The “Scarborough 11” are a group of tight-knit intentional family members, Dave, Elijah, Hannah, Josh, Julia, Josh, Kevin, Laura, Maureen, Milo, Simon and Tessa. Our twelfth member, Greg Tate is no longer with us but the house is named Tate Estate in his memory.
Together, as legal joint owners, we purchased our beautiful 9-bedroom home in the West End of Hartford, Connecticut in 2014. Although we operate as any typical family does and have been quiet, respectful neighbors, we have encountered significant pushback from some of our neighbors who claim we are in violation of the neighborhood’s exclusive “single-family” zoning. As a result, we are currently being sued by the City of Hartford and we face fines and other possible penalties. Though we are two years into this struggle, as a family of longtime activists, we are well-equipped to keep up the fight and we hope to help pave the road for other non-nuclear families like ours.