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Giving back and growing roots

In addition to his work at the River Center, Tom is Nubi's snow man

Tom moved to Nubi during a period when he was experiencing some of the top stressors of contemporary life: divorce from his wife of 16 years, closing his business, single parenthood, relocating from another state, etc. “In Nubi I recognized a . . . → Read More: Giving back and growing roots

Sappy with the promise of spring

Collecting sugar maple sap

Late winter at Nubi is full of promise. These warming days and cold nights create the perfect conditions for maple sap to begin running. We tap our sugar maples to make syrup; seedlings in the Nubi seed room sprout, offering the promise of green in the midst of lingering snow cover. . . . → Read More: Sappy with the promise of spring

Real Estate Pulse in the Monadnock Region

Visitors to our cohousing neighborhood are occasionally curious about real estate in general in our region. I’ve gathered together facts and impressions as we begin 2013.

Where’s the interest? As has been widely reported, real estate sales nationally are on the increase. In New Hampshire, unit sales were up 22% at the end of 2012 . . . → Read More: Real Estate Pulse in the Monadnock Region

Building Community: Interview with Sage & Richard

Richard, Sage, Elsbeth & Catherine in Wyoming

In the almost five years that I’ve gotten to know Richard and Sage, who are Nubi co-founders and neighbors, I’ve often heard them refer to the Nubi project with both exasperation and love. I finally got a chance to ask them to reflect at more length on a . . . → Read More: Building Community: Interview with Sage & Richard

Heard on the Path: Why did you decide to move to Nubi?

Mary

“For a long time I have recognized that I had a set of values, but not a day-to-day context in which to live those values. I wanted my actions and behaviors to flow from my values. I’ve accomplished that goal within my family and myself, but I was looking to extend it into my . . . → Read More: Heard on the Path: Why did you decide to move to Nubi?

Real Estate – Values

With National Public Radio reporting that real estate is heating up even in mid-winter, inquiries through our website growing, and other good economic news, we’ve been reflecting on lessons learned from the recession and our hopes for the future.

Nubi kids enjoy the snow

People often ask us—as developers and as residents at Nubi—what . . . → Read More: Real Estate – Values

Heard on the Path: What are your strategies for making the holiday season manageable and meaningful?

Carol H.

“We don’t have a lot of “have-tos” for our holiday season, which helps us to focus on spending time together as a family. As a musician, I’ve always been so busy during the holiday season, up through Christmas eve, that I often couldn’t focus on our celebrations until afterwards. So, if the 25th . . . → Read More: Heard on the Path: What are your strategies for making the holiday season manageable and meaningful?

Five things I’ve learned in co-housing that have enriched my holidays

One of the great things about co-housing for me is that neighbors often compensate or fill in for gaps in my own interests and abilities. Consider, for example, that my 9-year-old daughter lacked a costume with just a couple days to go before Halloween. She didn’t even have a concept yet, let alone a functioning . . . → Read More: Five things I’ve learned in co-housing that have enriched my holidays

Music can make a community . . . but only if a community makes music!

Justin and Stacey on violin and accordion for New Year's concert

Music is not hard to hear at Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm (Nubi). Whether it be the sweet sound of a violin or flute in summer wafting from an open window, someone practicing on the Steinway in the Common House or jazz played on the . . . → Read More: Music can make a community . . . but only if a community makes music!

Holiday traditions in cohousing

Decorating gingerbread lanterns

How do we celebrate the holidays without succumbing to consumerism and making ourselves crazy? Holidays can be a major challenge for many reasons, chief among them for us has been the feeling that we’re going through the motions of celebration without engaging in the substance.

In founding and living in a . . . → Read More: Holiday traditions in cohousing