We don't encourage a visit as the first step. We ask people to take the time to think of everything that they think we would like to know about them. Also we've put a lot of time into telling people a lot about us. We need to know that people who are interested in our community have also taken the time to become familiar with who we are and what we are doing.
We like to begin with an email conversation. Tell us about yourself, things like: Who are you? Where do you live? What are your skills and passions? Are there any 'red flags' that go up for you when you read our info? Are there questions you have that you didn't find answers for? Things like that!
Becoming a part of each others' lives is not something to be taken lightly, or to just jump right into. Everyone's needs have to be taken into consideration before entering into a living situation. We're very excited about living with others, and have learned from years of communal living experience that these first steps are absolutely necessary in order to avoid unnecessary difficulties farther down the path. We hope you understand and are not discouraged. If you consider yourself a 'good fit' then we encourage you to persist and trust the process. This is a project/community that is very much worth the time and effort on your behalf.
Steps to Membership