Re: Perhaps another new group, perhaps Bellingham, WA
From: Sghulbert (
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 14:15:22 -0800 (PST)
Dear Greg and  Catalina, 

If you are willing  to move to the east coast then I believe you are looking 
for Nubanusit  Neighborhood and Farm.  We are currently under construction and 
have single  family, detached homes available.  We will begin moving in in 
the fall of  2007.  Please visit our website to learn lots more about us:  
_www.peterboroughcohousing.org_ ( . 
"The Nubanusit Neighborhood homes are  being built to a standard that 
significantly exceeds normal construction  and Energy Star homes.  The combined 
approaches of high insulation  levels (dense packed cellulose), triple glazed 
insulated windows, airtight  construction, and fresh air ventilation with heat 
recovery will dramatically  reduce heating costs while achieving very 
living environments.  Heat recovery on the warm wastewater will  lower hot 
water costs.  The central pellet boiler plant will use a  locally produced 
biomass fuel instead of imported fossil fuels to provide heat  and hot water.  
Energy efficient lighting and the widespread use of  daylighting will create 
interiors with low energy input.  Most roofs are oriented towards the sun to  
support future solar collectors for electricity and hot water. Water use will 
be  reduced with low flow fixtures and dual flush toilets.  A healthy indoor 
environment is provided by  selection of low-toxicity building materials and a 
fresh air ventilation system  with heat recovery.  The buildings are designed 
and detailed to be  durable and low maintenance. When finished, Nubanusit 
Neighborhood will be  amongst the greenest neighborhoods in the Northeast."    
Marc Rosenbaum, Nationally Recognized Energy  Consultant ,   
We are located in  Peterborough, New Hampshire in an area known as the 
Monadnock area,  after the beautiful, single peak which dominates our local  
landscape.  What this part of southern NH has to offer is  quite unique.  We 
are a 
progressive area with much of cultural  interest, including a very vibrant arts 
community and "an entrpreneur under  every rock".  Lots of free thinkers and 
activists  activities.  Peterborough is home the MacDowell Colony, the oldest  
artists' colony in the US.  Downtown Peterborough is small enough to  get 
around easily yet has everything you need:  a full service market  including a 
butcher and fresh fish, a health food store, a variety of  restaurants, post 
office, town offices, pharmacy, shops of all kinds, art  gallaries, 
offices, we even have a museum (The Mariposa  Museum) dedicated to 
multiculturalism.  In addition we have Monadnock  Community Hospital with a 
state of the 
art wellness/fitness center for community  use.  We have many local independent 
private schools as well as a good  public school system.  In addition, the 
landscape is beautiful and there is  an environmental awareness which has kept 
strip malls, big boxes and drive-thru  fast food chains out of town, and 
organic farms and conservation land in.   Given the progressive zoning in 
Peterborough our cohousing ecovillage, with a  farm and some commercial 
activity on 
site, did not need any land use  variances.  Peterborough is about an hour and 
half drive from Boston, the  seacoast and the White Mountain National Park. 

We hope that you are  interested in exploring joining us.  If so, we look 
forward to meeting you sometime soon.
With warm  regards,
Shelley Goguen  Hulbert 
Shelley Goguen  Hulbert 
Nubanusit Neighborhood  & Farm 
_Sghulbert@aol.com_ (mailto:Sghulbert [at]  
_www.peterboroughcohousing.org_ ( 

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