Co-Housing Movement: Loch Lyme Lodge

Cohousing is one type of intentional community, ordinarily multigenerational, though a growing number are either predominantly or exclusively created and inhabited by senior residents. People own their own homes and can sell them, often on the open market. Individuals can have homes with a smaller footprint because many facilities, such as library, music room with piano, and workshop space are shared. One or more common meals a week are the norm. Residents pay into a fund to maintain facilities and collectively agree on how they should be used. Some, are rural. Others are suburban, and even urban.

The New York Times had an article in January titled, There’s Community and Consensus, But It’s No Commune http://tinyurl.com/ya7gc9hx. The National Cohousing Organization maintains a website with links to many cohousing neighborhoods and communities and many resources for people interested in learning more. http://www.cohousing.org/

Liz was born in Italy, an “army brat” who spent her formative growing up years in the Adirondack mountains, studied at Oberlin (BA) and Boston University (JD) and has lived and taught in California, (San Jose Legal Services/Katz, Cole and Beam), Connecticut (Connecticut Legal Services/Region II Legal Service Corporation) and Vermont (Vermont Law School). She and her husband, Chuck, have raised 4 sons, while living in Thetford. She now looks forward to moving across the river to Lyme, NH, where she and a group of friends own and operate Loch Lyme Lodge, a vibrant 100-year-old cabin based hospitality business that will share their 120 acres with Pinnacle Cohousing. She plans to build a co-home she and Chuck can live in for the rest of their lives.

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