Our application process is designed to give you a real sense of life in community before you join, and to help us know that people who decide to live here are a good fit. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, gender, or other constitutionally protected aspects of our shared humanity. We do want people who pitch in to group projects, who have a cooperative mindset, and who share our values.
We don't share meals very often, so all diets are welcome. We do try to grow a lot of our own food, so experience with gardening, permaculture, chickens, ducks, and other food growing practices are always welcome.
The first step to join Headwaters is to contact us for a tour. Come out and see what it's like first. If you still think you want to live here, you can ask to be invited to a work day, which we have monthly. If you still want to join us after the work day, then you would send us an application form. It's not terribly long and involved, but it gives us a better idea about why you might like to live in community. To download the application form, click here. At that point, you will be invited to attend a business meeting, which we also have monthly, and we'd act on your application then.
The following documents form the structure and some of the philosophy of the community. We are committed to ecological living and also to social justice - the community is designed to be permanently affordable, so we don't become a gated community where only wealthy people can live here. This involves some fairly complex legal and economic structures, so be sure to read and understand them before you make an application.