About Us

White Hawk is a group of people from many walks of life who are working to establish a neighborhood integrating ecologically sound principles and community sufficiency. Our community is being built on 120 acres in Danby, New York – six miles south of Ithaca. We look forward to passing down a thriving village full of neighbors with diverse skills, ideas and talents to future generations. Our village plan includes thirty homesites in a circle around a common recreation area.

One of the most intriguing aspects of our village is that members are free to build the home of their choice. While we offer preexisting designs that are green, attractive and quite economical, members are free to use their own house plans too, as long as they meet the guidelines for size and green building practices. We feel this individuality adds to the charm of the village.

We operate by consensus decision-making, and we encourage creativity and creative problem solving. That is one of the advantages of a cohousing village such as White Hawk.

Why not come visit?

We believe in intentional community, and the more people who learn how different communities operate the better! We welcome visitors who want to see what life is like at an ecovillage in upstate New York. Visit us: take a guided walk on the land, attend an upcoming meeting or just visit with a member one-on-one.

Also, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter (form below), so you can get to know about life at White Hawk and be invited to events we host.