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 offer tours about once a month. Anyone is welcome to join, from locals who would like to learn more about their neighbors, folks hoping to start their own community, individuals who are interested in exploring membership here, to really anyone who is simply curious. Please email us at outreach@whitehawk.org to learn about upcoming tours.

If you are interested in exploring membership, please take a moment to fill in our “interest list” . We will be in touch within two or three weeks.