On Sunday afternoon late this summer, I went to Sirius, a well-established community in North Amherst. I was only there a short time, but I got to see a few of the buildings. We spent most of the time at the main building, which, in addition to apartments, holds a huge kitchen, a large dining and living space, and the most beautiful community space I have seen yet. The building was built by Sirius members and friends. The walls are white, with the supporting wood beams showing. On the outside of the dining area is a very large greenhouse, which contains the largest rosemary bush I have ever seen, basil, tomatoes, and some other plants with which I am less familiar.
More on this another time.