Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage has no formal membership process. Simply put, you become a member by becoming a resident — either a unit owner or a renter. Our
expectation is that the nature of the community is the reason why people want to be here. Our hope is that they will come with a community-oriented mindset and energy for becoming engaged and productive members of the community.

The community does not act as a broker for sales or rentals. All sales and rentals are private transactions between the parties involved. We don’t have a waiting list but we do maintain a database of potential buyers/renters that we make available to owners who are looking to sell or rent. If you'd like to add your name to that list, please complete this
inquiry form.

The easiest way to stay up-to-date on units for sale or rent is to visit our
Available Homes page. Notices of available units also appear in our quarterly eNewsletter. You'll find a link to the subscription form for that on our Keep In Touch page.


Legally, Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage is a condominium association subject to relevant Maine state law. We have a Board of Directors, a set of bylaws, and a set of community agreements we call the Book of Commons. Functionally, our organizational structure is based on the principles of Sociocracy, also known as Dynamic Governance. The
Sociocracy for All website has an excellent outline of sociocratic principles.


All units are privately owned, and owners pay monthly condo fees to the association as well as annual property taxes to the City of Belfast. There are no dedicated low-income units, but renters who meet the state’s eligibility requirements may be able to take advantage of
MaineHousing’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.


Informal visitors are welcome at any time. If you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood, there’s an excellent chance that any community member you meet will engage you in a casual conversation. If you’d like a more formal tour, you can make that request via our
inquiry form. Please be patient with our response times. We’re not a business — we’re a community.
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