Formed: 2005 Established: 2007
This page last updated:3/27/2013
Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm
Peterborough, New Hampshire,
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Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm is a cohousing community in Peterborough, New Hampshire, located in the southwestern Monadnock region of the Granite State, just 90-minutes from Boston. Our neighborhood consists of 29 environmentally-designed homes; a spacious Common House; professional office space in a renovated historic farmstead; an organic farm; woodlands with walking trails; and a pond for swimming and skating. The neighborhood is located on 113 acres along Nubanusit Brook, about a one-mile walk (sidewalks) from the center of town, a thriving small town made famous by playwright Thornton Wilder's Our Town.
We are 29 households aged from baby to 80+ years. We work from home, commute, and are retired. We attend public, private and homeschool. We own our homes and rent. We value sustainability, community, farming and living lightly on the earth.
A single-family home in our neighborhood is LEED Platinum certified (US Green Building Council); all of the buildings are constructed to the same rigorous environmental standards and use less than half the energy of typical houses. Our architect-designed, New England farmhouse-style homes all have front porches and are sided with red cedar shingles. Each home is superinsulated with triple-glazed windows, infrastructure for solar hot-water collectors, and natural, nontoxic materials chosen for quality and durability. The entire neighborhood is heated by a central wood-pellet fired heat plant.
Hardwood and tile floors are used throughout the homes; the interiors are light, airy, and spacious. First floors feature a kitchen and open-concept living/dining room with a full mudroom entry and half bath/laundry room. The second floors consist of a master bedroom, full bath, and additional bedrooms. Private living spaces have views of woods, farm fields, or the river. We are a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, with vehicles limited to the parking area at the periphery.
Our farm includes fields for pasture, hay, vegetables, and fruits. There is also an apiary, layer chickens, pigs (seasonally), horses and occasional cows.
Peterborough is a quintessential New England town located in a nature-loverís region of mountains, ponds, rivers, and picturesque villages. Our town is a vibrant arts and cultural center, and is home to the world-renowned MacDowell Artists Colony. We have good public schools, as well as Waldorf and other private daycare, preschool, elementary, and high schools.
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Former/Other Names: Nubi Neighborhood
This page last updated:3/27/2013
Visitor Process: Please review our website at www.peterboroughcohousing.org first. We usually have Open Houses one Sunday/month or request a visit through email@example.com. We look forward to showing you around!
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(forming, 29 households - undetermined)
(varying decision making methods employed depending on the situation)
Leadership Core Group:
(Steering Team, elected annually)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Depending on ability, skill and interest.)
(Condo Dues (include heat & hot water))
Land and Buildings
113 acres (45.7 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(7 single family, 7 duplexes, 2 fourplexes)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
(one common meal, one potluck)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(The neighborhood does not impose/endorse/practice any specific spiritual tradition. Individuals practice a diverse array of traditions (or none at all) as they wish.)
(Up to the parents.)
(We are currently seeking new members.)
(homes 10/08; Common House 12/08; Office space 4/09)
Number of Units:
Square Feet in Common House:
O'Neil Pennoyer Architects
Nubi River Partners; Cofounders/developers living in the community.
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