Homestead Acres

A resident-owned community


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Homestead Acres Co-op, Inc., is a resident-owned manufactured home community in Swanton, Vt. We are a terrific neighborhood for people who like a country setting with local conveniences and only a five-minute drive to St. Albans. Swanton offers plenty to satisfy even the serious adventurer with the shores of Lake Champlain serving as our westerly town line and the province of Quebec to our north.  We are a friendly neighborhood for people who love outdoor activities.

Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge is a short six-minute drive, where we enjoy hiking and bird watching. On a cold winter day, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are fun ways to explore the refuge. Maple City Candy is just eight miles away. The old-fashioned candy store features lots of maple staples, like maple fudge and pure maple sugar candy. We are centrally located for easy access to all Swanton has to offer.

Homestead Acres is owned by the Community Members who live here – we are a resident-owned community (ROC).


Homestead Acres

is owned by the cooperative
Members who
live here.

That means

we control
the rent & make
the rules

We own it

The Member homeowners of Homestead Acres control the rent and make the rules. On Dec. 1, 2011, the ROC purchased the land and infrastructure, such as the roads and water lines. Now, a democratically elected Board of Directors manages the business of running Homestead Acres. Every Member household in the community has a say in who sits on the Board, how we spend our money, the annual budget, and whether we make changes to the rent.

We’re also part of a national network of more than 250 ROCs just like us. That membership provides us with access to expert coaching on how to run our ROC, leadership development and training, communication with dozens of community leaders who face many of the same issues we do, and more. Life in Homestead Acres is truly different than in a commercially owned community – we invite you to find out firsthand how that difference makes living here so much better.

The Benefits of Membership


the homeowners own the land underneath our neighborhood as a resident-owned community (ROC).


vote on the budget and
set the site fees.
There is no profit
margin in your


rules and park


are secure – there’s no commercial owner
who can decide
to close the

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Potential residents must be approved by our Membership Committee and Board before they move in.