After growing up in New England and then moving away for school and work, Laura dreamed of returning and having a farm. She didn’t make it all the way back to Vermont, but she and her husband Bill were eventually able to settle in southern New Jersey in an area of fertile farmland to pursue a more resilient lifestyle.
Chris and Sue were living and working in the Boston area when they began considering the possibility of moving to the Upper Valley area of Vermont. They and their two young daughters would often spend weekends in Quechee, VT, where they were drawn to the landscape, the activities, the culture and the pace of life.
Thanks to Pat’s long career in the diplomatic corps, she and her husband Darryl have lived in many different countries and experienced a wide variety of housing types. In Norway, they became enchanted with hytter, the small cabins in the woods that every Norwegian family seemed to own. While renting these cabins for weekend getaways, Pat and Darryl found that they liked living remotely in the woods and decided to pursue this lifestyle in the U.S. for their retirement.
When Carol and Howard embarked on the journey to build a new home, they were already experienced in home construction, having built or renovated 4 homes and moved 14 times in their more than 60 years of marriage. With this experience under their belt, they were confident in their decision to have Unity build their final retirement home.
As a nurse in Boston planning for her future, Janet envisioned living a simpler life with a smaller footprint. What she never envisioned, however, was that she would build that future herself - literally with her own two hands. But that’s what Janet did when she retired and became the general contractor for her Unity Nano.