Forming Formed: 2010
This page last updated:12/25/2011
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Six homes on five acres within walking distance of downtown Camden. A wonderful and affordable place for children and adults to enjoy life.
Riverside has land for playing, gardens, orchards, workshops and studios. There's 500 feet fronting the Megunticook River. Swimming and hiking are a short walk away.
Riverside is a place for all ages to flourish. Itís like living on the same block with your friends, but without the street and cars in the way.
Mixed-use zoning permits the option to live and work on the same piece of land. A range of businesses and workshop buildings are possible.
In addition to private homes, there are common spaces which include, but are not limited to: a kitchen, a library, places for community events, and a large solarium to enjoy the winter sun or an informally shared cup of tea. Cooperative ventures and creativity -- sharing of ideas, tools, spaces, equipment, and skills -- are encouraged.
Clustered housing allows Riverside to be compact, yet also provides generous open space accessible to all. Parking is at the edges; the space between housing is car-free.
Community members are financially independent; each home with its garden space is privately owned along with rights to the common land and infrastructure. Each family has the privacy and autonomy they would enjoy in a traditional neighborhood.
Riverside is committed to environmentally responsible design. The homes are super-insulated and energy efficient. Homeowners have flexibility in designing their homes. Sizes range from 600 to 1,600 square feet with one to three bedrooms. An average home, including ownership in the commonly owned land and building space, will cost between $160,000 and $230,000.
Status: land optioned
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This page last updated:12/25/2011
Visitor Process: Contact via email
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.
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Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
Land and Buildings
5 acres (2.0 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(6 townhouse units in 2 buildings)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
(public, Montessori and Waldorf options)
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