Monadnock Pastures

Marlborough, New Hampshire, United States

  • Last updated: January 10, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: May 17, 2017

Mission Statement

Community Description

Monadnock Pastures,
A cooperative residential horsekeeping
and agricultural condominium intentional community.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 17 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Planned number of residences: 6
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership
  • Additional Comments:

    6 condo residences to be built. Members all have a share and use of the total property


  • Adult Members: 3
  • Child Members: 1
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    call 603 876-3807 B&B available for overnight or extended stays–see

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Build or buy one of the housing units. Only one housing unit currently built–mine.

  • Additional Comments:

    No one is required to own horses or ride. There are copious gardens which can feed the whole community. Other skill contributions are also welvcomed and respected–tech, medical, trades–carpentry, plumbing, electrical–educational…more. any age, gender, race, marital status, families, singles…welcome


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    all residents are board members but each residence has only one vote.


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $200
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
  • Additional Comments:

    Members are expected to keep their residence in good shape and contribute to the upkeep of the common land.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Energy sources: not yet
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: 100%


  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Outbuilding(s), Tractor & Farm Equipment, Internet, equestrian facilities
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Dietary Practice: all
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:


  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

17 acres, 7 residences clustered on three sites,
leaving 15 acres of common land and facilities to be placed under conservation easement.

Own your home.
Pastureland and horse facilities remain in common.

Two single family homes 100′ from road and two single family homes and a duplex adjacent to large pasture.
Seeking a home building partner .

Common well and septic for each site.
Exterior home design, size, and orientation have required covenants.
Alternative energy use, recycling and shared resources whenever possible.

Community resources:
Miles of trails, dirt roads and fields.
Farrier, Vet, and Tack Shop in close proximity.
Outstanding schools
10 minutes to Keene retail and cultural center.

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cooperation, outdoor life, sustainability, horsekeeping, agricultural production