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-lover’s 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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