Retirees flock together in Pecos

When Bonnie McGowan first envisioned a community called Birds of a Feather, she saw a place where gays and lesbians could “age in place.” Today, 19 residents, from their mid-50s to 70s, are spread out in 11 homes across 160 acres of rural New Mexico. Floor plans range in size from 1,625-square-foot casitas to 3,000-square-foot layouts. Many use solar power, and one of the options is an EcoNest — a house built entirely of green materials, using a German technique that dates back 800 years.


Source: Santa Fe New Mexican