Plans Continue For Habitat for Humanity Project in Brewster

AFFORDABLE HOUSINGBREWSTER – Plans were unveiled at a recent Brewster selectmen’s meeting for Habitat for Humanity’s 14-unit development off Tubman Road.

Planning for the project started in 2012 and permitting should be completed next year, with construction starting on six homes.

The single family homes start at $126,000 and go up to $151,000 and eligible owners have to be at or below 65 percent of the area median income.

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Vicki Goldsmith said these homes won’t be small.

“It will be a mix of two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and one four-bedroom home all volunteer-built Habitat for Humanity homes,” said Goldsmith.

The property, formerly Bassett’s Wild Animal Farm, was approved for purchase at town meeting last year and is 17 acres.

Goldsmith said there’s a special meaning behind building on the property of the popular former Cape attraction.

“There’s a special joy knowing that, that particular property will continue to have a use that’s really important to local families,” said Goldsmith.

The rest of the eight homes are scheduled to be built beginning in 2018 with the entire project completed by 2021.

The homes will sports a southern exposed roof ready for solar panels and will also utilize heat pumps.

The 14 units will be located on a winding entry road, set back from Tubman Road, with six homes on the rear side of Eversource power lines and eight on the far side.

For more information about the project, go to The site will be updated as the development progresses.

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