Formed: 2006 Established: 2008
This page last updated:3/27/2013
Sawyer Hill EcoVillage
(located between Boston and Worcester, MA)
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Sawyer Hill EcoVillage in Berlin, Massachusetts, is a joint development of two cohousing groups: Camelot Cohousing and Mosaic Commons. Our beautiful 65-acre site near Worcester, Massachusetts, is home to two neighborhoods, each with 34 homes plus common house and gardens, and also 25-plus acres of deeded conservation land.
The community is close to full. We have sold over 80% of our homes, but we do still have several homes (one, two, three, and four bedrooms) for sale, both market rate and specially priced affordable homes for income-qualified buyers. We welcome all community-minded folks, and we strive for diversity in religion, race, family size, age, sexual orientation, gender, personal interests, educational philosophies, and political persuasion.
For details see directory listings for Camelot Cohousing and Mosaic Commons separately.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: Mosaic Commons, Camelot Cohousing
This page last updated:3/27/2013
(tours on Sunday afternoons)
Visitor Process: Please contact us by email or phone.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(home owner assoc. fees)
Land and Buildings
(small rural/suburban town (pop 2600))
65 acres (26.3 hectares)
(25 acres in conservation)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(68 homes (mostly in duplexes and triplexes))
(2 distinct cohousing communities in the development)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(large community garden)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(shared meals will generally include vegetarian options)
(smoking prohibited in community buildings)
Common Spiritual Practices:
:: Private school off the property
:: Public schooled
Number of Units:
68 (34 in each of two cohousing neighborhoods)
Square Feet in Common House:
(2 common houses)
Kraus Fitch, Office of Michael Rosenfeld
Self-developed. We worked with Stew Meyer and Chris ScottHanson as project managers.
Boston Private Bank & Trust, Wainwright Bank, Life Initiative Fund, Community Fund of New England
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