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Camelot Cohousing

Last updated: May 12, 2011 (4 years ago)

Listing created on: January 13, 2005

Camelot Cohousing

(Berlin, Massachusetts, United States)

Mission Statement:

Cohousing

Community Description:

We are a group from the Greater Boston & Metrowest area of Massachusetts who have built a 34-unit cohousing community in Berlin, Massachusetts, with Mosaic Commons; two cohousing communities side by side on the same property. We currently have 27 equity households and three associate households. We have one two-bedroom and one three-bedroom duplex still available. We also have four 40b (income qualified) duplexes.

About

  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)

Housing

  • Area: 68 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 34
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: 51% put into permanent conservation

    68 units for the whole site, split between Camelot & Mosaic. This number is subject to change as we negotiate for density with the town of Berlin.

    34

    As designed

Membership

  • Adult Members: 64
  • Child Members: 19
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Contact info@camelotcohousing.com.
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We have an elected president, in office for 1 year at a time.

    Committee heads only, also electable 1 year terms

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: Participation in meetings and committees

    Financial commitment to participate.

    Condo fees

Sustainability Practices

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling

Additional Comments

Berlin is a beautiful, small New England town

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Coho/US

Community Affiliations

Mosaic Commons

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge