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© 2018 by Rocky Hill Cohousing

100 Black Birch Trail

Northampton, MA 01062

rockyhillcohousing@mail.com

Community Living

 
 
Common Meals

A community meal takes place most Sundays at 6:00 PM in the Common House. Members who want to participate sign up to cook or clean up several times in a three-month cycle. There is a small fee for each meal. Dietary restrictions are honored.

We also have frequent potluck dinners, lunches, or breakfasts; and occasional “Dinner by Sixes” where members are organized into groups to share meals in members’ homes.

Summer and Winter Retreats

The annual summer retreat is a weekend getaway with recreational activities for adults and children:  hiking, swimming, boating, climbing, group games and more.

The Winter Retreat is held at the common house over two days with dining, dancing, art projects, and some offsite activities like bowling, hiking, skiing. 

 
Clubs and Groups

Community members enjoy getting together to share their special interests. These are some of the most popular groups:

  • Book club​

  • Hot Tub club

  • Garden group

  • Mens group

  • Aging Gracefully group

  • Chicken Club

  • Movie night

  • Circle of Care for refugee families

 
Committees

The community is organized around a committee structure. Everyone is asked to participate in one or more committees.

  • Board of Trustees

  • Buildings and Grounds Committee

  • Common House Committee

  • Community Life Committee

  • Childrens Committee

  • Design Review Committee

  • Finance Committee

  • Membership Committee

  • Process Committee

  • Sustainability and Environment Committee​

 
 
Congolese Refugee Family at RHC

 

As part of Northampton’s effort to welcome international refugees, Rocky Hill Cohousing formed a Circle of Care with our neighboring community, Pathways Cohousing,  to help resettle a Congolese family.  Three brothers arrived in 2017 and the rest of the family of eight in 2018.  

 

We were delighted to welcome the Ngoy family to a large rental house in our community in May, 2018. 

Pets

Rocky Hill residents are pet lovers!  There are a number of dogs and cats and chickens.  The pet policy requires that dogs be leashed whenever they are outside.