We are a group of about 25 individuals living in various towns in Metro Northwest Boston.
Our Work & Careers — We hold or have held these job titles (over half of us are still working):
Electrical engineering consultant; project manager in high tech; veterinarian; bio-tech start-up entrepreneur; owner of an organic gardening company; career counselor; actor; caterer; executive coach; physical therapist; scientific editor; co-founder of Buddhist center in Vermont; psychotherapist; organizational development consultant. And more!
Our Passions and Avocations include:
Hiking, rowing, biking, swimming, canoeing, quilting, playing classical harp, choral singing, contra dancing, craft cooking, growing vegetables and flowers, yoga and meditation, and working on vintage cars and scooters. We are having a wonderful time getting to know each other through social events and doing some of the things listed above together. In fact, we’re thinking this new community we’re growing feels a lot like dorm life for seniors, but without the tests and homework!
History of MSC:
The groundwork for our project was laid in 2016 by our founders, who are longtime residents of Belmont, Mass. By January 2017, we had formed an LLC and a core group that met regularly. In September 2017, we hired Katie McCamant (Cohousing Solutions, Inc.), the preeminent cohousing development consultant in North America, who is guiding our journey. In July 2018, we partnered with developer Matthew Blackham, who began searching for land for us, and who once we secure a site, will act as our project manager and take us through construction. In September 2018, we began learning and implementing sociocracy as our system of governance. As of July 2019, our mailing list has over 800 names.
In July 2019 we began negotiating a Purchase & Sale Agreement on a property in Littleton, Mass. We are moving forward with growing our group, member commitments, getting training in dynamic governance, and growing our group identity and connections.
We are looking for people to join us in this exciting journey!