House for Sale - Island Cohousing  West Tisbury, MA

$495,000   508-693-1440  or marc at

Beautiful, comfortable, environmentally friendly home in Island Cohousing, built by South Mountain Company. Only three miles to the ferry yet in a quiet rural area. All the advantages of West Tisbury - a great school, low taxes, the best library on the Island, Lambert's Cove Beach. All the advantages of Island Cohousing, including 30 beautiful acres, Common House with guest bedrooms and room for parties, lovely pond, basketball court, playground set, and a bountiful community garden. It's a great place for kids! The house has beautiful finishes - hardwood floors and cabinets, cypress trim, plaster walls. Super low energy usage - we used under $750 for all energy in the past year. Heating and hot water system are newly replaced. The basement is fully insulated.


Three bedroom, two baths 1,600 square feet. One bedroom and bath is on the first level, the second level has two bedrooms and a full bath, plus a sweet nook at the top of the stairs that can be used as an office or yoga nook. Beautifil white oak kitchen with island. Lots of closet space. Front porch and outdoor shower. Fully insulated concrete basement with bulkhead.

Construction and insulation
2x6 walls with cellulose insulation; 2x10 rafters with cellulose insulation; attics with 14 inches cellulose insulation; 2x10 floor joists over basement with fiberglass batts; concrete walls two inches Thermax rigid foam insulation; basement floor slab one inch Styrofoam insulation. Windows are insulated fiberglass with low-e argon filled glazing. Walls and ceilings are skim coat plaster.

Kitchen is a South Mountain Co. custom, with white oak cabinets, slate countertops, and a butcher block island. Bathrooms have slate floors and tile tub/shower surrounds – the tile is made from recycled auto windshields.

Interior and exterior trim is salvage cypress
Shingles are Maibec white cedar
Hardwood flooring is sustainably harvested white ash
First floor doors are two panel fir, upper floor doors are composite

Clivus Multrum composting toilet serves both bathrooms
Heating and cooling in the main level is provided by a Fujitsu minisplit heat pump
Heating in the first floor bedroom and upper floor is provided by an Electro electric boiler. The heat pump does most of the heating, and the boiler is supplemental.
Hot water is provided by a Marathon electric water heater, and a Nyle Systems heat pump water heater.
The energy cost of the heat pump systems is less than half of what the same energy would cost if it was oil or propane.
Water is provided by shared wells of Island Cohousing, and graywater is treated in a shared septic system of Island Cohousing.


Living Room

Dining Room - we're using as an office, but most folks have the dining table here

1st Floor Bedroom

1st Floor Bedroom, another view

1st Floor Bathroom

Nook at the top of the stairs

2nd Floor East Bedroom

2nd Floor West Bedroom

2nd Floor Bathroom (bathtub to the right)

Basement with large south window