Camelot Cohousing

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

Listing created on: January 13, 2005

Camelot Cohousing

(Berlin, Massachusetts, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Started Planning: 2003
  • Start Living Together: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Camelot Cohousing Trustees
  • Address:
    69 Village Court
    Berlin, Massachusetts, 01503
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:


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.


  • Adult Members: 64
  • Child Members: 19
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling


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

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 68 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current Number of Residences: 34
  • 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.


    As designed

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: Participation in meetings and committees

    Financial commitment to participate.

    Condo fees



  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.

Additional Comments

Berlin is a beautiful, small New England town

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Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Completed
  • Year construction was (or will be) completed: 2008
  • Shared common building: No (6000 square feet)
  • Architect: Office of Michael Rosenfeld
  • Developer: EcoCohousing LLC.
  • Commercial Lender: Boston Private Bank & Wainwright Bank and Trust

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