Lyme, New Hampshire, United States
- Last updated: August 26, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
- Listing created on: August 20, 2006
link to our Vision Statement http://pinnacleproject.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=55
Our website begins with this paragraph: “Did you ever wish you had a big rambling house on a pond with fruit trees and gardens?…Do you fondly remember your days in college or graduate school and miss the group dinners with stimulating conversation?…Does the idea of living comfortably for less than it costs to live on your own appeal to you?.”
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 1994
- Start Living Together: 2019
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://www.pinnacleproject.info
- Business, Project, or Organization: http://LochLymeLodge.com
- Contact Name: Liz Ryan Cole
- Phone: 8027854124
- Community Address:
70 Orford Road
Lyme, New Hampshire, 03768
- Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Student Housing or Student Co-Op
- Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
- Location: Rural
- Decision Making: modified Sociocracy
- Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
managers are elected from membership
- Join Fee: $21000
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 2
- Open to members with existing debt: Yes
- Additional Comments:
coop work on land and in common spaces – 2-4 hours per week
membership begins with an initial capital contribution
resident fees cover property taxes, insurance, staff, daily common meal, etc.
- Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
- Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
- Energy sources: Solar, Biomass
- Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Planned food produced: Up to 25%
- Food produced locally: Between 26-49%
- Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Large Scale Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Stage or Auditorium, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Waterfront access, Internet
- 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: 2-5 times per week
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
- Additional Diet Comments:
Our goal for residential members is to make one common meal per day available (but members do not intend to eat every meal in the community dining room). We love good local food and are mostly omnivores. We always include vegetarian options. Alcohol use is up to individuals. We discourage smoking but it is allowed outside.
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
- Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
- Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Coho/US
energy efficient, wonderful food, intellectual curiosity, loving children, aging at home