After meeting with the Planning Board through the summer and fall, the Pinnacle Project has decided to propose an amendment to the ordinance to allow "Pocket Neighborhoods" in a limited part of town. This will come to a vote at Town Meeting in March 2017 Read more...
Cohousing Helps Prevent Isolation
A recent PBS Video about Cohousing shows how having a nearby community of friends and neighbors helps to prevent isolation.
Did you ever wish you had a big rambling house on a pond with fruit trees and gardens – a place you knew and loved and could always return to? Do you love gatherings with family and friends enjoying great food and stimulating conversation? Are you interested in reducing your carbon footprint and your living costs? Do you enjoy living around people who reflect a mixed age range? Do you want a home where you can raise your children? Age in your own home in your cohousing neighborhood? Live in a place your children and grandchildren love to visit?
Pinnacle Cohousing at Loch Lyme Lodge is well along the path to creating private homes and shared spaces that will help us live those dreams.
We own 120 acres on Post Pond in Lyme, NH. The property is home to a long established hospitality business, Loch Lyme Lodge, which has a restaurant and kitchen in the old cape, gardens, a lovely large barn and even clay tennis courts. Rustic cabins with fireplaces are sprinkled across the property. The property provides a vacation home to long-term guests including families who have been coming to Loch Lyme decade after decade. The cohousing will add tightly clustered year-round homes to compliment the cabins.
We are actively working on home design and building permissions. Our time frame assumes balancing septic and barn work and cabin upgrades for Loch Lyme Lodge with site work and building for homes as we get zoning permissions and as members are ready to build.
Pinnacle members are a mixed group. Some are in couples and others are not, some have children and some do not. Some have known each other since college days, others met here in the Upper Valley and still others were long-term guests at Loch Lyme Lodge who wanted to make the Lodge their own. We work in law, medicine, teaching, computing, retail and fund raising. Some enjoy singing and acting while others write and direct on stage. Some are retired and some have young families. Some live here in the Upper Connecticut River Valley and some live farther away, in Massachusetts, Kansas, Maryland, and California. Our broad interests reflect the members - who are passionate about many things -from gardening to hiking to reading by the pond, and from baking and other cooking to making music and creating in wood, clay and metal. We anticipate having both our own pets and farm animals. We invite you to begin by reading our vision statement, which expresses our shared goals.
Post Pond October 2011: Not surprisingly, long ago it was known as Mirror Lake!