We are an established community whose members foster deep neighborly ties by sharing meals, play and the work of maintaining and bettering our community.


Old-fashioned community values come in a new form at Cantine's Island Cohousing, where members live cooperatively and people of all ages interact naturally in this family-friendly neighborhood.

Nineteen privately-owned homes sit on over 9.5 acres of community-owned land beside the Esopus Creek within an easy walk to the Village of Saugerties. Homes cluster on the upper property, while the waterfront area remains quiet and secluded. We agreed that we would share property, facilities, resources, and to some extent our lives, but just as important, we respect each other's privacy, autonomy and personal property. This balance is woven into the fabric of our lives.

Our vision: Living beside the Esopus Creek, we deepen our community through cooperative work, play and breaking bread together.