Jackman Pond Co-housing Collective

The Jackman Pond Co-Housing Collective will offer elders the ability to live in a warm, welcoming, lively environment where interaction with community is integral to daily life.

Intergenerational communities offer healthy models for living, where work and knowledge, leisure and support, are shared. Intentional co-housing is a growing trend in an increasingly lonely country.


Who chooses Intentional Co-housing Living?

  • retirees who want to maintain an independent lifestyle surrounded by the energy and companionship of a community with shared values and vision
  • individuals, friends, or couples with life experiences which they’re eager to share with a younger generation, through teaching or taking classes together, collaborating on projects, or working on communal tasks
  • people who seek multigenerational fellowship
  • elders who want to age in their own affordable living space without isolation
  • those who are attracted to the process of tackling community, regional, or world problems with a cohort of energized people of all ages

Jackman Pond Co-housing Collective Offers

  • meals shared daily or weekly with members of our co-housing and broader communities
  • communal space in the farmhouse which includes a living room with wood stove; extensive library of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction; access to our wood shop; studio space; a piano; and our theater room for larger gatherings
  • opportunities to take or teach classes with students of all ages in our out-of-school programs and community ed sessions
  • a sense of purpose around reducing one’s carbon footprint and living more conscientiously, especially in connection to place
  • immediate access to the Bearcamp River, Jackman Pond, and a varied network of trails or waterways for walking, snowshoeing, skiing, horseback riding, kayaking, or fishing
  • potential for vegetable and perennial garden projects
  • a forum for shared decision making around collective needs and desires
  • sustainably-built and beautiful homes, duplexes, or shared housing units offered for long-term lease, ideally on a sliding scale based on ability to pay, and collectively maintained.
  • access to free skilled nursing care from the Tamworth Community Nurse Association.