Greetings from Vermont! 

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About Headwaters

We are a multi-generational community nestled into the wooded hills of Cabot, Vermont. Our community began in 2011 and today consists of 8 households on 14 acres. We are situated at the headwaters of the Winooski River, hence our name. 

Most households have built their homes here using natural or sustainable building techniques. Homes are clustered near each other to allow for greater shared open space. The design of our community is loosely based on permaculture principles. 

Households own the land around their home and we collectively own common areas, which includes a: 

  • bountiful garden
  • earthship greenhouse & hoop house
  • wood-fired hot tub & sauna
  • orchard & meadow 

We share our home with goats, chickens, bees, dogs, cats, and many woodland critters. Our community is well connected with neighboring homesteads and the village of Cabot (within walking distance from our land).

We make decisions together during a monthly business meeting. Everyone pitches in to help with projects and contributes a monthly due to maintain our shared infrastructure and land. Most of us have jobs in the area or work remotely from home. Although not an income-sharing community, we do much informal sharing of tools and resources. 

We enjoy caring for our land, having fun together, and co-creating a supportive environment for the young ones in our community to grow up in. We have lots of gatherings — birthday parties, summer games, winter sledding, and fireside chats. 

Having gone through a big transition in 2022 after our founder’s departure, we are now in a phase of re-imagining the shared intention and structure of our community. Below is our site plan and other documents about our structure… they are a work in progress:

Community Photos


  • Learn about intentional communities and find ones to visit through the website of the Foundation for Intentional Community at
  • Get matched with intentional communities that are a fit for you and get advice on how to join one by visiting the website of one of our community members, Cynthia Tina, at
  • Join a yoga therapy session or workshop with one of our community members. Learn about Christyn King’s offerings at her website