
and much of the work needed for the community. The homes are clustered on the upper portion of the property around a common green. Houses are privately owned, and the land is commonly held.
Community life centers on meals three evenings a week in the Common House on the green. The Common House is also the place where meetings, celebrations, and other group activities are held. Individuals often reserve the Common House for private events.
Most of the property is undeveloped wooded area bordered by the Esopus Creek. The lower property contains a picnic area, a small beach, a dock and boathouse, and organic vegetable and flower gardens.
Cantine’s Island Cohousing is an intergenerational community. We range in age from 1 year to 85. We believe each generation has much to offer to and learn from one another.