Last updated: May 12, 2011 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: January 13, 2005

Camelot Cohousing

(Berlin, Massachusetts, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2003  Established: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.camelotcohousing.com/
  • Contact Name: Camelot Cohousing Trustees
  • Address:
    69 Village Court
    Berlin, Massachusetts, 01503
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact info@camelotcohousing.com.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

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.

Population

  • 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

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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Small Town, Small Town
  • 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.

    34

    As designed

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Participation in meetings and committees

    Financial commitment to participate.

    Condo fees

Diet

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

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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

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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.
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