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Camelot Cohousing

Last updated: May 12, 2011 (5 years ago)

Listing created on: January 13, 2005

Camelot Cohousing

(Berlin, Massachusetts, United States)

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2003
  • Start Living Together: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Website address: http://www.camelotcohousing.com/
  • Contact Name: Camelot Cohousing Trustees
  • Address:
    69 Village Court
    Berlin, Massachusetts, 01503
    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 [email protected]
  • 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.